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Prenatal Genetic Testing Chart (Infographic)

PFSI010 Weeks 14 Weeks 58 Weeks 912 Weeks 1316 Weeks 1720 Weeks 2124 Timing 1013 weeks Blood test plus NT ultrasound exam Screens for Down syndrome and trisomy 18 Firsttrimester screening Secondtrimester screening quad screen Timing 1522 weeks Blood test Screens for Down syndrome trisomy 13 trisom...

October 2016


Annual Well-Woman Exam (Infographic)

Birth Control Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you Some examples include the birth control pill intrauterine device IUD patch condom or implant Cancer Screening Learn more about breast cancer colon cancer or other types of cancer Vaccinations Get vaccinations against the flu...

September 2016


Zika Virus and Pregnancy (Infographic)

PFSI011 Mosquito Bite Prevention If you must travel to one of the areas where Zika virus is spreading strictly follow these four steps to prevent mosquito bites Use EPAregistered bug spray with DEET picaridin IR3535 oil of lemon eucalyptus or paramenthanediol Used as directed these sprays are safe...

September 2016


Genital Herpes

FAQ054, September 2016

What is genital herpes Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection STI It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex virus HSV Infection with HSV can cause painful sores and blisters around the lips genitals or anus Sometimes infection with HSV causes no sores It is possible to have HSV and...

September 2016

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Teens

TFAQ001, February 2016

What does LGBT stand for LGBT is an abbreviation for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender These terms describe a persons sexual orientationa persons emotional or sexual attraction to other people Gay describes a person either male or female who is attracted to people of the same sex Straight descr...

February 2016

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Cervical Cancer Screening (Infographic)

PFSI009 Your obgyn or other health care professional takes a sample of cervical cells and sends them to a lab for testing For a Pap test the sample is tested to see if abnormal cells are present For an HPV test the sample is tested for infection with HPV types linked to cancer If you are younger t...

February 2016


Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis

FAQ071, February 2016

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

February 2016

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How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

FAQ009, December 2015

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...

December 2015

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Your Sexual Health

FAQ072, November 2015

What causes sexual problems in women Some common causes of sexual problems in women include the followingAgingA womans libido another term for interest in and desire for sex and sexual activity sometimes decrease with age This decrease is normal and usually is not a cause for concern but problems ...

November 2015

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

FAQ191, November 2015

What is human papillomavirus HPV Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus Like all viruses HPV causes infection by entering cells Once inside a cell HPV takes control of the cells internal machinery and uses it to make copies of itself These copies then infect other nearby cells Womens Health What is h...

November 2015

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