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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

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What is pelvic inflammatory disease PID Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs It is a common illness Pelvic inflammatory disease is diagnosed in more than 1 million women each year in the United States Pelvic inflammatory disease occurs when bacteria move fr...

May 2011

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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 following AgingA 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...

May 2011

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When Sex Is Painful

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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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Genital Herpes

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What is genital herpes Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease STD Genital herpes is probably best known for the sores and blisters it causes These sores can appear around the lips genitals or anus The place where the sores appear is the original site where the virus entered your body Gen...

May 2011

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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 What can cause vaginiti...

August 2011

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HIV and Women

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How does human immunodeficiency virus HIV infection occur Human immunodeficiency virus HIV enters the bloodstream through certain body fluidsin most cases blood or semen Once in the blood the virus invades and kills cells of the immune system These cells are white blood cells called CD4 cells When...

August 2011

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

July 2012

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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 cells CD4 cells ar...

December 2012

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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 the FAQ Your Changing BodyEspecially for Teens Hormones als...

March 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 longterm problems if they are not treated especially for teenagers and young women Gynecologic Problems What are gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis Wha...

September 2013

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