Here is a quick reference you can use to start to learn the vocabulary and language you may hear in medical visits.
Click on or hover over each word to see the definition.
Knowledge is power – so if there's anything said to you that do not understand, know that you can ask for definitions and explanations as many times as you need it!
A note about the sources we use for education materials:
We believe in providing you with information that you can trust. That means we take everything into consideration: strong medical evidence and wisdom and knowledge from the community. We also lean on health care providers focused on Black women’s health to contribute.
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