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Sexual Health & Reproductive System

Coping With Common Period Problems
Many girls have to deal with PMS, cramps, or headaches around the time of their periods. These problems are usually nothing to worry about. Get the facts on which period problems are normal and which ones might indicate something's going on.

How Do People Get AIDS?
AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, is a disease where the body is unable to fight off many infectious diseases as it normally could. Find out how AIDS is spread and how to protect yourself against it.

Delayed Puberty
Concerned about your growth or development? Puberty can be delayed for several reasons. Luckily, doctors usually can help teens with delayed puberty to develop more normally.

Testicular Injuries
Serious testicular injuries are relatively uncommon, but testicular injury can be painful. Read this to find out what steps you can take to protect yourself from injury.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
In polycystic ovary syndrome, the ovaries produce higher than normal amounts of certain hormones, which can interfere with egg development and release. Learn how doctors diagnose and treat PCOS.

Varicocele
A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins in the scrotum. Although there is no way to prevent a varicocele, it usually needs no special treatment.

Female Athlete Triad
Female athlete triad is a combination of three conditions: disordered eating, amenorrhea (loss of a girl's period), and osteoporosis (a weakening of the bones).

Endometriosis
Read this article to learn all about endometriosis and how doctors help girls who have it.

Turner Syndrome
Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects about 1 in every 2,500 females. Read this article to learn more about the condition and how doctors treat Turner syndrome.

Can Getting the HPV Vaccine Help If I Already Have Genital Warts?
Find out what the experts have to say.

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)
If periods aren't regular it's usually because a girl's body is still developing. But sometimes, changes in blood flow can be a sign of dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB).

Testicular Torsion
This emergency condition happens when the spermatic cord gets twisted and cuts off blood supply, causing pain and swelling. Find out what to do in this article for teens.

Klinefelter Syndrome
This genetic condition only affects guys and is also called "XXY." It can affect a guy's ability to learn and his sexual development, but doctors can treat it. Find out more.

Pelvic Exams
A pelvic exam is where a doctor or nurse practitioner looks at a girl's reproductive organs (both outside and internally) and feels the uterus and ovaries to be sure everything's normal. Find out what's involved in this article for teens.

Breast Exams
It's rare for teen girls to have breast problems. But sometimes a doctor or nurse might think a breast exam is a good idea. Find out why, as well as what's involved in a breast exam.

What's a "Well-Woman Visit" and Why Do I Need One?
Find out what the experts have to say.