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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 »

6 Urinary Tract Infection Prevention Tips for Women

Have you struggled with painful urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the past? You’re not alone. Because of anatomical differences, women are generally more likely to contract UTIs than men. These infections are typically caused by the bacteria E. coli, causing symptoms like frequent urination, burning or pain with urination, cloudy urine, blood in urine, and… Read more »

A Timeline for Your Abortion Options

In some cases of unplanned pregnancy, women might know that abortion is the right choice for them as soon as their result comes back positive. For many others, it can take longer to determine if abortion is the best solution for their situation. If you’ve recently discovered that you are unexpectedly pregnant, you may be… Read more »