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Education & Resources

Need additional information to research health related topics including pregnancy and women's health? Visit some of these links to get more information. These sites are provided by 3rd parties and should be used for general information pursposes only. If you have specific questions related to your care, please speak with your physician.

ACOG http://www.acog.org/For_Patients

A merican College of Obstetrics & Gynecology founded in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, The College has over 55,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. Now based in Washington, DC, it is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization.

The College works primarily in four areas:

  • Serving as a strong advocate for quality health care for women.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members.
  • Promoting patient education and stimulating patient understanding of and involvement in medical care.
  • Increasing awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's health care.

  • Information on becoming a medical student member, medical student benefits, how to set up an ob-gyn interest group, find a mentor at your school, find contact information for an ob-gyn interest group at your school.

Women's Health Resources - Medline http://medlineplus.gov

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

Pregnancy Resources - OWH http://womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/index.html

The Office on Women's Health (OWH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to improve the health and sense of well-being of all U.S. women and girls. OWH serves as the focal point for women's health activities across HHS offices and agencies and leads HHS efforts to ensure that all women and girls achieve the best possible health.

OWH has a national office in Washington, DC. Ten Regional Women's Health Coordinators are located throughout the country to serve women and girls through regional, state, and local public health initiatives.

Our mission is to provide national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education, and model programs. Our goals are to achieve this mission by:

  • Informing and advancing policies;
  • Educating the public;
  • Educating professionals; and
  • Supporting model programs.

Colposcopy Resources: http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq135.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20140218T1731285835

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists provides information and answers to frequently asked questions related to colposcopy.

Treatment of Abnormal Periods:http://www.heroption.com

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Other Resources

Novasure - Endometrial Ablation


NovaSure® is a quick, safe, and simple procedure to lighten or stop your periods, without the side effects of hormones or the risks of hysterectomy.

Nexplanon - Subdermal Birth Control Device www.nexplanon.com

IUD/Birth control - Mirena


Mirena is an FDA-approved intrauterine contraceptive system (also known as an IUD*) that is recommended for women who’ve had a child. It’s made of soft, flexible plastic and is placed by your healthcare provider during a routine office visit.