Posts By: south ave

What to Do If a Condom Breaks

There’s no feeling quite like the panic of getting done having sex with your partner and realizing the condom broke. Suddenly, the protection you thought you had from an unwanted pregnancy or STI is gone. Now, you’re left feeling vulnerable, anxious, and helpless to prevent the possibilities of what may happen next. But do you… Read more »

5 Reasons You Might Be Experiencing Painful Sex

At some point in their life, almost every woman will probably feel some amount of pain or discomfort during sex. For some women, this is just a one-time or occasional experience due to circumstantial reasons, such as inadequate foreplay, an awkward position, or a larger than average partner. For others, however, painful sex can be a… Read more »

What Is the Difference Between PMS and PMDD?

There are a lot of things a woman should know about her menstrual cycle. One of the very first things you realize soon after you get your first period in adolescence? Just how annoying the whole process is. An average period lasts anywhere between two and seven days. But a large majority of women will… Read more »

State by State Abortion Restrictions

Abortion has been a touchy subject throughout much of the world for centuries. But although there have always been times and places where the procedure is illegal, it hasn’t stopped women from terminating unplanned or unwanted pregnancies. If history has taught us anything about abortion restrictions, it is that they do not stop women from… Read more »

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 »