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  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and certain types of cancer. A…

  • Cervical Cancer

    Cervical cancer is cancer of a woman’s cervix. It’s almost always caused by HPV. With regular Pap tests, it can…

  • Understanding Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Results

    If you received abnormal cervical cancer screening results, you might be worried. Learn what your results mean and your treatment…

  • Dysmenorrhea

    What is dysmenorrhea? Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for pain that women have before or during menses (known as their period). It usually is not serious. Symptoms of dysmenorrhea Menstrual cramps can feel like a dull ache or a shooting pain. They most often

  • Teenage Pregnancy and Birth Control Access

    Many teenage pregnancies are unplanned and can be prevented. Learn more about sexual education and access to birth control.

  • Uterine Fibroids

    Fibroids are benign growths (not cancer) in the muscular wall of the uterus. These growths can be very tiny or…

  • Pap Smear (Pap Test)

    A Pap smear (Pap test) is a medical exam used to determine if a woman has cervical cancer.

  • Menopause

    Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual periods permanently end. It happens because, as a woman ages, her ovaries make fewer…

  • Colposcopy

    A colposcopy is a women’s health exam that looks closely at the cervix to diagnose problems.

  • Vaginal Pessary

    A vaginal pessary is a plastic device that fits into your vagina to help support your uterus (womb), vagina, bladder,…

  • Evaluating and Treating Infertility

    Infertility is defined as trying to get pregnant without success for at least a year. Infertility impacts you physically, financially,…

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis is a general term to describe inflammation of the vagina. The main causes are bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and…

  • Dyspareunia

    Dyspareunia is painful sex for women and can also cause pain during tampon use. Dyspareunia can have many causes. Find…

  • Bartholin's Gland Cyst

    Bartholin gland cysts are swollen vaginal glands near the opening of the vagina. Learn about causes and how to treat…

  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects both men and women. It is spread through unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal…

  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a female reproductive disorder. It occurs when the lining of your uterus also grows outside of your…

  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation or a monthly period. Learn about the various causes and treatments for primary and…

  • Tubal Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)

    Tubal sterilization is a permanent form of birth control that closes off a woman’s fallopian tubes. It is often referred…

  • Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception is a form of birth control. Learn about the different types, how to use them, and their benefits…

  • Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive

    Depo-Provera is an injectable form of birth control that contains progesterone. Learn more about how it works, as well as…