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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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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...

November 2016

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Cervical Cancer Screening (Infographic)

PFSI009 Your obgyn or other health care professional takes a sample of cervical cells and sends them to a lab for testing For a Pap test the sample is tested to see if abnormal cells are present For an HPV test the sample is tested for infection with HPV types linked to cancer If you are younger t...

February 2016

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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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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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Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis

FAQ071, February 2016

What are gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis Gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis are sexually transmitted infections STIs These three STIs can cause serious longterm problems if they are not treated especially for teenagers and young women Gynecologic Problems What are gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis W...

February 2016

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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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How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

FAQ009, December 2015

What are sexually transmitted infections STIs Sexually transmitted infections STIs are infections that are spread by sexual contact Sexually transmitted infections can cause severe damage to your bodyeven death Except for colds and flu STIs are the most common contagious easily spread infections i...

December 2015

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

FAQ191, November 2015

What is human papillomavirus HPV Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus Like all viruses HPV causes infection by entering cells Once inside a cell HPV takes control of the cells internal machinery and uses it to make copies of itself These copies then infect other nearby cells Womens Health What is h...

November 2015

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