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Abortion choices : medical and procedural

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2215
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This pamphlet explains the differences between medical and procedural abortions. How each type of abortion works, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type are listed. Who to contact for further information is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Induced
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Subjects (LCSH)
Abortion
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the differences between medical and procedural abortions. How each type of abortion works, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type are listed. Who to contact for further information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2215
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After vulvar biopsy or excision

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Gynecolposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1625
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This sheet provides general skin care instructions for after a vulvar biopsy or vulvar excision.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vulvar Neoplasms - diagnosis
Vulvar Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This sheet provides general skin care instructions for after a vulvar biopsy or vulvar excision.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1625
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After your procedure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1509
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Instructions for after your abortion are given, including a list of activities to avoid for 24 hours (1 day). A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Information on preventing infection, what to expect after you go home, and who to contact if you have questions is given. A link to a feedback survey and contact information for free counselling is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2109, "Après votre intervention", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
After your abortion
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Induced
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Subjects (LCSH)
Abortion
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Instructions for after your abortion are given, including a list of activities to avoid for 24 hours (1 day). A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Information on preventing infection, what to expect after you go home, and who to contact if you have questions is given. A link to a feedback survey and contact information for free counselling is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2109, "Après votre intervention", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1509
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Birth control after having a baby

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2155
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Before you leave the hospital, it is important to talk to your health care provider about birth control. Moms and babies do better when pregnancies are spaced at least 18 months apart. Planning ahead and/or using birth control can help with this. This pamphlet explains the different birth control methods that can be used after having a baby. A list of resources is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Contraception
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Before you leave the hospital, it is important to talk to your health care provider about birth control. Moms and babies do better when pregnancies are spaced at least 18 months apart. Planning ahead and/or using birth control can help with this. This pamphlet explains the different birth control methods that can be used after having a baby. A list of resources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal and Child Health Services, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2155
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Cervical Cancer Screening : A Guide to Colposcopy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1678
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A colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. This pamphlet describes why you were referred for a colposcopy test, what will happen during the appointment, and afterward including next steps based on test results. Terms used in the guide are explained.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colposcopy
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Diagnosis
Colposcopy
Specialty
Diagnosis
Gynecology
Abstract
A colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. This pamphlet describes why you were referred for a colposcopy test, what will happen during the appointment, and afterward including next steps based on test results. Terms used in the guide are explained.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1678
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Cervical Cancer Screening : A Guide to Your Pap Test Results

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1680
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A Pap test checks for cell changes on the cervix and is an important screening test for cervical cancer. This pamphlet explains the different results and next steps.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Papanicolaou Test
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Diagnosis
Pap test
Specialty
Diagnosis
Gynecology
Abstract
A Pap test checks for cell changes on the cervix and is an important screening test for cervical cancer. This pamphlet explains the different results and next steps.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1680
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Cervical ripening with dinoprostone vaginal gel (Prostin)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1772
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Prostin® is a gel. It contains medication called dinoprostone (prostaglandin E2). Dinoprostone PGE2 (or Prostin®) is like a natural substance made by your body. It softens the cervix to get it ready for labour. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you get Prostin®, possible complications of Prostin®, and when you should call or return to the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1817, "Maturation cervicale au moyen du gel vaginal de dinoprostone (ProstinMD)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cervical Ripening
Dinoprostone
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Prostin® is a gel. It contains medication called dinoprostone (prostaglandin E2). Dinoprostone PGE2 (or Prostin®) is like a natural substance made by your body. It softens the cervix to get it ready for labour. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you get Prostin®, possible complications of Prostin®, and when you should call or return to the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1817, "Maturation cervicale au moyen du gel vaginal de dinoprostone (ProstinMD)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1772
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Cervical Screening Practice Guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1677
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Guidelines for cervical screening are explained, including who should be screened and how frequently. Those who should be screened more frequently are outlined.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Diagnosis
Specialty
Diagnosis
Gynecology
Abstract
Guidelines for cervical screening are explained, including who should be screened and how frequently. Those who should be screened more frequently are outlined.
Notes
Health professional guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1677
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1329
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This pamphlet describes the recovery process after High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment for gynecological cancers. It outlines what to expect, possible side effects, and details for contacting your health care team with any questions or concerns.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Gynecology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet describes the recovery process after High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment for gynecological cancers. It outlines what to expect, possible side effects, and details for contacting your health care team with any questions or concerns.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1329
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High blood pressure in pregnancy - South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2285
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High blood pressure in pregnancy (also called gestational hypertension) is a blood pressure (BP) that stays higher than 140/90 (140 over 90). For most people, a normal blood pressure is 140/90 or less. After week 20 of your pregnancy, high blood pressure can be linked to pre-eclampsia. This is a more serious condition that includes high blood pressure and protein in the urine (pee). Because pre-eclampsia can be dangerous to you and your baby, we ask you to monitor your blood pressure and sympto…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Pregnancy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Pregnancy
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
High blood pressure in pregnancy (also called gestational hypertension) is a blood pressure (BP) that stays higher than 140/90 (140 over 90). For most people, a normal blood pressure is 140/90 or less. After week 20 of your pregnancy, high blood pressure can be linked to pre-eclampsia. This is a more serious condition that includes high blood pressure and protein in the urine (pee). Because pre-eclampsia can be dangerous to you and your baby, we ask you to monitor your blood pressure and symptoms. This pamphlet explains the symptoms to watch for if you have high blood pressure, how to check your blood pressure at home, and symptoms that require medical attention right away. Contact information for the OBS Clinic and OBS Unit, and sheets to keep track of your blood pressure are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: South Shore Regional Hospital, Women and Children’s Health Program
Pamphlet Number
2285
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How to apply your steroid ointment

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecolposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1607
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This 1-page sheet outlines instructions for applying steroid ointment to your vulva to treat your particular skin condition. A diagram is provided to show you exactly where to apply the ointment. Tips to remember and special instructions are given. The French version of this pamphlet 2111, "Comment appliquer votre onguent stéroïde", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vulvar Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This 1-page sheet outlines instructions for applying steroid ointment to your vulva to treat your particular skin condition. A diagram is provided to show you exactly where to apply the ointment. Tips to remember and special instructions are given. The French version of this pamphlet 2111, "Comment appliquer votre onguent stéroïde", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1607
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Induction of labour

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1768
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Induction of labour is when a method or medication is used to start labour before it starts on its own. The goal of induction is to have a vaginal birth. This pamphlet explains why you are being offered induction, how it is done, how long it takes, and what will happen when you come to the hospital. What to do if your induction is postponed is also discussed. The French version of this pamphlet 1813, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health
Alternate Title
Induction of labor
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Labor, Induced
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Induction of labour is when a method or medication is used to start labour before it starts on its own. The goal of induction is to have a vaginal birth. This pamphlet explains why you are being offered induction, how it is done, how long it takes, and what will happen when you come to the hospital. What to do if your induction is postponed is also discussed. The French version of this pamphlet 1813, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1768
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Induction of labour and cervical ripening with balloon catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1769
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A balloon catheter is a soft tube with a small balloon on the end. The balloon catheter helps to get your cervix ready for labour (cervical ripening). This pamphlet explains what will happen when the balloon catheter is inserted (put in), possible complications of a balloon catheter, and when you should call or return to the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1814, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail et maturation cervicale au moyen d’un cathéter à ballonnet", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health
Alternate Title
Induction of labor and cervical ripening with balloon catheter
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Labor, Induced
Cervical Ripening
Catheters
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Catheters
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
A balloon catheter is a soft tube with a small balloon on the end. The balloon catheter helps to get your cervix ready for labour (cervical ripening). This pamphlet explains what will happen when the balloon catheter is inserted (put in), possible complications of a balloon catheter, and when you should call or return to the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1814, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail et maturation cervicale au moyen d’un cathéter à ballonnet", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1769
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Induction of labour and cervical ripening with dinoprostone vaginal insert (Cervidil)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1770
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Cervidil® is a thin, flat insert, like a tampon. It contains medication called dinoprostone. Dinoprostone is like a natural substance made by your body. It softens your cervix to get it ready for labour. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you get Cervidil®, possible complications of Cervidil®, and when you should call or return to the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1815, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail et maturation cervicale au moyen d’une insertion vaginale de dino…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health
Alternate Title
Induction of labor and cervical ripening with dinoprostone vaginal insert (Cervidil)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Labor, Induced
Cervical Ripening
Dinoprostone
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Cervidil® is a thin, flat insert, like a tampon. It contains medication called dinoprostone. Dinoprostone is like a natural substance made by your body. It softens your cervix to get it ready for labour. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you get Cervidil®, possible complications of Cervidil®, and when you should call or return to the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1815, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail et maturation cervicale au moyen d’une insertion vaginale de dinoprostone (Cervidil®)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1770
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Induction of labour and cervical ripening with oral misoprostol (prostaglandin E1) (Cytotec)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1771
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Misoprostol is a pill that contains a medication called prostaglandin E1. Prostaglandin E1 softens the cervix to get it ready for labour and to cause labour contractions. Cytotec® is the brand name of this medication. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you get misoprostol, possible complications of misoprostol, and when you should notify a member of your health care team. The French version of this pamphlet 1816, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail et maturation cervicale au moyen de c…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health
Alternate Title
Induction of labor and cervical ripening with oral misoprostol (prostaglandin E1) (Cytotec)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Labor, Induced
Cervical Ripening
Misoprostol
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Misoprostol is a pill that contains a medication called prostaglandin E1. Prostaglandin E1 softens the cervix to get it ready for labour and to cause labour contractions. Cytotec® is the brand name of this medication. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you get misoprostol, possible complications of misoprostol, and when you should notify a member of your health care team. The French version of this pamphlet 1816, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail et maturation cervicale au moyen de comprimés oraux de misoprostol (prostaglandine E1) (Cytotec®)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1771
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Information for Female Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy Treatment to the Pelvis

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1337
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This pamphlets provides information for patients receiving radiation therapy to the pelvis. Answers common questions like: what will happen during your treatment, how long are the treatments, and what are the possible side effects of radiation therapy.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Female
Pelvic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Urogenital Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Genitourinary organs--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Pelvis--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Gynecology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlets provides information for patients receiving radiation therapy to the pelvis. Answers common questions like: what will happen during your treatment, how long are the treatments, and what are the possible side effects of radiation therapy.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1337
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Internal and external condoms

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1039
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Condoms are birth control devices that prevent semen (the fluid that contains sperm) from entering a vagina or anus. When semen is released inside a vagina, it may reach an egg and fertilize it, causing pregnancy. Condoms also help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, if used properly. There are 2 types of condoms: internal (worn on the inside of the vagina or anus) and external (worn on the outside of an erect penis). This pamphlet explains what internal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Contraception
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Condoms are birth control devices that prevent semen (the fluid that contains sperm) from entering a vagina or anus. When semen is released inside a vagina, it may reach an egg and fertilize it, causing pregnancy. Condoms also help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, if used properly. There are 2 types of condoms: internal (worn on the inside of the vagina or anus) and external (worn on the outside of an erect penis). This pamphlet explains what internal and external condoms are, how they work, how well they work to prevent pregnancy, what to do if a condom breaks during vaginal sex, and what to do if your partner does not want to use a condom. A link to the The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada website is provided for further information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1039
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Laparoscopic hysterectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0434
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A laparoscopic hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix through your vagina. The ovaries and fallopian tubes are often taken out at the same time. After surgery you will have an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) to drain urine from your bladder, and a dressing on your abdomen (stomach area). Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots and your menstrual cycle. Information on care at home and sex after surge…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Gynaecology
Alternate Title
Laparoscope assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Laparoscopy assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative care
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix through your vagina. The ovaries and fallopian tubes are often taken out at the same time. After surgery you will have an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) to drain urine from your bladder, and a dressing on your abdomen (stomach area). Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots and your menstrual cycle. Information on care at home and sex after surgery is provided. Symptoms that require medical attention are given. The French version of this pamphlet 1896, "Hystérectomie laparoscopique", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angela Whynot, Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
0434
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Lichen sclerosus

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1529
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Lichen sclerosus is a life-long condition that creates patchy white areas of the skin. It may affect any part of the body, but it most often involves the skin of the vulva (opening to the vagina) and around the anus. This pamphlet explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, and contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Skin--Diseases
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Lichen sclerosus is a life-long condition that creates patchy white areas of the skin. It may affect any part of the body, but it most often involves the skin of the vulva (opening to the vagina) and around the anus. This pamphlet explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, and contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1529
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Medical abortion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1831
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This pamphlet explains what a medical abortion is, who can get a medical abortion, what happens during a medical abortion, and possible risks and side effects. Instructions for taking the medication Mifegymiso to cause a medical abortion, and who to contact for further information are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1861, "Avortement par médicaments", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Induced
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Subjects (LCSH)
Abortion
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a medical abortion is, who can get a medical abortion, what happens during a medical abortion, and possible risks and side effects. Instructions for taking the medication Mifegymiso to cause a medical abortion, and who to contact for further information are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1861, "Avortement par médicaments", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1831
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