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What you should know about Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix (which is the opening to the womb or some would say the neck of the womb). Cervical cancer is  preventable; get vaccinated, secure yourself and reduce your chances of developing cervical cancer. (more…)
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Puberty and Menstrual Cycle

Puberty is the term used to describe the developmental stages a child undergoes to become sexually mature and physiologically ready for reproduction. Often times, this occurs between the ages of 8 to 15 in females and age 10-17 in males, however, there are exemptions to this, as body weight of an individual can greatly influence…
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STD & HIV Screening Recommendations

If you are sexually active, getting tested for STDs is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. Make sure you have an open and honest conversation about your sexual history and STD testing with your doctor and ask whether you should be tested for STDs. If you are not…
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MENSTRUATION – PART 3

Here are some of the not-so-nice parts of menstruation and answers to some questions you may have. Cramps! Lots of girls have abdominal cramps during the first few days of their periods. Cramps are most likely caused by prostaglandins (pronounced: pross-tuh-GLAN-dinz), chemicals your body produces that make the muscles of the uterus contract. The good news is…
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MENSTRUATION – PART 2

What Is PMS? Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the term for the physical and emotional symptoms that many girls and women get right before their periods begin each month. If you have PMS, you might experience: acne bloating being very tired backaches sore breasts headaches constipation diarrhea food cravings depression or feeling blue irritability mood swings…
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