FAQs

Women's Health can be a complex topic. Here are some frequently asked questions and interesting facts.

Did you know: Routine prenatal laboratories include: blood tests for anemia, measles and varicella, Pap smear, blood type, and sexually transmitted diseases such as: syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea, HIV, and Hepatitis B.

Did you know: Routine fetal anatomy evaluation occurs around 19-21 weeks of gestation.

Did you know: Approximately 1% of deliveries will require readmission to the hospital. Most common reasons for readmission are hypertension, and uterine and wound complications; particularly hemorrhage and infection.

Did you know: Cervical cancer screening has decreased the incidence of and mortality from cervical cancer. Methods for screening include evaluation with the Papanicolaou (Pap) test (cytology) and testing for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV).

Did you know: More than one-half of women who develop cervical cancer, have not been screened appropriately.

Did you know: The United States adopted screening with the Pap test in the 1950s, and by the mid-1980s cervical cancer incidence decreased by 70 percent. Cervical cancer incidence and mortality in the United States has continued to decrease since the 1970s.

Did you know: All expert groups recommend routine screening with mammography for women at average risk who are age 50 or older, and most agree to continue screening until they’re 74 years of age.

Did you know: The oral contraceptive pills can be given until menopause in nonsmoking women.

Did you know: This is the most commonly used method of long-acting reversible contraception because of its high efficacy and safety.

Did you know: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) affects 15% of women, and urge incontinence or overactive bladder as many as 13% between the ages of 25 to 84 years of age.

Did you know: Stress incontinence is the most common type in younger women, mostly affecting women ages 45 to 49 years.