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  • 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…

  • Bartholin's Gland Cyst

    The Bartholin’s gland is located on a woman’s vaginal lips. If skin grows over the opening to one of these…

  • 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

  • Uterine Fibroids

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

  • Menopause

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

  • 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…