Posts By: south ave

Early Signs You May Be Pregnant

Am I pregnant, getting my period, or do I have another health condition? For many women experiencing certain physical symptoms, that is the ultimate question. There are a wide range of health conditions, including just your normal period, with symptoms that can mimic signs of early pregnancy. The more of these symptoms you experience at… Read more »

Understanding Endometriosis

Unless you or someone you know has endometriosis, it’s likely a condition that you’ve heard of but don’t know much about. The sad truth is, a lot of the symptoms of endometriosis—namely pain associated with menstruation—have become normalized. Women expect their period to cause pain, and are therefore unlikely to speak up or even realize… Read more »

Tips for Women Getting Their First Mammogram

Mammograms are considered an essential screening exam for women’s health. Once you reach the age of 40 or so—or before if you have certain health conditions or medical history—you should schedule mammograms yearly, just as you do a gynecology exam. They are one of the most accurate and efficient tools for detecting breast cancer in… Read more »

5 Myths About Condoms: Debunked

When you become sexually active, whether for the first time ever or the first time with a new partner, it’s important to talk about contraception. After the birth control pill, male condoms are one of the most commonly used (and easily accessed) contraceptive methods. You can buy condoms at any drugstore or even get them… Read more »

STIs in America: Get the Facts

Our knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases and infections has expanded exponentially over the last few decades. Advances in research and technology have helped us make strides in better understanding, preventing, and treating a wide range of the surprisingly common viruses and infections in this category. Thanks to increased availability in reliable STD and STI testing… Read more »

Choosing an Abortion Clinic: How to Find a Safe Provider

Finding out you are unexpectedly pregnant can be scary. Coming to the conclusion that abortion is the right decision for your situation can be equally as difficult. Through this stressful and emotional journey, you’re going to need the support of medical professionals you can trust. All abortion clinics are different, depending on where you live… Read more »

How To Tell Your Partner You Have an STD

Did you know that one in two sexually active individuals will get an STI by the age of 25? This fact is not intended to scare you, but to normalize discussion around STDs and end the stigma for those living with them. If you have an STI or STD, you may be embarrassed or nervous… Read more »

Let’s Talk About Vaginal Itching

Vaginal itching—no woman likes to talk about it and, even more so, no woman likes to experience it. The uncomfortable sensation can range from mild and brief to severe and persistent. Despite any conclusions you may jump to though, it is usually not cause for major concern. In fact, almost every woman will experience vaginal… Read more »