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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 2016


Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis

FAQ071, December 2016

What is a sexually transmitted infection STI A sexually transmitted infection STI is an infection spread by sexual contact There are many STIs however this FAQ focuses on chlamydia gonorrhea and syphilis These STIs can cause longterm health problems and problems during pregnancy Having an STI also...

December 2016

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Protecting Yourself Against Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

FAQ125, December 2016

What is hepatitis Hepatitis is an infection that affects the liver Womens Health What is hepatitisnbsp What are hepatitis B and hepatitis Cnbsp What is acute hepatitisnbsp What is chronic hepatitisnbsp What is a carrier How is the hepatitis B virus spreadnbsp Is there a test for the hepatitis B vi...

December 2016

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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


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 paramenthanediol or 2undecanone Used as directed these spr...

October 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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