IUDs, Implants Should Be First-Line Birth Control for Teen Girls: Pediatrics Group

Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state.

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The Best News We’ve Heard About Women’s Health This Week

Women’s health research is still frustratingly behind that of men’s. The good news? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is finally doing something about it.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Fibroid Surgery

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration warned that a device commonly used to remove fibroids called a power morcellator may inadvertently spread undiagnosed cancer. And yet, many physicians are still using the device. So what should you do if you need to have fibroids removed?

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Urine Test Can Diagnose HPV, Analysis Finds

A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found.

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10 Myths and Facts About Breastfeeding

While breastfeeding rates continue to rise, there’s still a lot that people don’t know about the topic. This guide is helpful for women making the decision whether to breastfeed—and for people tempted to comment on another woman’s choice on the matter.

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Johnson & Johnson Pulls Uterine Surgery Device Due to Cancer Risk

The largest maker of a surgical tool that has shown an increased risk of spreading undetected cancers in women has said it will withdraw its device from the market.

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4 Common Breast Cancer Screenings and How They Work

Baffled by the different types and options? Consult this cheat sheet.

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Female Triathletes May Face Incontinence and Other Health Problems

Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says.

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Dear Internet, the New Airbnb Logo Doesn’t Look Like a Vagina

Let’s take a crash course in female anatomy, shall we?

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Fibroid Removal Procedure May Carry Cancer Risks

There’s no way to guarantee that a surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions won’t increase the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman’s body, U.S. health advisers said Friday.

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