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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

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

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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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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...

December 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...

December 2015

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Your Sexual Health

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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

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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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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...

September 2015

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

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What is pelvic inflammatory disease PID Pelvic inflammatory disease PID is an infection of the female reproductive organs It is a common illness PID is diagnosed in more than 1 million women each year in the United States Gynecologic Problems What is pelvic inflammatory disease PID What causes PID...

September 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 FAQ041 Your Changing BodyEspecially for Teens Hormones also...

August 2015

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