Category: Gynecology

How To Find a Culturally Competent OB-GYN

Racial disparities have been a long-standing issue, and Black, Indigenous, and other women of color have borne a disproportionate burden. For example, Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women. While multiple factors contribute to these disparities, lack of culturally competent care remains one of the critical […]

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STD Testing During COVID

  What are STDs (sexually transmitted diseases)?   STDs and STIs (sexually transmitted infections) are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. You can contract an STD from vaginal, anal, or oral sex from someone who has an STD. Symptoms can include: Painful urination Lower abdominal pain Vaginal discharge  Discharge from the penis  […]

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Do I Need An Endometriosis Test?

What is endometriosis?   Endometriosis is the growth of the endometrium (the tissue that lines the uterus) outside of the uterus. Most often, endometriosis is also found in other parts of the reproductive system, but in rare cases, it can happen throughout the body.   What causes endometriosis?   The endometrium in your uterus swells […]

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