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When Do I Need to Get a Pap Smear?

Yearly gynecological exams are an essential part of a woman’s health. Part of a gynecological exam may include a pap smear. We will get into the specifics of a pap smear later in this article, but first it is important to know who needs to get a pap smear, when and why. Age to Get

7 Surprising Facts About Your Menstrual Cycle

It’s no surprise that every month women get their periods. But there are some facts about your menstrual cycle that may even be surprising to you. Read on to learn more interesting facts about your menstrual cycle! 1. You’re Not Losing as Much Blood as You Think You might think you’re losing a lot of

Be Safe: 12 Contraceptive Methods You Need to Know About

When you think of birth control what comes to mind? Generally, women tend to think of the pill or condoms. But there are actually many other forms of contraception that you may not know about. While the pill and condoms are more popular choices, it doesn’t mean they work well for everyone. It’s important for

Summer Safety for Expecting Moms

Image via Pixabay   Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to stay inside all summer. But it does mean you need to take extra precautions to keep you and your baby safe. Here are some summer safety tips to keep in mind to beat the heat! Summer Safety Tips Wear Sunscreen Every expecting mom should

When To Consider The MonaLisa Touch

It is very common for women to experience vaginal discomfort with frustrating symptoms that impact everyday life. Unfortunately, the symptoms often go untreated due to the common belief that there is no treatment to cure these symptoms. Finally, Women First Health Center is here to tell you there is no need to look any further

Back to School

Back to School September is just around the corner… time to dust off the school books, set the alarm clocks, and schedule your annual exam! Going to the gynecologist each year is a good way to stay on top of your overall health as a woman. Checking your weight, height, blood pressure, and performing a

Healthcare Changes Coming In October

Dear Patients, Starting October 1, 2015, the way in which your medical care is billed will undergo a major change. Currently, physicians and other practitioners in the United States assign diagnosis codes (called ICD-9 codes) to all visits, lab orders, and imaging prescriptions which are provided to patients. The current system (ICD-9 coding system) will be

How Do I Access my Patient Portal?

How Do I Access my Patient Portal? When you are first web-enabled, you will receive an e-mail that looks like this: Click on the URL in this e-mail to get to your portal. Your log-in screen will look like this: If you have a message waiting in your portal, you will receive an e-mail that

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a pattern of violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the  abuse of a spouse or partner at a variety of levels – physical, psychological, emotional, financial or sexual. Domestic violence is not just a one-time incident, but a pattern of behaviors over time. It is a common

Sun Protection in Nj

Summer Sun Protection It’s that time of year again –school is out, the sun is hot, and the beach sounds better every day! Sun protection is essential during the hot summer days. We have provided a list of tips to keep you safe from the brutal sun rays. • Coat yourself before you put on

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Dr. Claudine Sylvester
Dr. Sonya Youngren

Women First Health Center, an Axia Women's Health Care Center, located in West Orange, NJ, is committed to providing women with a comfortable and welcoming environment where they can receive optimal standard of care.

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