Posts By: south ave

Tips for Getting Your Doctor to Take You Seriously

When you’re experiencing new or chronic unexplained symptoms, your first instinct (hopefully) is to head to the doctor. After all, we’ve been taught that doctors are healers and caregivers who are dedicated to restoring and maintaining our health. With their extensive education and medical experience, what reason should you have not to trust that they… Read more »

4 Tricks to Help You Remember to Take Your Birth Control Pill

For decades now, the birth control pill has been the most popular form of contraception among women. The pill is a great option for many reasons: it’s convenient, affordable, offers additional health benefits, and is 99% effective when used correctly. The key though is that last part—using it correctly. In order to provide full protection… Read more »

6 Ways Stress Can Affect Women’s Health

It’s no secret that stress can affect your health. Think about it—how do you feel when you start to get overwhelmed? Your heart probably beats faster, your stomach might churn, a tension headache may set in, and other physical symptoms likely manifest. Women are even more likely to feel stress symptoms than men, and the… Read more »

It’s Time We Stop Believing These Myths About Women’s Health

Women’s healthcare has come a long way in the last few centuries. Doctors no longer diagnose women with “hysteria” when they exhibit things like chest pain, infertility, trouble swallowing, or simple emotions. Chainsaws are no longer used to cut out sections of a woman’s pelvis if she’s struggling to give birth vaginally. But although we… Read more »

What Is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a common, well-respected, and effective treatment for a wide range of different ailments. The goal of physical therapy is to relieve pain, increase strength, and restore normal function to parts of the body that have been affected by injury or disease. You’ve probably heard of or know someone who has gone through… Read more »

Can Abortion Cause Infertility?

There is a lot of misinformation and misconception surrounding abortion. There are socially-based myths, such as that women use abortion in place of birth control or that criminalizing abortions will stop them from happening. Then there are also medically-based myths, like that abortions are painful for the fetus or psychologically damaging to the women who… Read more »

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: What’s Normal & When to Seek Help

Monthly periods can be an incredibly different experience for every woman. Some women are blessed with quick, light periods that hardly affect their life at all. Others deal with painful cramping and heavy bleeding that often disrupt daily activities. A lot of women fall somewhere in between. This disparity in periods between women can make… Read more »

Which Type of IUD Is Right for Me?

An IUD (intrauterine device) is one of the best long-term birth control options out there for women. They’re highly effective at preventing pregnancy (>99%). They are safe to use for many years, which saves you money too. Since you don’t have to worry about taking a daily pill or having a form of contraception on… Read more »