birth control Articles
Time to Man Up: The Future of Male Birth Control
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Elizabeth Akincilar-Rummer MEN Are you ready Birth Control for men is here.almost. Contraception. For some of us, that word has been a saving grace in preventing unwanted pregnancies and diseases. For others, it is fraught with Continue reading The post Time to Man Up The Futu... Read more
Method to the Madness? Get to Know the Different Types of IUDs
Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Jandra Mueller In my last blog, One and Done The IUD and the Future of Birth Control, I talked about how the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology ACOG are recommending long acting reversible contraceptives LARC as Continue reading The post Method to the Madness Get to... Read more
One and Done: The IUD and the Future of Birth Control
Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Jandra Mueller Are you currently on birth control Have you used birth control in the past These are common questions I ask when doing an evaluation of a female patient who is experiencing painful intercourse, also Continue reading The post One and Done The IUD and the Future o... Read more
Jagged Little Pill: Part Two
Friday, July 15th, 2016 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Joshua Gonzalez, MD After reading my last post, Jagged Little Pill, many of you who have had similar suspected OCP-related problems may be thinking theres no hope. Trust me, you are not doomed if youve ever taken Continue reading The post Jagged Little Pill Part Two appeared f... Read more
Jagged Little Pill: How Oral Contraceptives Wreak Havoc on the Female Body
Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Joshua Gonzalez, MD The advent of oral birth control pills in the 1960s was heralded as a huge victory for womens rights. Finally, women could take control of their bodies and their fertility. Since then, oral Continue reading The post Jagged Little Pill How Oral Contraceptive... Read more
Is Breast Cancer Linked with Other Health Issues?
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by eHealthGuide
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Despite medical advances that have made it easier to detect and treat cancers, breast cancer is still one of the leading causes of death among women. With breast cancer so prevalent, women and advocates are using October to bring awareness to the factors that increase a woma... Read more
Women's Health: What Healthcare Changes Mean for You
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 by eHealthGuide
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When the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” was passed back in 2010, there was a lot of controversy about the women’s health provisions in the bill – specifically the birth control provisions. In fact, the controversy over the birth c... Read more
Health News You Won’t Read About in the New York Times
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 by Doug Bremner
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Heres a forgotten chapter from pharmaceutical history. The acne drug, Accutane, manufactured by Roche Pharmaceuticals, has been associated with hundreds of birth defects. Since 2005 the iPLEDGE program has required that patients, doctors, and pharmacists register and that patient... Read more
Post Baby: Is it Safe to Use Birth Control?
Monday, October 3rd, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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It depends on the method and whether the mother plans to breast feed. Ideally, it is recommended that women abstain from sexual relations for at least 4 to 6 weeks after having a baby to reduce the risk of developing vaginal infections and of course, becoming pregnant. Pregnant w... Read more