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Number Number 729, January 2018

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 493, May 2011)

ABSTRACT: Awareness of the broader contexts that influence health supports respectful, patient-centered care that incorporates lived experiences, optimizes health outcomes, improves communication, and can help reduce health and health care inequities. Although there is little doubt that genetics and lifestyle play an important role in shaping the overall health of individuals, interdisciplinary researchers have demonstrated how the conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, work, and age, play equally as important a role in shaping health outcomes. These factors, referred t...


SP041 Cambios en las jóvenes durante la pubertad La pubertad comienza cuando el cerebro envía señales a ciertas partes del cuerpo para que comience a crecer y cambiar. Estas señales se llaman hormonas. Las hormonas son sustancias químicas que controlan las funciones del cuerpo. Durante la pubertad, las hormonas causan los siguientes cambios: • Aumentas de peso y de estatura. • Se podrían ensanchar tus caderas. Los cambios en el cuerpo: La pubertad en las jóvenes The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N Especial...


SP150 Qué puedes esperar Las mujeres tienen necesidades especiales de salud. Los obstetra–ginecólogos son médicos que se especializan en la salud de la mujer. Las jóvenes deben tener la primara consulta ginecológica entre los 13 años y 15 años de edad. La primera consulta puede consistir solo en una conversación entre tú y tu médico. También se podrían hacer algunos exámenes específicos. La primera consulta es una buena manera para que tú y tu médico se conozcan. También te enterarás de lo que puedes esperar durante las consultas futuras y obtener información sobre cómo mantene...


Number FAQ041, August 2017

What is puberty? Puberty is the time when your body changes and becomes more like an adult. When does puberty start? It is normal for changes to start as early as 8 years old or as late as 13 years old. Puberty starts when your brain sends signals to certain parts of the body to start growing and changing. These signals are called hormones. Hormones are chemicals that control body functions.


Number AP041, June 2017

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Number FAQ112, May 2017

This product is undergoing revision and will be available in early 2018.


Number FAQ150, May 2017

When should I have my first gynecologic visit? An obstetrician–gynecologist (ob–gyn) is a doctor who specializes in the health care of women. Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 years and 15 years.


Number AP150, April 2017

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Number AP112, January 2017

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