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Women’s Health

Use these links to jump directly to your topic of interest in Women's Health:

Reproduction: Contraception | Infertility | Menstruation | Menopause | Hormone Therapy

Diseases: Women's Health Topics (Index) | Breast Diseases | Cervical Diseases | Ovarian Diseases | Pelvic Inflammatory Disease | Uterine Diseases | Vaginal Diseases | Vulvar Diseases

Other Topics: General Women's Health | Lesbian Health | Reproductive System Anatomy | Breast Surgery | Gynecologic Surgery and Diagnostic Procedures | Pelvic Pain | Pelvic Support Problems | Sexual Dysfunction


Contraception

(Jump to: General Information | Abortion | Barrier Methods | Behavioral Methods | Emergency Contraception | Hormonal Methods | IUDs | Sterilization )

General Information
Birth Control:ACOG
Birth Control:Mayo Clinic
Birth Control Options:American Academy of Family Physicians
Birth Control; Which Method is Right For Me?:UpToDate Patient Information
Birth Control: What You Need to Know:Nemours Foundation [for Teens]
Birth Control:MedlinePlus


Abortion
Ending A Pregnancy:FamilyDoctor.org
Abortion:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Induced Abortion:ACOG
Abortion:Planned Parenthood


Barrier Methods
Barrier Methods of Contraception:ACOG
Barrier Methods of Birth Control:UpToDate Patient Information
Condom:Planned Parenthood
Female Condom:Planned Parenthood
Diaphragm:Planned Parenthood
Spermicide:Planned Parenthood
Birth Control Sponge (Today Sponge):Planned Parenthood


Behavioral Methods
Abstinence:Planned Parenthood
Breastfeeding:Planned Parenthood
Outercourse:Planned Parenthood
Withdrawal (Pull Out Method):Planned Parenthood
Fertility Awareness:Planned Parenthood
Natural Family Planning:ACOG


Emergency Contraception
Emergency Contraception:FamilyDoctor.org
Emergency Contraception:ACOG
Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill):Planned Parenthood
Not-2-Late:Emergency Contraception Website
Find a Provider:Emergency Contraception Website


Hormonal Methods
Overview
Hormonal Contraception -- Injections, Rings, and Patches:ACOG
Hormonal Methods of Birth Control:UpToDate Patient Information
Pills
Birth Control Pills:ACOG
Birth Control Pill FAQ: Benefits, Risks and Choices:Mayo Clinic
Birth Control Pill:Planned Parenthood
Oral Contraceptive Pills and Teens:Center for Young Women's Health
Progestin-Only Contraceptives:American Academy of Family Physicians
Ethinyl Estradiol/Levonorgestrel (Seasonale) for Oral Contraception:American Academy of Family Physicians
Implants
Birth Control Implant (Implanon):Planned Parenthood
Injections
Birth Control Shot (Depo-Provera):Planned Parenthood
Depa-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive:American Academy of Family Physicians
Patch
Birth Control Patch (Ortho Evra):Planned Parenthood
Ring
Birth Control Vaginal Ring (NuvaRing):Planned Parenthood


Intrauterine Devices
Intrauterine Device (IUD):American Academy of Family Physicians
The Intrauterine Device:ACOG
IUD:Planned Parenthood
Long-term Methods of Birth Control:UpToDate Patient Information
Insertion and Removal of Intrauterine Devices:American Academy of Family Physicians


Sterilization
Sterilization for Women and Men:ACOG
Sterilization for Women:Planned Parenthood
Tubal Sterilization:American Academy of Family Physicians
Permanent Sterilization Procedures for Women:UpToDate Patient Information
Sterilization by Laparoscopy:ACOG
Postpartum Sterilization:ACOG
Vasectomy, see Men's Health, Contraception


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