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Do I Need to Do Anything to Get Ready for a Mammogram?

Women should start thinking about adding mammograms to their health screening routine once they reach age 40. Though the mammogram is a simple noninvasive test, there are a few things you need to do to get ready for it so you get accurate results.

Feb 4th, 2021
Have You Considered These Family Planning Options?

Unplanned pregnancies are more common than you might think. To stay in control of your body and your health, you may be thinking about family planning and birth control. What options have you been considering? Click here to learn more.

Jan 13th, 2021
When Should I Get My Next Pap Smear?

Thanks to advances in cancer research and testing, you no longer need an annual Pap smear. When you should get your next Pap smear depends on your age and your medical history. Click here to learn more.

Dec 3rd, 2020
Gynecological Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know

COVID-19 has affected the entire world and impacted the way people do everyday things. You know your health is important, and you may wonder how COVID-19 affects your gynecological care. Click here to find out what you should know.

Nov 1st, 2020
Is Spotting From Birth Control Normal?

You started a new birth control and noticed spotting. Is that normal? Yes, for some forms of birth control, spotting does occur, but this side effect typically resolves within a few months. Click here to learn more.

Oct 6th, 2020
Signs of an Ectopic Pregnancy

A missed period, nausea, and tender breasts are early signs of any pregnancy. However, if you have severe pelvic pain, spotting, or weakness, you may have an ectopic pregnancy that requires urgent medical care.

Sep 16th, 2020
5 Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist During an Exam

It’s not unusual to feel nervous before a gynecology exam. But don’t let your nerves get in the way of receiving the care you need. Come prepared with a list of questions you want to ask your gynecologist during your exam.

Aug 19th, 2020
How Much Pain Is Normal During Your Period?

Most women experience period pain at some point during their life. However, not all period pain is normal. If you have concerns about how much pain is normal during your period, click here to get the answers you need.

Jul 22nd, 2020
Hormone Therapy: Don't Let Menopause Ruin Your Sex Life

You can’t stop the “change of life,” but you don’t have to let your menopause ruin your sex life. Hormone therapy is an effective treatment for many menopausal symptoms, including your vaginal dryness and low libido.

May 27th, 2020
Why Is the IUD So Popular?

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, which means they’re as effective as tubal ligation, also called sterilization. However, IUDs are reversible, which may be one of the many reasons they’re so popular.

Apr 22nd, 2020
Which Type of Birth Control Is Right for Me?

With so many choices, you may find it a bit overwhelming deciding which birth control is right for you. However, knowing more about your options and how they work can help you determine the type of contraception that works best for you.

Mar 6th, 2020
What You Need to Know About PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often develops during puberty. However, most women aren’t aware they have the gynecological condition until their 20s or 30s, when they’re struggling to get pregnant. Learn what you need to know about PCOS.

Feb 4th, 2020
My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — What Now?

A regular Pap smear screens you for cervical cancer, but you never truly expect it to come back as “abnormal.” This isn’t a diagnosis of cancer, but a call for further evaluation. Take a moment to learn more about what’s likely to come next.

Dec 1st, 2019
Myths and Facts About HPV

While the human papillomavirus (HPV) is extremely common, many people still have a variety of misconceptions about the virus. Here are a few busted myths and important facts about HPV.

Nov 1st, 2019
Life After a Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure to remove your uterus. After a hysterectomy, some aspects of your life may be different. Read more to learn about what you can expect from post-hysterectomy life.

Oct 1st, 2019
Coping with Chronic Endometriosis Pain

Chronic pain from endometriosis can linger, and it may feel like there’s no end in sight. If you’re a chronic sufferer, here are a few tips to help you manage the pain as you go about your daily life.

Sep 1st, 2019
How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health

If you’re a woman entering menopause, you may start experiencing hot flashes or other physical symptoms you’ve heard about and have been dreading for years. But did you realize menopause can also affect your mental health?

Aug 1st, 2019