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A woman looks in the mirror at acne around her jaw. Acne is one sign of PCOS.

What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS affects about one in 10 women and is one of the most common causes of infertility. Here’s what you should know.

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Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: Month by Month

From the moment you take a pregnancy test to the moment your baby is in your arms, your body will undergo an amazing transformation.

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How Different STDs Can Affect Pregnancy

Being pregnant doesn’t protect you from getting a sexually transmitted infection. Here’s what you should know.

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What Are the Signs of Miscarriage?

If you experience any of these signs, call your doctor or midwife right away.

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Warning Signs During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, how do you know whether a symptom is cause for major concern or just a normal pregnancy annoyance?

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Pap Smear. Pelvic Exam. STD Test. What's the Difference?

Credit: Thinkstock When I was younger I assumed any vaginal examination would automatically include a Pap smear and testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). As I got older, I came to realize that my assumptions were false. Although the three ...