Cervix

The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb). The cervix forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body.

Office Handouts and Brochures

* Information about Pap tests and abnormal results are addressed in this Frequently Asked Questions document from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

* All about human papillomavirus (HPV), how it’s spread, the vaccine and more. Read this resource overview from ACOG.

* The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information that reviews the safety of the HPV vaccine. Read more at this link.

* Find out about the HPV test here.

* What is a loop-electrosurgical-excision-procedure (LEEP) and why is it done? ACOG offers this FAQ document. (The LEEP procedure can be performed in our office or at our Washington Outpatient Surgery Center.)

Videos

* In this recent video from CBS News, Dr. Tara Narula reports on how immunization against the human papillomavirus (or HPV) can prevent many cancers––but only two-thirds of girls and one-half of boys have received the vaccine. Watch here.

* In its “Did You Know?” video series, ACOG Vice President of Practice Activities Christopher Zahn, MD, discusses how the HPV vaccine helps prevent cervical cancer.

More videos related to cervical health are available at https://www.acog.org.

For more information on these or any other health conditions, you can also visit our Health Library at www.mywtmf.com/healthlibrary.