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Number AP177, November 2017

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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...


SB013 Los años de la edad mediana La mayoría de las mujeres, durante los años de la edad mediana, perciben una gran sensación de bienestar físico y emocional. La edad mediana puede ofrecer a muchas mujeres un mayor sentido de control sobre varios aspectos de la vida. Puede ser una oportunidad para establecer nuevas metas que trascienden a aquellas de la juventud y pensar en lo que hará próximamente en la vida. Tal vez ya sus hijos sean mayores—incluso vivan por su cuenta—por lo que dispone ahora del tiempo que hacía años no tenía. Es posible que The American College of Obstetr...


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.


SP121 Síndrome de ovario poliquístico The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N Problemas Ginecológicos • SP121 E l síndrome de ovario poliquístico (SOP) es un trastorno que afecta hasta un 5–10% de las mujeres. Las tres características principales del síndrome de ovario poliquístico son: 1) niveles elevados de ciertas hormonas que se llaman andrógenos; 2) períodos menstruales irregulares o ausencia de períodos menstruales y 3) la presencia de sacos llenos de líquido en los ovarios. Muchas mujeres con este síndrom...


Number Number 180, July 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 137, August 2013)

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Number AB013, June 2017

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Number TFAQ003, June 2017

Especially For Teens What are some of the benefits of playing sports? What health problems should I be aware of if I play sports? What is disordered eating? What is the female athlete triad? What causes the female athlete triad? What are the symptoms of the female athlete triad? What changes in my period should I be concerned about? What is low bone mass? Can these health problems cause permanent damage? Who can I talk to if I am concerned that playing sports is harming my health? How can sports-related health problems be treated? What can I d...


Number AP041, June 2017

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Number FAQ121, June 2017

What are common signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? Common PCOS signs and symptoms include the following: Irregular menstrual periods—Menstrual disorders can include absent periods, periods that occur infrequently or too frequently, heavy periods, or unpredictable periods. Infertility —PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility. Obesity—Up to 80% of women with PCOS are obese. Excess hair growth on the face, chest, abdomen, or upper thighs—This condition, called hirsutism, affects more than 70% of women with PCOS. Severe acne or acne that occurs a...


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