The Truth About STDs: Myth vs. Fact

“Get an STD Test!” written in magic marker on a white board to encourage STD testing.

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 Come Off the Birth Control Pill

Discarded hormonal birth control packs next to a stethoscope after a patient decides to get off 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

The words Myth vs Reality, circled with red pencil on textured paper

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

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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 »

The Top Safe Sex Habits for Women

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Sex is a natural need and desire for a large majority of people. For many women, sex is a wonderful and fulfilling part of life. Your sexual experiences should always be positive and enjoyable. An important aspect of having a positive and healthy sex life is minimizing the potential risks that go along with engaging… Read more »

5 Self-Care Basics Every Woman Should Practice

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Self-care is something that has become a trend over the years when really it should be a normal, integral part of daily life. Women are especially more likely to neglect taking care of themselves, as many so naturally assume the role of caretaker for others. But taking care of your own needs and carving out… Read more »

How Will the Morning After Pill Affect My Period?

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For women who have recently had birth control fail them, or may have forgotten it altogether, the morning after pill can be a life saver. Emergency contraception, such as Plan B or ella, should never be relied on as your main form of birth control, but can be extraordinarily helpful if something happens and you… Read more »

4 Types of Vaginal Discharge That Call for a Trip to the Doctor

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There are a few things that every woman has in common, and vaginal discharge is one of them. A majority of the time, discharge is perfectly normal and healthy. Sometimes, however, you may notice a different color or consistency in your discharge that may also have accompanying symptoms. Being able to tell the difference between… Read more »

Comparing Combination and Progestin-Only Birth Control Pills

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For women seeking contraception, there are a lot of options on the market these days. For those who wish to avoid hormones, there are products like condoms, diaphragms, gels, spermicides, and copper IUDs. If you’d prefer to go the hormonal route, you have pills, shots, patches, hormonal IUDs, rings, and implants. Even among each option,… Read more »

Tips for Getting Your Doctor to Take You Seriously

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When you’re experiencing new or chronic unexplained symptoms, your first instinct (hopefully) is to head to the doctor. After all, we’ve been taught that doctors are healers and caregivers who are dedicated to restoring and maintaining our health. With their extensive education and medical experience, what reason should you have not to trust that they… Read more »