Two things that affect women’s reproductive health are birth control and pregnancy. A lack or failure of birth control can end in pregnancy, which is good news if planned, but bad news if unplanned. An unplanned pregnancy can contribute to many problems in several areas, including finances, career, relationships, education, maternal health, and lifestyle. AboutRead More
Talking to your obstetrician about different birth control options
With the numerous birth control options available to women today, it’s understandably easy to get confused as to which one you should choose. Talking to your obstetrician about birth control gives you a platform to get your concerns addressed. Their expertise will take you closer to making an informed decision on which method is most effective andRead More
Talking to Your Obstetrician about Birth Control
With the numerous birth control options available to women today, it’s understandably easy to get confused as to which one you should choose. Talking to your obstetrician about birth control gives you a platform to get your concerns addressed. Their expertise will take you closer to making an informed decision on which method is mostRead More
IUD Side Effects and Complications
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a birth control option that many women use. A gynecologist places the device, and it prevents pregnancy for several years, and you don’t have to do anything else to maintain it. While it’s a convenient option, you should understand the side effects and potential complications before you opt for anRead More
What are the Benefits of an IUD?
In 1957, the FDA approved synthetic progesterone – “the pill” – for women with severe menstrual disorders. That year, a record number of women visited their doctors complaining of severe menstrual disorders. By the early 1960s the pill was approved by the FDA for contraceptive use, launching a sexual liberation movement, as well as theRead More
Questions to ask your Gynecologist about Birth Control
If you’re thinking of starting birth control, or switching to a different form of birth control, it’s important to come to an expert with questions you’d like answered. The good news, is that there is a form of birth control that fits every lifestyle. You don’t want to take a pill every day? There’s anRead More
What are the Different Types of IUD?
An IUD (or intrauterine device) is a small T-shaped plastic device which is inserted into the uterus as a form of birth control. The devices are both widely used and highly effective, boasting an over 99% success rate. The contraceptive works by releasing either hormones or spermicides into the uterus, thereby preventing the fertilization ofRead More