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  • Special Topic

    Emergency contraception

    The intrauterine device shown uses copper as the active contraceptive, others use progesterone in a plastic device. IUDs are very effective at preventing pregnancy (less than 2% chance per year for the progesterone IUD, less than 1% chance per year for the copper IUD). IUDs come with increased risk of ectopic pregnancy and perforation of the uterus and do not protect against sexually transmitted disease. IUDs are prescribed and placed by health care providers.

    Emergency contraception is a birth control method to prevent pregnancy in women. It can be used: After a sexual assault or rape When a condom breaks or a di...

  • Test

    Endocervical culture

    External structures of the female reproductive anatomy include the labium minora and majora, the vagina and the clitoris. Internal structures include the uterus, ovaries and cervix.

    Endocervical culture is a laboratory test that helps identify infection in the female genital tract. During a vaginal examination, the health care provider u...

  • Test

    Endometrial biopsy

    External structures of the female reproductive anatomy include the labium minora and majora, the vagina and the clitoris. Internal structures include the uterus, ovaries and cervix.

    Endometrial biopsy is the removal of a small piece of tissue from the lining of the uterus (endometrium) for examination. This procedure may be done with or ...

  • Disease

    Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is the condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrium) grows on other areas of the body causing pain and irregular bleeding.

    Endometriosis occurs when cells from the lining of your womb (uterus) grow in other areas of your body. This can cause pain, heavy bleeding, bleeding between...

  • Disease

    Endometritis

    Endometritis is the inflammation and/or irritation of the endometrium. It is usually caused by an infection.

    Endometritis is an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the uterus (the endometrium). It is not the same as endometriosis. Endometritis is caused by a...

  • Symptoms

    Excessive or unwanted hair in women

    Typically, ovarian cysts are functional (not disease-related) and usually disappear on their own within 60 days. Oral contraceptives may be prescribed to help establish normal cycles.

    The normal amount of body hair for women varies. Most of the time, a woman only has fine hair, or peach fuzz, above the lips and on the chin, chest, abdomen,...