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Disorders of the Vulva

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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 ...

July 2014

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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, ge...

May 2011

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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 treat...

September 2013

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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 seriou...

November 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 ...

December 2012

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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 fluids—in most cases, blood or semen. Once in the blood, t...

August 2011

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How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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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 bo...

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 ...

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 ...

July 2014

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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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 tha...

May 2011

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