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Disclaimers, a service of the Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides health information that girls and others can trust. We take that duty very seriously. Below is some information to help you understand what we consider our responsibility and what we do not.

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Content last reviewed July 24, 2013
Page last updated October 31, 2013