Age 35 – Entire cycle

Age 35 – Entire cycle

This is the cervix of a woman who is 35 years old, who has never been pregnant or given birth (her os is like a dot).  She is currently trying to conceive.  She does not have any history of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs/STDs), abnormal pap smears,...
Age 30 – Entire Cycle

Age 30 – Entire Cycle

This is the cervix of a 30 year old woman who has given birth vaginally twice.   She typically has a 24 to 25 day cycle.  This cycle was 24 days and 23 days are pictured below.   Day 1 Red bleeding from the os Day 2 Red blood flowing from the os and covering much...
Age 24 – Most of Cycle

Age 24 – Most of Cycle

This is the cervix of a 24 year old woman with no history of STIs or abnormal Pap smears.  She is sexually active and tracks her fertility using the Fertility Awareness Method; she and her husband use condoms during her fertile phase as birth control.  This cycle is...
Age 25 – Entire Cycle with IUD

Age 25 – Entire Cycle with IUD

These cervical photos are from a 25 years old woman who has never given birth.  She has a copper Paraguard IUD which was placed inside her uterus about a year ago.  This is non-hormonal form of birth control, so she ovulates, which you can tell from the changes in her...
Age 25 – Entire Cycle

Age 25 – Entire Cycle

This 25 year old woman has never given birth and has no history of STIs.  Each photo was taken at approximately 10:00 pm every day starting the first day of her menstrual cycle. For the duration of this project, she used condoms as her birth control method so as not...