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Have you thought about long-term birth control choices? When you think about birth control, do you think about pills or condoms—or getting your “tubes tied?” Hey, it’s 2016! There are many other effective options.Whether you want to delay or space your pregnancies or you just aren’t ready to do something permanent with your fertility, consider long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC.Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are LARCs. Most health insurance plans cover LARC

Figuring out which women's health screenings and tests you may need and when can be confusing—here’s your guide to sorting it out. Until recently, women routinely visited their gynecologist once a year for a full exam plus an annual Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. But things have changed as we’ve learned that more frequent screening isn’t always better screening. In case you’re confused, here are the latest recommendations. Cervical Cancer

Do you consider morning sickness is a pregnancy “rite of passage?” Here’s how to enjoy pregnancy when you’re not feeling well. It’s no secret that nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is very common—and it can be morning-noon-and-night sickness that lasts the whole pregnancy!Most pregnant women (50%–80%) experience nausea, and half experience vomiting. Maybe you take this as a good sign as some studies associate morning sickness with a healthy pregnancy—but that’s not

Terribly intense menstrual cramps, heavy flow, pain during sex; are these just period pains, or could it be endometriosis? Endometriosis occurs when the type of tissue that normally lines your uterus grows in your body where it doesn’t belong, like on your ovaries or fallopian tubes, bladder or bowels—even in your abdomen. During your period, you shed the lining that has built up since your last bleed.When endometrial tissue grows outside of your uterus, it rea

Multiple sclerosis is a condition most of us have heard of, but what is it exactly? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks myelin, the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates nerves and nerve fibers in our central nervous system (i.e., the brain and spinal cord). The damaged myelin forms scar tissue (sclerosis). When the myelin sheath and/or nerves are damaged, normal communication between the brain and spinal cord is disru

Here’s a 3-pronged plan to promote bone health and help prevent osteoporosis: Calcium, vitamin D and exercise!Did you know that after a certain age, your body no longer creates any new bone density? Sometime between the ages of 30 and menopause, your body stops adding bone density to your skeleton. This is why it’s so important to bone up on bone health—and build as much bone as possible from your late teen through early adulthood. What is osteoporosis? Oste

Leaking urine is more common than you might think—there are ways to cope with light bladder leakage.Maybe you’re on a jog or simply sneezing and you feel a small amount of urine dribble out—you can’t stop it. What is happening? Could this be incontinence? After all, you only had one vaginal birth—you might be asking yourself, “Should I be leaking urine at such a young age?” Truth is light bladder leakage can happen for women at any age, regardless of previous

Our immune system keeps us healthy and fights off viruses and bacteria so we don’t get sick. But with autoimmune disorders (Ads), the immune system does quite the opposite—it attacks and damages the body itself.So, chances are you know someone affected or may have wondered if the way you feel could mean you have an AD. There are more than 75 different autoimmune disorders that affect close to 50 million Americans. More than 75% of people with ADs are women – mostly ages 18-40s.The

Most of us don’t think about our vaginas during our busy days, but when our vagina starts to feel just plain angry, we can’t help but stop and notice! Did you know that 75% of women will experience a yeast infection? That means, gentle reader, you likely already know all too well how irritating and distracting this infection can feel. The remedy? Understand yeast infections and what you can do to keep your vagina happy and healthy.Read:

So, you’ve made the decision to stop birth control in hopes of starting or expanding your family. The good news is that having been on birth control doesn’t create problems for women who want to conceive. Most women find that their menstrual periods return to what they were like before birth control and that their fertility returns to allow them to conceive within a year when trying to do so.Read: Conceive a Perfect Pregna

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