Between the ages of 15-24? Your reproductive health today can shape your health over a lifetime.

Between the ages of 15-24? Your reproductive health today can help shape your health over a lifetime.

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Early knowledge about reproductive health can provide good foundations to inform the multiple questions for adolescents and young adults, women, and girls. Having an awareness about diseases of the reproductive system is an important tool to strategically think and become a better advocate for your present and future health.

What you need to know:

  • HPV vaccine protects you against most types of cervical cancer, but only if you receive the full series of vaccinations. It is given in a series of 2 or 3 doses.
  • Since the HPV vaccine was developed, over 120 million vaccines have been administered in the United States and infections by cancer causing HPV strains have dropped 71% in young adult women.
  • 40% Black women who were told they had pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) were misdiagnosed and actually had endometriosis.
  • Black women are overwhelmingly affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and it can be associated with serious diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and more