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Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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Human immunodeficiency virus HIV is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AIDS HIV can enter the bloodstream through contact with an infected persons body fluids such as blood or semen This can happen during sex or by sharing needles used to inject drugs An infected woman who is...

August 2015

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

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What is pelvic inflammatory disease PID Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs It is a common illness Pelvic inflammatory disease is diagnosed in more than 1 million women each year in the United States Pelvic inflammatory disease occurs when bacteria move fr...

May 2015

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

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How do urinary tract infections UTIs develop Most urinary tract infections start in the lower urinary tract which is made up of the urethra and bladder Bacteria from the bowel live on the skin near the anus or in the vagina These bacteria can spread and enter the urinary tract through the urethra ...

May 2015

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Group B Strep and Pregnancy

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What is group B streptococcus GBS Group B streptococcus is one of the many types of bacteria that live in the body and usually do not cause serious illness It is found in the digestive urinary and reproductive tracts of men and women In women it can be found in the vagina and rectum GBS is not a s...

March 2015

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Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care

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What is a preconception care checkup The goal of this checkup is to find things that could affect your pregnancy Identifying these factors before pregnancy allows you to take steps that can increase the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby During this visit your health care pro...

March 2015

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21 Reasons to See a Gynecologist Before Age 21 (Infographic)

This infographic highlights 21 reasons a woman under the age of 21 should see a gynecologist

March 2015

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How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

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What are sexually transmitted infections STIs Sexually transmitted infections STIs are infections that are spread by sexual contact Sexually transmitted infections can cause severe damage to your bodyeven death Except for colds and flu STIs are the most common contagious easily spread infections i...

March 2015

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Disorders of the Vulva: Common Causes of Vulvar Pain, Burning, and Itching

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What is the vulva The external female genital area is called the vulva The outer folds of skin are called the labia majora and the inner folds are called the labia minora Gynecologic Problems What is the vulvanbsp When should I contact my health care provider about vulvar symptomsnbsp What will my...

July 2014

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines

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What is human papillomavirus HPV Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus that can be passed from person to person through skintoskin contact More than 100 types of HPV have been found About 30 of these types infect the genital areas of men and women Gynecologic Problems What is human papillomavirus HP...

July 2014

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection

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What is human papillomavirus HPV Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus that can be passed from person to person through skintoskin contact More than 100 types of HPV have been found About 30 of these types infect the genital areas of men and women and are spread from person to person through sexual ...

July 2014

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