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  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia can be more easily prevented and detected due to current vaccines and screening.

  • 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…

  • Dysmenorrhea

    La dismenorrea es el término médico para los cólicos menstruales. Ocurre antes o durante el período menstrual y, por lo…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Endometriosis

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

  • 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…

  • 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…