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  • Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception is a method of preventing pregnancy if used within a short period of time after having sex.

  • Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive

    Depo-Provera is a form of birth control. It is an injection, or shot, that contains progestin. You must get it…

  • Pelvic Ultrasound

    A pelvic ultrasound allows your doctor to see the space between your hips that contains the sacrum, tailbone, bladder, sex…

  • Natural Family Planning

    Natural family planning (NFP) is a form of pregnancy planning. It does not involve medicine or devices. It tracks when…

  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)

    An intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of birth control used to prevent pregnancy. There are 2 types of IUDs…

  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is a medical term for when a woman does not have menstrual periods.

  • Birth Control: How to Use Your Diaphragm

    A diaphragm is reusable dome-shaped cup that fits over the opening of a woman’s cervix and works as a form…

  • Tubal Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)

    Tubal sterilization (tubal ligation) is a surgical method of birth control for women.

  • Uterine Fibroids

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

  • Birth Control Options

    Many women want to do what they can to prevent pregnancy. Birth control (also called contraception) can help. Many types…

  • Teenage Pregnancy and Birth Control Access

    Many teenage pregnancies are unplanned. But there are many types of birth control options that can help prevent them.

  • Take Care of Yourself Before Pregnancy

    Whether you’re planning to become pregnant or not, preconception care during your childbearing years is essential. Here are some things…

  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the lining of the uterus grows on the outside of the uterus.

  • Pap Smear (Pap Test)

    A Pap smear is a medical exam used to determine if a woman has cervical cancer. It’s performed by a…

  • Colposcopy

    A colposcopy is a women’s health exam. It uses a special light to provide a close look at your cervix…

  • Evaluating and Treating Infertility

    Infertility evaluation can include a pelvic exam, lab tests, imaging tests, review of medical and menstrual history, and certain…

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis refers to inflammation of the vagina. It can be caused by bacterial vaginosis (BV), yeast infections, trichomoniasis, allergies, or…

  • Vaginal Pessary

    A vaginal pessary is a small, plastic device that fits into your vagina for the purpose of holding a drooping…

  • Dyspareunia

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

  • Chlamydia

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