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Teen Contraceptive Options

In the United States, 80% or more of pregnancies among adolescents age 15 to 19 years are unintended. National surveys report that ⅓ of high school students are sexually active and only ⅓ of those reported use effective contraception. Barriers to Seeking Contraception Potential barriers might include concerns about confidentiality or cost as well as […]

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Understanding Pelvic Health

The Pelvic Floor is a set of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in the lowest part of the pelvis that provides support for a woman’s internal organs, including the bowel, bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum. Dr. Andrea Crane, Urogynecologist with WakeMed Physician Practices – Urogynecology, says one in four women may suffer from Pelvic Floor […]

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The Importance of Health Screenings for Women

Wellness visits provide healthcare providers the opportunity to counsel women on the recommended screenings, physical examinations and vaccinations based on age and risk factors. Topics of conversation at these visits vary, but vital signs (including height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate) and an appropriate physical examination are usually performed. Ages 13-18 Most pediatricians see […]

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Mesh – What Is This All About?

Advertisements on television and billboards, website warnings, and telephone calls from vague clearinghouses are some of the ways many have been exposed to the word “mesh” in pelvic surgery. Often women delay getting evaluated for their pelvic floor disorder due to the negative media and their concern that mesh may be used in their treatment. […]

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Myths Surrounding Miscarriage

Miscarriage, though very common, can be quite challenging and often devastating to expectant mothers. Below, we provide answers to common questions related to miscarriage as well as information to dispel any myths. Causes & Predictors for Miscarriage The incidence for miscarriage is approximately 8 to 20 percent in early pregnancies (less than 20 weeks). Risk […]

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