OBSTETRICS

Overview of Other Women’s Health Issues

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Overview of Other Women’s Health Issues Many women see their obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) health care provider as their only health care provider. It is true that some health insurance…

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Systemic Hormonal Contraception Overview

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Systemic Hormonal Contraception Overview Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills Nuva Ring Ortho Evra Progesterone-Only Pills With the development of new delivery systems for systemic hormonal contraceptives, specifically NuvaRing and Ortho Evra…

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Pelvic Complaints Overview

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Pelvic Complaints Overview The pelvic complaints discussed in this section concern devices placed (or misplaced) in the vaginal area, such as pessaries or tampons, and vaginal discharge and lesions. Often…

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Menopausal Concerns and Hormone Therapy Overview

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Menopausal Concerns and Hormone Therapy Overview Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT or still referred to as hormone replacement therapy [HRT] by some) is an issue where standards have changed as additional…

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Intrauterine Contraception Overview

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Intrauterine Contraception Overview The inclusion of progestins in intrauterine devices (IUDs) has given rise to the terms “intrauterine system” (IUS) and “intrauterine contraception” (IUC). Currently, both progestin- and copper-containing IUS…

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Injectable Contraceptives Overview

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Injectable Contraceptives Overview Depo-Provera is the only injectable contraceptive available in the United States. It comes in two forms: intramuscular (IM, Depo-Provera) and subcutaneous (SC, Depo-Sub Q 104). Currently, the…

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Nexplanon Overview

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Nexplanon Overview Currently, there is one implantable transdermal contraceptive device available in the United States: Nexplanon. This system releases a progestin (synthetic progesterone, etonogestrel) into the body at a constant…

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Emergency Contraception

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Emergency Contraception Emergency contraception (EC) is a term that encompasses more than the name implies. Rather than being simply a postcoital form of birth control, this method can be used,…

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Breast Complaints Overview

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Breast Complaints Overview Breast complaints are highly charged issues. The increasing incidence of breast cancer with age, coupled with the high profile of this disease, creates anxiety in any woman…

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