Age 30 – Partial Cycle

Age 30 – Partial Cycle

Age 30 – Partial Cycle This woman is 30 years old and has birthed vaginally. She has no history of gynecological procedures or surgeries, STIs, or abnormal pap smears. She currently does not use any type of birth control. Her cycle is typically 28 to 29 days...
Age 25 – Pregnancy & Postpartum

Age 25 – Pregnancy & Postpartum

Age 25 – Pregnancy & Postpartum This is the cervix of a 25 years old woman pregnant with her first child. She has no history of gynecological surgeries, though she did have annual pap smears between ages 15 and 24, which always had normal results. She took...
Age 25 – 6 weeks Postpartum

Age 25 – 6 weeks Postpartum

Age 25 – 6 weeks Postpartum This photo was taken at this woman’s six week postpartum visit with her midwife.  She bled (called lochia) for three weeks postpartum as her uterus involuted, or regained its pre-pregnancy shape. She is now at six weeks, she is having...
Age 25 – IUD & Ectropion, most of cycle

Age 25 – IUD & Ectropion, most of cycle

Age 25 – IUD & Ectropion, most of cycle This is the cervix of a 25 year old who has never been pregnant and has no history of STIs. After an abnormal pap smear eight years ago, she had a punch biopsy on her cervix. The results were negative for malignant...
Ages 35 – 50 – Menstruation & Pap smear

Ages 35 – 50 – Menstruation & Pap smear

These are the photos of a woman who has given birth three times.  She has no history of STIs or abnormal paps. She used the birth control pill for many years until her tubes were tied in 1983 after the birth of her last child.   Before menopause, her cycles were...