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How to Prepare Your Teen for That First Ob-Gyn Visit

Posted 30 May 2017 by

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 – A teen's first visit to an obstetrician-gynecologist can be intimidating, so one gynecologist offers moms some tips to help make the experience easier for daughters. "Before you go, explain why regular ob-gyn visits are important. Not all doctor visits are just because you're feeling sick," said Dr. Julie Jacobstein, an adolescent gynecologist with LifeBridge Health in ...

2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility

Posted 3 Feb 2017 by

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 – About 2.5 million American women have had pelvic inflammatory disease, an often-symptomless infection of the reproductive tract that can cause infertility and lasting abdominal pain, a new U.S. government report shows. Scientists also found that those who had 10 or more male sex partners experienced pelvic inflammatory disease three times as often as women with a single ...

Women's Pelvic Pain Often Unreported

Posted 12 Aug 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 – Untreated pelvic pain is common among U.S. women in their childbearing years, a new study reveals. The findings suggest that even during routine visits, doctors should ask women about pelvic pain, the investigators said. "Our study suggests that many reproductive-age women are experiencing but not reporting some form of pelvic pain," study author Karen Schliep, of the ...

Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care

Posted 15 Jun 2015 by

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 – Millions of American women have poor access to gynecologic cancer care, a new study finds. The analysis showed that 36 percent of counties in the United States are more than 50 miles from the nearest doctor specializing in ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. About 10 percent of American women – nearly 15 million – live in those counties, researchers found. "This is ...

STD Complication May Double Infertility Risk

Posted 11 Nov 2011 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 11 – Repeated bouts of pelvic inflammatory disease increase a woman's risk of chronic pelvic pain and infertility, a new study says. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) – a complication of sexually transmitted diseases – is marked by inflammation of the reproductive organs. The condition affects more than 800,000 women in the United States each year and one in 10 of them becomes ...

Earlier Diagnosis Might Cut Cost of Teen Pelvic Disease

Posted 7 Jan 2011 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 6 – The cost of treating teenage girls with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in the hospital is 12 times higher than in an outpatient clinic and six times higher than in an emergency department, a new study has found. PID is an inflammation of the female reproductive organs caused by untreated bacterial infections, especially sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and ...

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