The Transition from Adolescence to Womanhood

 

If you are the parent of a daughter, you many be wondering when it is time for her first visit to a Gynecologist. According to the guidelines recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the first visit to a Gynecologist should take place sometime between the ages of thirteen and fifteen. Ideally, this visit …

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Long-Acting Contraceptives

 

A new study, to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirms that long-acting forms of contraception such as intrauterine devices and implants are more effective than birth control pills and patches in preventing pregnancies. The study involved 7,500 women in The Contraceptive Choice Project: a project to promote long-acting birth control to …

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Flu Vaccine For Pregnant Women

 

The flu vaccine has been found to be both safe and effective for use by pregnant women. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends the flu vaccine for all pregnant women. Now it seems there may be even more of a reason to vaccinate pregnant women against the flu. A recent …

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Uterine Fibroids

 

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus. As many as three out of four women have uterine fibroids at some point in their lives but are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms. However, in some cases, uterine fibroids can cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms and Treatments

 

Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a condition where the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman’s pelvic organs weaken causing the pelvic organs slip out of place (prolapse). There are different types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse. One of the most common types is vaginal prolapse. This condition usually develops after Menopause, childbirth or a hysterectomy. A diagnosis …

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Available Treatments for Menstrual Cramps

 

Menstrual Cramps are a common problem affecting adolescent girls and women all around the world. The medical term for menstrual cramps or painful menstruation is “Dysmenorrhea.” Dysmenorrhea can range from mild to severe and in some cases can be so painful that it interferes with normal daily activities such as work, school and sports. Menstrual …

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Tubal Infertility

 

There are many different causes of female infertility, one of which is damage to the fallopian tubes.  This condition is sometimes referred to as “tubal infertility.” Your fallopian tubes have the important function of transporting the egg from the ovary to the uterus. When the fallopian tubes are damaged or blocked, they can prevent sperm from getting …

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Is Hormone Therapy Right for You?

 

If you are a woman over the age of forty and are experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, moodiness and lack of libido, you may be in Perimenopause or Menopause. Perimenopause is the stage of a woman’s reproductive life when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less Estrogen. This stage begins for most women in their 40s …

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HPV Vaccines and the Recurrence of HPV-Related Disease

 

HPV (Human Papillamovirus) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States affecting approximately 20 million people according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. There are over forty types of HPV affecting the genital areas of both males and females. HPV can lead to genital warts as well as many types …

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