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Colposcopy  
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003913.htm

Explains what a colposcopy is, why it is used, what happens during the procedure, and what risks it entails.

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Published: 2002
Abnormal results: understanding your diagnosis and treatment

Explains abnormal Pap smear results. Describes the different diagnositc tests, including colposcopy and biopsies. Provides information on the different treatment options: cone biopsy, cryosurgery, laser surgery, and LEEP.

Published: 2002
Introduction to colposcopy  
http://www.sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=Focus_PG_Gyn_ColCl_Home

Describes what happens during a colspocopy and what to expect after the procedure.

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Procedures and treatments for cervical abnormalities  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40810
Looks at what to consider after an abnormal Pap test result. Presents information on self-help options, colposcopy, and medical treatments. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Abnormal Pap tests: a guide for teens  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/abpap.html
Presents information for teens on abnormal Pap tests. Explains what a pap test is, how a pap smear is done, what a pap test result really means, if you need to repeat the test. (See Details)
Published: 1999-2006
Cervical cancer: the facts  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Summer.pdf

This article explains cervical cancer. identifies theories of what causes it. Provides information about medical research, anatomy of the cervix, the preventative role of pap tests and information on cone biopsy and colposcopy.  

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Published: 1982