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uterus


The pear-shaped, muscular reproductive organ from which women menstruate and where normal pregnancy develops. Also called the “womb.”
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adolescence


The period of physical and emotional change between the beginning of puberty and early adulthood.
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antibody


A protein developed by the immune system in response to a toxin introduced into the body.
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castration


Removal of the testicles. See "chemical castration."
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diaphragm


A soft rubber dome intended to fit securely over the cervix. Used with contraceptive cream or jelly, the diaphragm is a reversible barrier method of birth control available only by prescription.
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hyperphilia


Having sex more often than most people.
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incomplete abortion


A kind of miscarriage in which some pregnancy tissue passes out of the uterus but some stays inside. Can also occur following a pregnancy termination procedure. Sometimes treatment is needed to remove the remaining tissue.
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masturbation


Touching one’s own body and sex organs for sexual pleasure.
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periodic abstinence


Not having vaginal intercourse during the “unsafe days” of a woman’s fertile phase in order to prevent pregnancy.
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phalloplasty


In genital reconstruction surgery, the construction of a penis from the person’s own genital tissue.
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