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September 2017

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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 Number 709, August 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 359, January 2007)

ABSTRACT: Monetary reimbursement of physicians in exchange for medical advice and treatment is well established and accepted in medical practice. However, financial pressures and the pervasiveness of entrepreneurial values have led some physicians to widen the scope of activities for which they seek reimbursement. Some of these commercial activities are ethically problematic in the clinical setting. Obstetrician–gynecologists should strive to ensure that commercial enterprises in medical practice do not compromise the patient-focused mission of clinical care. In this Committee Opinion, the Am...


Number Number 705, July 2017

ABSTRACT: Mental health disorders in adolescence are a significant problem, relatively common, and amenable to treatment or intervention. Obstetrician–gynecologists who see adolescent patients are highly likely to see adolescents and young women who have one or more mental health disorders. Some of these disorders may interfere with a patient’s ability to understand or articulate her health concerns and appropriately adhere to recommended treatment. Some disorders or their treatments will affect the hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal axis, causing anovulatory cycles and various menstrual disturba...


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July 2017

SP127 Definición El dolor vulvar se llama vulvodinia cuando • no es posible identificar una sola causa del dolor (consulte el cuadro). • El dolor dura 3 meses o más tiempo. Vulvodinia The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N Problemas Ginecológicos • SP127 La vulvodinia puede afectar su salud general y alterar su vida cotidiana. El dolor puede dificultar su capacidad para trabajar o mantenerse activa. También puede afectar su vida sexual. Tener que enfrentar dolor a largo plazo también puede contribuir a cierto...


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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8.
April 2017

Number FAQ127, April 2017

Gynecologic Problems What is vulvodynia? What does vulvodynia feel like? What are some of the possible causes of vulvodynia? How is vulvodynia evaluated? How is vulvodynia treated? What are some steps that I can take to help with my pain? What medications are used to treat vulvodynia? Can physical therapy help with vulvodynia? What is trigger point therapy? Can a nerve block help relieve pain? What is cognitive behavioral therapy? When is surgery recommended for vulvodynia? Glossary What is vulvodynia? The external female genital are...


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, human papillomavirus (HPV), and more. Health Screening Get screened for high blood pressure, diabetes, bone density for osteoporosis, and more. Depression Screening Depression is a common but serious illness. Depression can be mild, moderate, or severe. To diagnose depression,...


10.
February 2017

(Approved February 2017)

There is a growing body of literature that validates the public health impact of racial bias, implicit and explicit, on the lives and health of people of color. As women’s health care physicians, obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) must work to clearly understand the impact of racial bias and how it manifests in our lives and in the lives of our patients. Racial bias is an issue that affects our patients, either directly by subjecting them or their families to inequitable treatment, or indirectly by creating a stressful and unhealthy environment. It is critical that physicians are aware of t...


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