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
* Find out about the HPV test
* 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.)
* 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
* 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
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