Side Effects of Starting the Birth Control Pill

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The pill is a type of birth control. It works by preventing the body from producing an egg, which means that there is nothing for sperm to fertilize, and pregnancy cannot occur. Like all medicines, birth control pills have possible side effects that you need to be aware of. There are minor side effects and rare… Read more »

Fertility Awareness: The Natural Birth Control Option

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Natural methods of birth control, or natural family planning, are a type of birth control that relies on observations about the woman’s body and menstrual cycle. Natural methods of birth control include fertility awareness methods (FAM). Examples of natural birth control methods include the calendar rhythm method, basal body temperature method, and cervical mucus examination. How Does the Fertility Awareness Method Work?… Read more »

Is Abortion the Right Choice for Me?

Woman pondering is she should get an abortion

There are a lot of misconceptions about unplanned pregnancy and abortion. If you’ve found yourself unexpectedly pregnant or even facing complications in a planned pregnancy, it can be difficult to sort through the misinformation and connect with the resources you need to make the right decision moving forward. Abortion is a very complicated and personal… Read more »

Tips for Managing Your Menstrual Period During the Summer

Young woman riding her bike in a white dress managing her period symptoms during the summer.

Summer is a beautiful time of year with exciting outdoor activities and adventures! From trips to the beach to backyard barbeques, few things can cramp your style this time of year except maybe your period. Your monthly visit from mother nature can be stressful and uncomfortable in the summertime, especially when you’re trying to enjoy… Read more »

What Are the Common Causes of Miscarriages?

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The first question many couples and single people ask themselves after experiencing a miscarriage is why? There are countless reasons why you may have a miscarriage in your life, and most of them are beyond your control. In many cases, particularly with early miscarriages, it can be hard to determine what went wrong. You have… Read more »

7 Health Benefits of Hormonal Birth Control

Health Benefits of Hormonal Birth Control

Hormonal birth control is one of the most effective and convenient methods available for women who want to prevent unwanted pregnancy. The pill is the most common and popular form of hormonal birth control, but there are a few other contraceptive options that use hormones for pregnancy prevention, including certain IUDs, implants, and the patch…. Read more »

Top Tips for Parents to Help Their Kids Avoid Teen Pregnancy

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Believe it or not, parents and close adult relatives can do a lot to reduce the risk of their children becoming teen parents. Maintaining strong, close relationships with children and teens, setting clear expectations, and communicating honestly and often about important matters should be regularly practiced. Here are some of the top nationally recognized tips… Read more »

What to Expect at Your First OBGYN Appointment

Woman at her first OBGYN appointment

If you are scheduling your first gynecological exam, you probably have many questions running through your mind. It’s normal to be nervous for your first visit to the OBGYN, but there is no reason to be scared. It’s important to make a yearly visit to your gynecologist to stay informed and get the right treatment… Read more »

The Best Foods to Keep Your Vagina Healthy

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Your diet plays a big role in your vaginal health. Eating unhealthily can lead to an unbalanced pH level and bacteria down there, but if your diet is rich in healthy foods, they can promote good vaginal health. What you eat can help keep your vagina in top shape by easing cramps, fighting bacterial infections, and alleviating dryness…. Read more »

How to Discuss Abortion with Your Partner

Woman discussing the option of abortion with her partner

An unplanned pregnancy can be a difficult, emotional experience for a woman. You may feel scared, confused, and uncertain about how to move forward. Approaching your partner about the situation can be especially difficult if you’re thinking about terminating the pregnancy. Bringing up the possibility of abortion with your partner or informing them that you’ve… Read more »