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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

FAQ077, September 2015

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

FAQ088, September 2015

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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You and Your Sexuality (Especially for Teens)

FAQ042, August 2015

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

PFS005, August 2015

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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21 Reasons to See a Gynecologist Before Age 21 (Infographic)

Pregnancy Periods Sexuality and Relationships 10 Have safe and healthy relationships with a boyfriend or girlfriend 11 Know when a relationship is threatening or harmful 12 Talk about lesbian gay bisexual and transgender LGBT topics 13 Think things through before you have sex for the first time 14...

March 2015

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Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy

FAQ093, November 2013

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 longterm illness Pregnancy What are hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections What extra risks are cause...

November 2013

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HIV and Pregnancy

FAQ113, December 2012

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 cells CD4 cells ar...

December 2012

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Protecting Yourself Against Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

FAQ125, July 2012

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 longterm illness Womens Health What is hepatitisnbsp What are hepatitis B and hepatitis ...

July 2012

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Vaginitis

FAQ028, August 2011

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 What can cause vaginiti...

August 2011

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When Sex Is Painful

FAQ020, May 2011

How common is painful sex Pain during intercourse is very commonnearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives For some women the pain is only a temporary problem for others it is a longterm problem Gynecologic Problems How common is painful sexnbsp What cause...

May 2011

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