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How are STDs Spread?


The spread of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, is a scary thought for many. And it should be. In theory, the readily available precautions should be enough to fully prevent the transmission of any diseases. In reality, however, not everyone is fully aware of the different ways that STDs can spread. This makes complete prevention  … Read more



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HIV & AIDS: How Are They Related?


HIV and AIDS are two of the most well-known STDs. While some think of them as synonymous terms, there are several key differences that distinguish them. For sexually active individuals, it’s important to understand the two diseases, and how you can prevent or mitigate the diseases.   What is the Relationship? HIV stands for human  … Read more



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Vaginal Discharge: When You Should Be Concerned


Vaginal discharge is a normal, healthy occurrence within the female body. Abnormal vaginal discharge can, however, be an indicator of a condition that requires treatment. Different conditions manifest themselves with different vaginal discharge. Understanding when a discharge is abnormal is imperative to recognizing conditions early on, and addressing them.   Vaginal Discharge: Why is it  … Read more



What Causes Vaginal Swelling?


Vaginal swelling is a difficult problem to face. At first, it may cause confusion, embarrassment, or even shame. However, these symptoms are nothing to be ashamed of, and it’s important to recognize and treat them appropriately. Stony Brook Women’s Health recognizes the importance of educating all of our patients, and treating them with the highest  … Read more



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Birth Control: Vocabulary Explained


Communicating with your healthcare provider clearly and efficiently is mutually beneficial, and will help them to give you the best advice possible for staying healthy. We recognize that the vocabulary involved with the topic of birth control can become confusing, but understanding the subtle differences will help you make the most informed decisions about your  … Read more



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Non-Surgical Abortions on Long Island: What is the Abortion Pill?


For women of Long Island who are pregnant under 9 weeks, we offer medical abortions as an alternative to surgical abortions. The Abortion Pill is an option for women who prefer a non-surgical abortion, instead of surgery and anesthesia. With a non-surgical abortion, medications are administered in order to safely end a pregnancy. It does  … Read more



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The Truth About Mammograms


Stony Brook Women’s Health is a full service gynecological center. Not only do we perform long island abortions, but we provide an array of services for women. One of the many things we suggest to patients is that they receive a mammogram at some point. It is a very important part of women’s health, and  … Read more



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What Will Happen After My Abortion?


Once you have made the decision to have an abortion, you will probably have questions about how you will feel afterwards. The “side effects” will vary from woman to woman. However, there are several common things that may occur for you after your procedure. Should I Expect Bleeding? It is absolutely normal to bleed after  … Read more



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Do I Have Vulvodynia?


There is a very distinct pain around the opening of your vagina, and you don’t know why. You may be experiencing itching or swelling as well. All blood work and STD tests have been normal, so you know you are in good health. What could the problem be? It is very likely that you have  … Read more



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The Facts About PMS


About a week or two before your period, you start to feel a little abnormal. You become very tired, your stomach hurts, and your mood fluctuates. This isn’t new to you, you are very aware of what is happening: Premenstrual Syndrome. Although the symptoms go away after menstrual bleeding starts, these couple of weeks can  … Read more