Posts By: south ave

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 »

5 Causes of Birth Control Pill Failure to Be Aware Of

When used perfectly, the birth control pill is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Even the typical success rate, factoring in women who don’t always use it flawlessly, is 91%. That’s an average of only 9 in 100 women who get pregnant each year while using the pill. Especially considering how convenient and safe birth control… Read more »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Feminine Hygiene

We all learn the rules of basic hygiene while growing up: wash your hands after using the bathroom, put on deodorant every morning, wear a fresh pair of underwear every day, and so on and so forth. On top of these normal cleanliness practices, women also need to learn the specifics of feminine hygiene as… Read more »