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An OBGYN versus a Primary Care Doctor

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If you are a woman in your reproductive years, it can be hard to know which kind of doctor you should be seeing for an annual exam or for questions about reproductive health. Should you just see your primary care doctor, or should you be seeing an OBGYN? Most women assume that, unless they are pregnant, they shouldn’t see an …

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What is an OBGYN?

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An OBGYN, short for obstetrician-gynecologist, is a doctor who specializes in women’s health and the female body. They provide care for all women at any stage of life, including menstruation, childbirth, and menopause. OBGYNs offer wide ranges of general health services, but their expertise is in the female reproductive system, reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth. The Importance of an OBGYN …

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Should I Get The Flu Shot While Pregnant?

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When you are preparing to be a new mother, the list of things-to-do and not-to-do seems to be endless. It can be overwhelming to try to keep track. And when flu season arrives, you may be wondering if the flu shot is on the to-do or not-to-do list. The simple answer is that, yes, you can and should get the …

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When Should You Have Your First Gynecological Appointment?

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As a young woman, there are many new things you’re likely experiencing right now, including stronger emotions (good and maybe not-so-great), body changes, the start of your period (also known as menstruation or menses), etc. Chances are also high that you’re starting to hear about a lot of new things in school, including topics such as sex, sexual orientation, safety …