From the Library

From the Library

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

What is it?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are a group of infections that are spread through sexual intercourse. While they are… Read More ›

Bone Mineral Density Test

Bone Mineral Density Test

What is it?
As we age, our bones become weaker, less dense and more fragile. A condition called osteoporosis may eventually develop. People with osteoporosis are… Read More ›

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain

What is it?
Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area between your hips and below your belly button that lasts 6 months or longer. Approximately… Read More ›

Contraception

Contraception

What is it?
Contraception is the use of medications, devices or techniques to prevent pregnancy. It is an important topic for many women and their families. … Read More ›

Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian Cysts

What are ovarian cysts?
Ovarian cysts are masses on the ovaries that can contain fluid or tissue. Ovarian cysts are very common because a woman having… Read More ›

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids

What is it?
Fibroids are non-cancerous masses that grow on the uterus. They can grow on the outside wall of the uterus (subserosal), be contained within… Read More ›

Menstrual Irregularities

Menstrual Irregularities

What Is It?
The average interval between menstrual periods is between 28-30 days. But, it is normal to have periods anywhere from 21 days apart to… Read More ›

Abnormal Pap Test Results and HPV

Abnormal Pap Test Results and HPV

What is a Pap test?
The Pap test or Pap smear is a test to screen for cancer of the cervix (the neck of the uterus)…. Read More ›

Herpes Virus Infection

Herpes Virus Infection

What is Herpes?
Genital Herpes is a disease caused by infection with Herpes simplex virus (HSV). One in five sexually active women (and one in nine… Read More ›

The Pap Smear and Pelvic Exam

The Pap Smear and Pelvic Exam

Routine gynecologic examinations are recommended for all women starting at age 21, sooner if the woman is sexually active and certainly if there are any… Read More ›

Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic Pregnancy

What is an ectopic pregnancy?
Most often when a woman becomes pregnant, the fertilized egg travels to the woman’s uterus where it becomes attached and begins… Read More ›

Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia

What is it?
The word vulvodynia is used to refer to several disorders that cause pain in the vulva, the external (visible) genitals of the woman. … Read More ›

Intrauterine Device (IUD)

Intrauterine Device (IUD)

What is it?
An Intrauterine Device, often called an “IUD” is a long-acting but reversible form of birth control.  In the United States there are two… Read More ›

Vaginitis

Vaginitis

There are many different causes of unwanted vaginal discharge.  Vaginal discharge caused by infection is most commonly referred to as vaginitis.
Three common forms of vaginitis

There… Read More ›

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