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How to Talk to Your Teen About Birth Control

Regardless of how you feel about teenagers and sex, when your own child is ready to have that conversation, it can be disconcerting. Having a plan in mind before it happens, or bringing up the topic yourself, could be helpful.

May 4th, 2021
How Does HIV/AIDS Impact Pregnancy?

If you have HIV and you are or want to become pregnant, you probably have lots of questions. Medical advancements make it far less likely you’ll pass HIV to your baby, but it’s critically important for you to have proper care.

Apr 1st, 2021
When to See a Doctor About Abnormal Bleeding

It can be difficult to know if your “normal” bleeding would be considered abnormal by a medical professional. Maybe you just have heavier periods than average. Or maybe there’s a problem that could be treated.

Mar 7th, 2021
What Happens at an Infertility Evaluation?

Understanding the reasons you’re having trouble becoming pregnant is an important first step in treating infertility issues. There are many factors that could be impacting your ability to conceive.

Feb 8th, 2021
5 Signs of PCOS

PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a relatively common condition among women between the ages of 15 and 44. It’s a lifelong condition with wide-ranging health implications. If you have these five signs of PCOS, you should talk to your doctor.

Jan 10th, 2021
Is Leaking Urine Normal?

Urinary incontinence is a common problem, especially among women. However, just because it’s common doesn’t make it something you need to live with. There are treatments that can help.

Dec 8th, 2020
Pelvic Floor Therapy for Prolapse

The name pelvic floor is a bit of a misnomer. This muscle group is more like a pelvic hammock or sling. Regardless of the name, this important group of muscles holds your pelvic organs in place, and when it doesn’t, you have prolapse.

Nov 3rd, 2020
Common Causes of Infertility

Infertility is the inability to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term. In the past, infertility was considered a female problem, but today we know that men and women are equally likely to have fertility issues. Here are the most common causes.

Oct 5th, 2020
Does an Abnormal Pap Smear Mean Cancer?

Getting an abnormal result on a diagnostic test can be disconcerting. But does an abnormal result on a Pap test mean that you have cancer? Read on to learn more about what your test results mean for you.

Sep 6th, 2020
Choosing the Right Birth Control for You

If you need birth control, you have more options than you likely realize. However, that can be a problem if you aren’t sure which one might be best for you. This post may help you decide.

Jul 20th, 2020
Can Stress Cause Spotting?

Spotting, or light bleeding between periods, is common, but the causes vary wildly. Although it’s unnerving, spotting isn’t always a sign of a more serious medical condition. Sometimes, physical or emotional stress can cause spotting.

Jun 8th, 2020
5 Reasons to Consider a Hysterectomy

If your doctor has suggested you consider a hysterectomy, you may be emotional, and you probably have a few questions. In this post, we describe some benefits of a hysterectomy in certain situations.

May 6th, 2020
Don’t Let Menopause Affect Your Sex Life

If you’re concerned about how menopause is likely to change your sex life, you may have some questions. This post explains what you should expect, along with some strategies to help you continue to enjoy a robust and healthy sex life.

Apr 18th, 2020
Safety Tips for a High-Risk Pregnancy

Were you told your pregnancy is high risk? Are you concerned you could face challenges carrying and delivering a healthy baby? Even with high-risk factors, you can still have a safe and complication-free pregnancy. Read on to learn how.

Mar 2nd, 2020
My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal—Now What?

When you receive the news that you had an abnormal Pap smear result, it’s common to feel worried. Learn what an abnormal Pap smear result means and what you next steps should be if you receive one.

Nov 1st, 2019
Pelvic Prolapse: Know Your Treatment Options

Up to one-third of women in the United States experience some degree of pelvic organ prolapse. The good news is that plenty of effective treatment options that can restore your quality of life are available.

Oct 1st, 2019
What is Unexplained Infertility?

Each time you think you’re pregnant, the test says “no.” After you consult a fertility specialist, you still don’t have an answer — just the term “unexplained infertility.” Can somebody please explain that?

Sep 1st, 2019