Why Is the IUD So Popular?

Almost every woman in the United States uses contraception at some point during her life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Though female sterilization (tubal ligation) and the oral contraceptive pill are the two most popular forms of birth control in the U.S., long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) like the intrauterine device (IUD)…

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What You Need to Know About PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects about 10% of women of childbearing age, according to the Office of Women’s Health. Though PCOS can develop at any time once you start menstruating, most women don’t realize they have the common health condition until they start to experience difficulties getting pregnant in their 20s and 30s. In addition to infertility,…

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Myths and Facts About HPV

There is a lot most people don’t know about HPV. In fact, the human papillomavirus infection is actually the most commonly transmitted STD, but it’s rarely discussed and often misunderstood, especially compared with other, less common conditions, such as gonorrhea, herpes, or chlamydia. Understanding what’s true and what’s false about HPV can actually help you…

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Life After a Hysterectomy

You might have decided to get a hysterectomy for lots of reasons, from cancer concerns to issues like benign uterine fibroid tumors, endometriosis, or uterine prolapse. At Cary OB/GYN, our experienced care team supports patients in the Morrisville and Cary, North Carolina, area before, during, and after a hysterectomy. We can give you guidance on what…

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