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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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You and Your Sexuality (Especially for Teens)

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What happens during puberty When puberty starts your brain sends signals to certain parts of the body to start growing and changing These signals are called hormones Hormones make your body change and start looking more like an adults see the FAQ Your Changing BodyEspecially for Teens Hormones als...

May 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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Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy

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What are hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are serious infections that affect the liver Both diseases are contagious and caused by viruses Both can lead to serious longterm illness Pregnancy What are hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections What extra risks are cause...

November 2013

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Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis

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What are gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis Gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis are sexually transmitted diseases STDs These three STDs can cause serious longterm problems if they are not treated especially for teenagers and young women Gynecologic Problems What are gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis Wha...

September 2013

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