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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month  

September is National Ovarian Cancer month. This year, nearly 20,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Hard to detect and frequently discovered in advanced stages, this disease is often deadly for so many.  What is Ovarian Cancer? Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the body grow out of control…. Read more »

The Most Common Gynecological Issues

As a woman, your body undergoes many changes during your reproductive lifetime. And you can be sure that gynecologic health issues will arise from time to time. From painful periods to abnormal discharge or vaginal itching, there are a host of gynecological problems that women deal with frequently. The difficulty is knowing which symptoms are… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About HPV

If there’s anything you’ve heard and retained about HPV, it’s probably that it’s the leading cause of cervical cancer. While this is true—and a very important fact to remember—it’s not the only thing you need to know about HPV as a sexually active adult! It’s important to educate yourself about common STIs and STDs so… Read more »

Essential Health Screenings for Women of All Ages

Women should make time for healthy habits like regular exercise, stress management, and choosing the right foods. Scheduling routine health screenings, which can detect potential problems early, is one of those habits! Detecting a disease early can prevent complications and improve your quality of life. Here are the essential screenings and tests every woman should… Read more »

Side Effects of Starting the Birth Control Pill

The pill is a type of birth control. It works by preventing the body from producing an egg, which means that there is nothing for sperm to fertilize, and pregnancy cannot occur. Like all medicines, birth control pills have possible side effects that you need to be aware of. There are minor side effects and rare… Read more »

Fertility Awareness: The Natural Birth Control Option

Natural methods of birth control, or natural family planning, are a type of birth control that relies on observations about the woman’s body and menstrual cycle. Natural methods of birth control include fertility awareness methods (FAM). Examples of natural birth control methods include the calendar rhythm method, basal body temperature method, and cervical mucus examination. How Does the Fertility Awareness Method Work?… Read more »

Is Abortion the Right Choice for Me?

There are a lot of misconceptions about unplanned pregnancy and abortion. If you’ve found yourself unexpectedly pregnant or even facing complications in a planned pregnancy, it can be difficult to sort through the misinformation and connect with the resources you need to make the right decision moving forward. Abortion is a very complicated and personal… Read more »

Tips for Managing Your Menstrual Period During the Summer

Summer is a beautiful time of year with exciting outdoor activities and adventures! From trips to the beach to backyard barbeques, few things can cramp your style this time of year except maybe your period. Your monthly visit from mother nature can be stressful and uncomfortable in the summertime, especially when you’re trying to enjoy… Read more »

What Are the Common Causes of Miscarriages?

The first question many couples and single people ask themselves after experiencing a miscarriage is why? There are countless reasons why you may have a miscarriage in your life, and most of them are beyond your control. In many cases, particularly with early miscarriages, it can be hard to determine what went wrong. You have… Read more »

7 Health Benefits of Hormonal Birth Control

Hormonal birth control is one of the most effective and convenient methods available for women who want to prevent unwanted pregnancy. The pill is the most common and popular form of hormonal birth control, but there are a few other contraceptive options that use hormones for pregnancy prevention, including certain IUDs, implants, and the patch…. Read more »