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


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)


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)


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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Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus


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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