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The articles in this section offer information to young women with questions about their reproductive health and sex-related issues. Read on to get answers to your own questions or to find out how to answer your young daughter or sister's questions about women's health issues.
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Puberty Stages of Develpment Port Angeles WA

What is Precocious Puberty? When does Puberty happen? the following is Puberty Stages of Develpment: Appearance of secondary sexual characteristics, Thelarche (breast development at age 10.5-10.9 years) Initial event.

Young Woman Ask the Expert - General Health Port Angeles WA

I'm 22 years old and I'm concerned about my labia minora. The outer flaps of my labia minora have jagged edges. The right flap sticks out more than the left one, and it has an irritating, itchy, sore feeling when it is touched.

Let's Talk - PPFA - National Family Sexuality Education Month Port Angeles WA

With so many messages about sexuality bombarding young people, you want to be sure your teenagers can sort out the facts from the fantasy. You want your kids to develop healthy, respectful relationships. A good way to do this is to have an ongoing conversation about their lives, their opinions, and their relationships.

The PAP Smear Port Angeles WA

If you have an abnormal PAP smear result, don’t panic. There is very low probability of finding invasive cancer, in fact most of the time only dysplasia (CIN), or nothing at all will be found. Your doctor will recommend what further action needs to be taken. Usually this will either be a repeat of the PAP smear in several months, or a colposcopy. Colposcopy means that your doctor will use an in-office magnification system to closely inspect your cervix, and possibly to take a biopsy. If at any point in this process you are uncertain about the nature of your treatment, please discuss it further with your physician.

What a Normal Pap Smear Means! Port Angeles WA

All women in Port Angeles, who are sexually active or over 18 years of age, should have a Pap smear every year for at least 3 years. If all three of those are reported as "No Pathologic Change" (see area below for description of Pap Smear reports), then that woman can got to getting a Pap smear every 3-5 years. Even so that woman should still have a pelvic exam and routine normal health maintenance visits every year. What is a Pap Smear? A Pap smear is a screening test for pre-cancerous changes of the uterine cervix. The preceding sentence contains two key concepts that are frequently misunderstood by laypersons and in quite a few instances physicians.

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A Semi-Qualitative Study of Attitudes To Vaccinating Adolescents Port Angeles WA

Loretta Brabin 1 , Stephen A Roberts 2 , and Henry C Kitchener 1 1Academic Unit of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Research floor, St. Mary's Hospital, Whitworth Park, Manchester, M13 0JH, UK 2Biostatistics Group, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, M13 9PT, UK BMC Public Health Vol 7 Open access - BioMedCentral Published 9 February 2007 Abstract Background The...

AECF: When Teens Have Sex Port Angeles WA

The care and protection of children is, first and foremost, a family concern. But when teenagers have babies, the consequences are felt throughout society. Children born to teenage parents are more likely to be of low birth-weight and to suffer from inadequate health care, more likely to leave high school without graduating, and more likely to be poor, thus perpetuating a cycle of unrealized potential.

Boundaries ­ Why Are They Needed? Port Angeles WA

Without boundaries children will have problems in relationships, school, and life. Many times addictive behavior can be traced to lack of boundaries. Here are a few suggestions to help you set boundaries and to teach your children how to.

Emergency Contraception: An Option To Remember Port Angeles WA

A woman may find that she was not protected from pregnancy at the most fertile time in her menstrual cycle,ovulation (release of the egg) which occurs 10 to 14 days after the last menstrual cycle started. But instead ofwaiting a few weeks to see if she misses her period and then taking a pregnancy test, she has another option: postcoital(after-intercourse) emergency contraception.

Let's Talk - PPFA - National Family Sexuality Education Month Port Angeles WA

With so many messages about sexuality bombarding young people, you want to be sure your teenagers can sort out the facts from the fantasy. You want your kids to develop healthy, respectful relationships. A good way to do this is to have an ongoing conversation about their lives, their opinions, and their relationships.

Puberty Stages of Develpment Port Angeles WA

What is Precocious Puberty? When does Puberty happen? the following is Puberty Stages of Develpment: Appearance of secondary sexual characteristics, Thelarche (breast development at age 10.5-10.9 years) Initial event.

Sticks, Stones and Broken Careers: Verbal Abuse in the Workplace Port Angeles WA

To make a long story short, verbal abuse occurs because the abuser is in a reality where he feels he must overpower his victim to feel good about himself. Often he was abused as a child. Or perhaps both victim and victimizer are influenced by cultural beliefs which support the man dominating and controlling the woman.

The Holidays Are Here, So Is the Food Port Angeles WA

Tis the season to be jolly! But if you are a woman it can be the season of stress,angst, despair, zipper paranoia and general disgust. In other words, the holidays are a time when body image issuesand a fear of weight gain are ever present and maddening.

The PAP Smear Port Angeles WA

If you have an abnormal PAP smear result, don’t panic. There is very low probability of finding invasive cancer, in fact most of the time only dysplasia (CIN), or nothing at all will be found. Your doctor will recommend what further action needs to be taken. Usually this will either be a repeat of the PAP smear in several months, or a colposcopy. Colposcopy means that your doctor will use an in-office magnification system to closely inspect your cervix, and possibly to take a biopsy. If at any point in this process you are uncertain about the nature of your treatment, please discuss it further with your physician.

Warning: Rohypnol, "The Date Rape Drug" Port Angeles WA

Anyone working with survivors of sexual assault, especially those who are college-aged or teenagers, shouldbe aware of a new drug called Rohypnol. Rohypnol has been dubbed the "date rape drug" because of itsuse in sexual assaults. Rohypnol (chemical name Flunetrazepam) is the most rapidly spreading abused drug of choice for adolescents andyoung adults in certain parts of the country, e...

What a Normal Pap Smear Means! Port Angeles WA

All women in Port Angeles, who are sexually active or over 18 years of age, should have a Pap smear every year for at least 3 years. If all three of those are reported as "No Pathologic Change" (see area below for description of Pap Smear reports), then that woman can got to getting a Pap smear every 3-5 years. Even so that woman should still have a pelvic exam and routine normal health maintenance visits every year. What is a Pap Smear? A Pap smear is a screening test for pre-cancerous changes of the uterine cervix. The preceding sentence contains two key concepts that are frequently misunderstood by laypersons and in quite a few instances physicians.

When Will I Get My First Period? Port Angeles WA

While girls vary in the ages that they are when they start their periodsand when the other signs of puberty occur, the order is fairly consistent. The two things that are most closelytied to the age when a girl starts her periods, that she can readily assess herself are: first real bra and armpithair. A "real" bra means one with a cup size attached to it, as opposed to small, medium, large distinctions.Armpit hair is self-explanatory. Any amount will do.

Why Bad Spending Happens to Good People Port Angeles WA

Be confident in the well-documented fact that the one desire even more enduring than our common want for new things is our universal drive not to lose what we already have. Impulsive spending starts with the pumping of an excitable brain chemical called dopamine. Dopamine can be a lot of fun. It’s what makes you feel giddy when you see something you want like a pair of shoes, a promotion, or an attractive mate. It pours into your brain's frontal lobe--the part you use for rational thinking--and focuses all your thoughts and emotions on obtaining that thing.

Young Woman Ask the Expert - General Health Port Angeles WA

I'm 22 years old and I'm concerned about my labia minora. The outer flaps of my labia minora have jagged edges. The right flap sticks out more than the left one, and it has an irritating, itchy, sore feeling when it is touched.