Women's Health Information Medical Library

At University of Colorado OB/GYN & Family Planning, our goal is to advance women’s health using the most proven and advanced medicine, quality patient care, top research, and patient education.

We believe in the value of patient education. To provide our patients with a reliable source of information, we have created an online medical library on a range of women’s health topics.

From increasing awareness about conditions that our patients may face to inspiring healthy choices through better understanding, this online resource will help patients take charge of their health.

In addition to working with our doctors, we encourage you to explore these medical information resources. Browse by  topic in the sidebar to the right or below.

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal bleeding is defined as excessive menstrual bleeding, or as bleeding between periods, after sex or after menopause.

Birth Control

To prevent pregnancy for sexually active women, safe & effective birth control (contraception) options include condoms, birth control pills, IUD & ligation.

Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation is a short, safe office procedure reducing heavy periods by destroying the endometrial lining with no incisions & producing no scars.

Medical Conditions & Birth Control

Certain medical conditions may influence women's birth control methods, but most are considered safe including condoms, IUDs, hormonal or sterilization.


Menopause is a milestone in a woman’s life, and a natural consequence of aging. Menopause signals the end of a woman’s fertility, a point when she is no longer able to become pregnant.

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is a general term to describe pain in the area between the hips and below the navel. If a woman has had pelvic pain (whether constantly or on-and-off) for six months or longer, it is considered chronic pelvic pain.


Pregnancy may be accompanied by missed periods, morning sickness & breast tenderness. Find out how to tell if you're pregnant and prenatal care appointments.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections passed from person to person via sexual contact (vaginal, oral and anal), genital contact, and contact with fluids (semen, blood and vaginal fluids) and include herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, vaginitis and HPV.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign (noncancerous) tumors that develop in the uterus. Some women may only need periodic pelvic exams or ultrasounds to monitor the fibroid’s growth. If the fibroid is hampering fertility or causing severe symptoms, surgery may be necessary.

Women's Health Conditions

At University of Colorado OB/GYN & Family Planning, we treat a variety of women's health conditions.