Why Is the IUD So Popular?

Almost every woman in the United States uses contraception at some point during her life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Though female sterilization (tubal ligation) and the oral contraceptive pill are the two most popular forms of birth control in the U.S., long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) like the intrauterine device (IUD)…

Which Type of Birth Control Is Right for Me?

From devices to pills to products you can pick up at your local pharmacy, your birth control options can be overwhelming. You may be asking yourself: Which one is best for me? At Cary OB/GYN in Cary and Morrisville, North Carolina, our experienced team of women’s health experts understands the important role birth control plays in managing your health…

What You Need to Know About PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects about 10% of women of childbearing age, according to the Office of Women’s Health. Though PCOS can develop at any time once you start menstruating, most women don’t realize they have the common health condition until they start to experience difficulties getting pregnant in their 20s and 30s. In addition to infertility,…

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — What Now?

A Pap smear is a regular part of a woman’s wellness exam for good reason. It gives the OB/GYN specialists at Cary OB/GYN important information about the health of your cervix and reproductive organs. You receive a reading of a “negative” Pap smear if no traces of abnormal cells show up on your screening. However, if you have an “abnormal” result,…

Myths and Facts About HPV

There is a lot most people don’t know about HPV. In fact, the human papillomavirus infection is actually the most commonly transmitted STD, but it’s rarely discussed and often misunderstood, especially compared with other, less common conditions, such as gonorrhea, herpes, or chlamydia. Understanding what’s true and what’s false about HPV can actually help you…