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Breast lump self exam -WWW Site
From University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding -WWW Site

Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) -WWW Site
Description of Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and how the level of this is used to help determine fetal health.

Assessing Fetal Health: Testing During Pregnancy -WWW Site
Descriptions of tests performed to assess fetal healthfrom American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Atrophic vaginitis -WWW Site
From University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Bacterial Vaginosis -WWW Site

Benign Breast Conditions -WWW Site
Description of diseases of the breast that are not caused by cancer.

Birth Control Methods -WWW Site
Pros and cons of the different types of birth control methods and how your or your partner can use them to prevent pregnancy.

Birth Defects Prevention -CMG Article

Breast Cancer -WWW Site

Breast Cancer Screening and Testing -WWW Site
Methods of breast cancer screening and testing, including mammography and MRI, plus information on the breast changes that screening and testing may detect and what the changes mean.

Breast Diseases -WWW Site
Information about breast diseases from the NIH.

Cervical Cancer -WWW Site
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation cervical cancer information.

Cervical Cancer Education -WWW Site

Cervical Cancer Vaccine -WWW Site

Cervical Dysplasia -WWW Site

Cervical Dysplasia Fact Sheet -CMG Article

Chlamydia -WWW Site
From University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Colporrhaphy -WWW Site
Colporrhaphy is the surgical repair of a defect in the vaginal wall.

Colposcopy -WWW Site
Description of the procedure call colposcopy from family doctor.org

Contraception -WWW Site
Planned Parenthood website with extensive discussion on various methods of birth control.

D and C -WWW Site
From University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Diabetes and Pregnancy -WWW Site
Description of Gestational diabetes by NIH

Drugs during Pregnancy -WWW Site
More than 90% of pregnant women take prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter) drugs or use social drugs (such as tobacco and alcohol) or illicit drugs at some time during pregnancy. In general, drugs, unless absolutely necessary, should not be used during pregnancy because many can harm the fetus. About 2 to 3% of all birth defects result from the use of drugs other than alcohol.

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) -WWW Site
Comprehensive overview from Mayo Clinic covers diagnosis, risk factors and treatment.

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) -WWW Site
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) is abnormal vaginal bleeding not due to a physical (anatomical) cause that occurs in women in their reproductive years (who have previously started menstruation and not reached menopause). from University of Pennsylvania Health System

Dysmenorrhea -WWW Site
Dysmennorhea or painful menstrual periods (cramps)-description and solutions from the NIH.

Ectopic Pregnancy -WWW Site
Comprehensive overview from the Mayo Clinic covers symptoms and treatment of tubal pregnancy loss.

Endometriosis -CMG Article

Excessive or unwanted hair in women (Hirsutism) -WWW Site
Description and causes from University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Fibrocystic Breast Disease -CMG Article

Fibroids -WWW Site

Genital herpes -WWW Site
Description and treatment from University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Genital warts -WWW Site
Description and treatment from University of Pennsylvania Health System

Glucose Challenge Test -CMG Article

Gonorrhea -WWW Site

Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis -WWW Site

Group B Strep Infection -WWW Site
Worldwide, Group B streptococcus is a leading infectious killer of newborns. It is the leading cause of blood infection and meningitis in newborns. The good news is that it can be prevented, and you can help!

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy -WWW Site
Information from the NIH

Hormone Replacement Therapy -WWW Site
Information from the NIH. Also called: Estrogen replacement therapy, HRT, Menopausal hormone therapy

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) -WWW Site
Human papillomavirus (pap-ah-LO-mah-VYE-rus) (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. At least 50% of sexually active people will have genital HPV at some time in their lives.

Infertility Resources -CMG Article

Infertility Treatment -WWW Site
Fertility Problems-Treatment Overview

Kegel exercises -WWW Site
Kegel exercises are a series of pelvic muscle exercises designed to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor to help in treatment in incontenence. From University of Pennsylvania Health System


La Leche League -WWW Site
The La Leche League International mission is: To help mothers worldwide to breast feed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Mammography -WWW Site
Current and accurate information for patients about Mammography. Learn what you might experience, how to prepare for the exam, benefits, risks and more.

Menopause -WWW Site
Find in-depth menopause information including hot flashes, night sweats, hormones, and HRT, as well as natural remedies from WebMD.

Menstrual periods - heavy, prolonged, or irregular-WWW Site

Oral Contraceptive Pills -CMG Article

Osteoporosis -WWW Site
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases discussion of osteoporosis.

Ovarian Cancer -WWW Site

Ovarian Cysts -WWW Site

Pap smear -WWW Site
Description of Pap Smear from University of Pennsylvania Health System

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease -WWW Site

Polycystic ovary disease -WWW Site
Description and treatment from University of Pennslyvania Health System

Postpartum Depression -WWW Site
Information and links form the March of Dimes.

Premenstrual Syndrome -WWW Site
FAQ from WomensHealth.org

Prenatal Classes -WWW Site
Information regarding child birth classes from the March of Dimes

Rectocele -WWW Site
A rectocele occurs when the front wall of the rectum bulges into your vagina. Read description from the Mayo Clinic

Safe sex -WWW Site
From University of Pennslyvania Health System

Thyroid Problems During and After Pregnancy -WWW Site
Information from the Columbia University Medical Center

Trichomoniasis -WWW Site
Description and treatment of this sexually transmitted disease caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. From University of Pennsylvania Health System

Tubal ligation -WWW Site
Description of this procedure from University of Pennsylvania Health System

Urinary Incontinence -WWW Site
Description and treatment from The Mayo Clinic

Uterine prolapse -WWW Site
Description and treatment from University of Pennsylvania Health System

Vaginal discharge -WWW Site
Description and treatment from University of Pennsylvania Health System

Vaginal Infection with Monilia/Yeast -CMG Article

Vaginal itching -WWW Site
Description and treatment from University of Pennsylvania Health System

Vaginitis -WWW Site

What can you do to have a healthy baby -CMG Article