Posts By: south ave

Treatment Options for Endometriosis

With March being Endometriosis awareness month, it is important to have a proper understanding of the disease. Endometriosis is a disease of the female reproductive system. It happens when the uterine lining grows outside the uterus, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and sometimes infertility. One in ten women of childbearing age have this disease, but it… Read more »

How Does an Abortion Affect Your Menstrual Cycle?

Medical and surgical abortions are low-risk procedures that can safely and effectively terminate pregnancies. That said, many women have questions about how their menstrual cycles might be affected in the aftermath of an abortion. During a medical abortion – in which the pregnancy is terminated using a combination of two pills – it’s normal for women to… Read more »

Birth Control for Beginners: 5 Things to Know Before You Start the Pill

The birth control pill is one of the greatest innovations in women’s health. By providing safe, effective, and convenient protection against unwanted or unplanned pregnancy, the pill has given women more control over their own sex lives and reproductive health. Knowing what to expect when you start using the birth control pill is the best way to… Read more »

4 Habits That Are Harming Your Vagina

Face it. Vaginas are high maintenance. From the monthly bleeding to the regular discharge, they are very particular reproductive organs. It doesn’t take a lot to throw them out of whack, and it can be difficult to figure out the root cause of their unhappiness. Believe it or not, there are a lot of common… Read more »

5 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Your Abortion

Choosing to terminate a pregnancy is a hard but sometimes a necessary decision. For many women, determining the next step after becoming pregnant unexpectedly is a complicated process that takes a mental, emotional, and physical toll on the body and soul. Even once you’ve decided that abortion is right for your situation, it’s normal to… Read more »

How Does Birth Control Affect Your Period?

Most women will use some form of birth control during their lifetime. Many types of birth control use progestin and estrogen hormones to prevent ovulation and implantation. These hormones affect the uterine lining and can lead to some spotting in-between periods, but overall, they reduce your menstrual bleeding. Periods can be longer, shorter, heavier, or lighter,… Read more »

The Truth About STDs: Myth vs. Fact

When you hear the acronyms STD and STI, a small shiver might run down the back of your spine, or perhaps, your heart drops into your stomach and sends your mind into utter panic. We get so uncomfortable talking about sexually transmitted diseases and infections because there is a lot of stigma and misinformation around… Read more »

What to Expect When You Stop Taking the Pill

The long history of the contraceptive pill has been a revolutionary journey in female sexual health. Women fought for their reproductive rights, and unfortunately, new generations of women are still fighting for those same rights in 2022. The pill has many benefits, and there are various personal reasons why women choose to take it but… Read more »

5 Myths About Abortion

Although modern medicine has come a long way throughout the past few decades, there are still dangerous myths about women’s health that can lead to misinformed and risky decisions. Information on abortion can be biased and inaccurate due to the nature of the topic. There are many conflicting and questionable pieces of information regarding abortion… Read more »

The Ripple Effects of the New Texas Abortion Law

On September 1st, 2021, a new abortion law went into effect in Texas. The legislation bans women from getting abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. While these “heartbeat bills” have been introduced in other states, they have faced legal challenges that have so far prevented them from becoming… Read more »