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Number Number 718, September 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion 566, June 2013)

ABSTRACT: The overwhelming majority of morbidity and mortality attributable to pertussis infection occurs in infants who are 3 months and younger. Infants do not begin their own vaccine series against pertussis until approximately 2 months of age. This leaves a window of significant vulnerability for newborns, many of whom contract serious pertussis infections from family members and caregivers, especially their mothers, or older siblings, or both. In 2013, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices published its updated recommendation that a dose of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria t...


SP056 El examen médico antes del embarazo Si está planeando quedar embarazada, es buena idea hacerse un examen médico antes de estar embarazada. Durante esta visita, el profesional de atención médica le preguntará sobre su alimentación y estilo de vida, su historial médico y familiar, los medicamentos que usa y sus embarazos previos. El objetivo de este examen médico es detectar problemas que puedan afectar su embarazo. Identificar estos factores antes del embarazo Una buena salud antes del embarazo La atención antes del embarazo The American College of Obstetricians and Gynec...


SP191 Cómo ocurre una infección del virus del papiloma humano Hay más de 150 tipos del VPH. Alrededor de 40 tipos infectan el área genital de los hombres y las mujeres, y se transmiten mediante el contacto con la piel durante el sexo vaginal, anal u oral. La infección genital del VPH puede ocurrir aun si no tiene coito sexual. La vacuna contra el virus del papiloma humano The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N La Salud de la Mujer • SP191 Al igual que con muchas otras infecciones de transmisión sexual, a menu...


Number Number 704, June 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 641, September 2015)

ABSTRACT: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with anogenital cancer (including cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, and anal), oropharyngeal cancer, and genital warts. The HPV vaccination significantly reduces the incidence of anogenital cancer and genital warts. Despite the benefits of HPV vaccines, only 41.9% of girls in the recommended age group, and only 28.1% of males in the recommended age group have received all recommended doses. Compared with many other countries, HPV vaccination rates in the United States are unacceptably low. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved t...


Number FAQ191, June 2017

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 cell’s internal machinery and uses it to make copies of itself. These copies then infect other nearby cells.


Number FAQ056, April 2017

Pregnancy What is a preconception care checkup? Who should have a preconception care checkup? Why is a healthy diet important? How can I make sure my diet is healthy? How can being overweight affect my pregnancy? How can I lose weight if I am overweight? How can being underweight affect my pregnancy? Should I take a vitamin supplement? Why is it important for me to get enough folic acid before I get pregnant? Why is it important for me to get enough iron? Can my lifestyle affect my pregnancy? How can my environment affect my pregnancy? Ca...


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,...


Number AP191, March 2017

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