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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 vulva?  When should I contact my health care provider about vulvar sympt...

July 2014

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How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

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What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are spread by sexual contact. Sexually transmitted diseases can cause severe damage to your body—even death. Except for colds and flu, STDs are the most common contagious (easily spread) diseas...

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 skin-to-skin 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 throu...

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 skin-to-skin 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 hum...

July 2014

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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 the body fluids of an infected person, such as blood or semen. This can happen during sex or by sharing needles used to inject drugs. An infecte...

May 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, long-term illness. Pregnancy What are hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections? What...

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, long-term problems if they are not treated, especially for teenagers and young women. Gynecologic Problems What are gonorrhea, c...

September 2013

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HIV and Pregnancy

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What is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)? Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). How do you get HIV? HIV enters the bloodstream by way of body fluids, such as blood or semen. Once in the blood, the virus invades and kills CD4 c...

December 2012

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Protecting Yourself Against Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

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What are hepatitis B and hepatitis C? Hepatitis B is an infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis C is an infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. Both diseases are contagious and can lead to serious, long-term illness. Women's Health What is hepatitis?  What are hep...

July 2012

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Vaginitis

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What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina. As many as one third of women will have symptoms of vaginitis sometime during their lives. Vaginitis affects women of all ages but is most common during the reproductive years. Gynecologic Problems What is vaginitis? Wha...

August 2011

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