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Women's Health Library

Your Healthcare Resource

At metropolitan Women's Group, we provide printed materials on a wide range of gynecological and obstetrical topics. In addition, we often speak on a variety of subjects, such as endometriosis, childbirth, and other health-related topics of general interest to women of all ages, from puberty to beyond menopause. Below are health topics based on category. Please click on the topic to learn more information.

Patient Education

Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Cervical Cancer Screening

Marijuana and Pregnancy

Opioid USe Disorder and Pregnancy

Prenantal Genetic Testing

CONTRACEPTION

Using Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Right After Childbirth (FAQ500)

Barrier Methods of Birth Control: Spermicide, Condom, Sponge, Diaphragm, and Cervical Cap (FAQ022)

Combined Hormonal Birth Control: Pill, Patch, and Ring (FAQ185)

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Intrauterine Device and Implant (FAQ184)

Postpartum Birth Control (FAQ194)

Progestin-Only Hormonal Birth Control: Pill and Injection (FAQ186)

Sterilization by Laparoscopy (FAQ035)

Sterilization for Women and Men (FAQ011)

GYNECOLOGIC PROBLEMS

Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (FAQ095)

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis (FAQ071)

Chronic Pelvic Pain (FAQ099)

Dysmenorrhea: Painful Periods (FAQ046)

Evaluating Infertility (FAQ136)

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (FAQ193)

How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) (FAQ009)

Ovarian Cysts (FAQ075)

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) (FAQ077)

Perimenopausal Bleeding and Bleeding After Menopause (FAQ162)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) (FAQ121)

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) (FAQ057)

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) (FAQ050)

Uterine Fibroids (FAQ074)

Vaginitis (FAQ028)

LABOR, DELIVERY, AND POSTPARTUM CARE

Cesarean Birth (FAQ006)

How to Tell When Labor Begins (FAQ004)

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery (FAQ070)

Labor Induction (FAQ154)

Postpartum Depression (FAQ091)

PREGNANCY

Back Pain During Pregnancy (FAQ115)

Bleeding During Pregnancy (FAQ038)

Carrier Screening (FAQ179)

Carrier Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (FAQ197)

Early Pregnancy Loss (FAQ090)

Ectopic Pregnancy (FAQ155)

Exercise During Pregnancy (FAQ119)

Extremely Preterm Birth (FAQ173)

Gestational Diabetes (FAQ177)

Group B Strep and Pregnancy (FAQ105)

Having a Baby After Age 35: How Aging Affects Fertility and Pregnancy (FAQ060)

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy (FAQ093)

HIV and Pregnancy (FAQ113)

Marijuana and Pregnancy (FAQ196)

Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (FAQ126)

Routine Tests During Pregnancy (FAQ133)

Skin Conditions During Pregnancy (FAQ169)

The Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy (FAQ189)

The Rh Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy (FAQ027)

Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy (FAQ170)

Travel During Pregnancy (FAQ055)

SPECIAL PROCEDURES

Cervical Cancer Screening (FAQ085)

Colposcopy (FAQ135)

Endometrial Ablation (FAQ134)

Hysterectomy (FAQ008)

Hysterosalpingography (FAQ143)

Hysteroscopy (FAQ084)

Laparoscopy (FAQ061)

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) (FAQ110)

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Alcohol and Women (FAQ068)

Cholesterol and Women's Cardiovascular Health (FAQ101)

Depression (FAQ106)

Diabetes and Women (FAQ142)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination (FAQ191)

Osteoporosis (FAQ048)

Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (FAQ174)

Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (FAQ502)

The Menopause Years (FAQ047)

Vulvovaginal Health (FAQ190)

Weight Control: Eating Right and Keeping Fit (FAQ064)

Your Sexual Health (FAQ072)