5 Causes of Birth Control Pill Failure to Be Aware Of

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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 pills are, those are… Read more »

Tips for Choosing the Right Gynecologist for You

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A woman’s relationship with her gynecologist is personal and intimate in a different way than many other doctor-patient relationships. To receive the best care for your sexual and reproductive health, you need to find a gynecologist who makes you feel like you’re in safe and expert hands at every appointment. If you’re about to go… Read more »

4 Common Reasons (Besides Pregnancy) Your Period Could Be Late

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It’s common for a woman’s period to be late at some point in her life. Some women have unpredictable cycles and are used to this, while others may have regular cycles and panic when their period doesn’t arrive on time. Although it is often the first assumption (or fear), a late period doesn’t always mean… Read more »

Understanding Endometriosis

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Unless you or someone you know has endometriosis, it’s likely a condition you’ve heard of but don’t know much about. The sad truth is that 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 »

Spring Into Wellness: Seasonal Tips for Women’s Health

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As the snow melts and the days grow longer, spring heralds a time of renewal and growth. It’s the perfect season to rejuvenate your health regimen and embrace new wellness practices. Here are some essential tips for women to spring into wellness and make the most of this vibrant season! Revitalize Your Diet Spring is… Read more »

5 Myths About Condoms Debunked

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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 »

Can Abortion Cause Infertility?

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There is a lot of misinformation and misconceptions 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 »

Essential Sexual Wellness Tips for Women in the New Year

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As the New Year unfolds, it’s a great time for women to focus on their sexual wellness. Sexual health is an integral part of overall well-being, yet it’s often overlooked or pushed to the sidelines. The New Year presents an opportunity to reset and establish healthier routines. Here are some essential tips to help women… Read more »

Emergency Contraception and Abortion: Understanding the Differences

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It is crucial for everyone to have a good understanding of the pregnancy prevention and termination options available in the realm of reproductive health. Two terms that are frequently used in these discussions are emergency contraception and abortion. Despite their apparent similarities, they differ significantly in purpose, action, and timing. What Is Emergency Contraception? Emergency… Read more »

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast cancer seems distant until it affects someone we know and love. October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a crucial period dedicated to educating the public about the importance of early detection and supporting those affected by the disease. Understanding Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness Month was established in 1985 to increase awareness… Read more »