Patient education

May 2017 Vol. 5 No. 2

How common is infertility?
After 1 year of having unprotected sex, 15% of couples are unable to conceive—that is, to get pregnant. After 2 years, 10% of couples still have not had a successful pregnancy.
What are the causes of female infertility?
For about a third of couples who . . .

The Inside Knowledge campaign raises awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. Inside Knowledge encourages women to pay attention to their bodies, so they can recognize any warning signs and seek medical care.

New television and radio public service announcements in English . . .

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Why does my child need the HPV vaccine?
The HPV vaccine protects against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a very common virus; nearly 80 million people in the United States—about 1 in 4—are infected by it. About 14 million people, including teens, are newly infected . . .

February 2016 Vol. 4 No. 1

You may have chlamydia. If you do, you need to be treated for it. Your sex partner was recently treated for chlamydia, an infection you can get if you have sex with a person who is already infected. Many people with chlamydia do not know they have an infection because . . .

 
KEY POINTS

Tests are used to screen for different types of cancer.
Three screening tests have been studied to see if they decrease the risk of dying from lung cancer.
Screening with low-dose spiral computed tomography (CT) scans has been shown to decrease the risk of dying from . . .

More than just feeling sad or down or having the blues, many women like yourself, in your late teens to early 50s, can develop a mental illness called depression. Yes, depression is an illness, not a sign of weakness, and it is treatable. If you think you might have depression . . .

May 2014 Vol. 2 No. 2

 

Osteoporosis is a disease known for slow, silent loss of bone. (In this case, the word “silent” means that you won’t feel anything as the disease starts or worsens.) Bones become thinner and weaker, so they are more likely to fracture—that is, to break. Women are more . . .

Thinking about your goals for having or not having children and how to achieve those goals is called a reproductive life plan. There are many kinds of reproductive life plans. Your plan will depend on your personal goals and dreams.
How to make a plan
First, think about your goals . . .

Health Insurance Marketplace: 10 Things to Tell Your Patients
1 If you don’t already have health coverage, the Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find and buy health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.

2  Open Enrollment started October 1, 2013 . . .