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A Guide to Implantable Birth Control

When it comes to birth control, there are so many options, types and methods that it can oftentimes be difficult to know what the best choice for you actually is. From the pill to condoms to longer-term options, the first step to finding birth control is deciding what you’re getting it for. Do you want […]

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The Essentials of Sterilization Procedures

Are you tired of keeping up with your birth control regime? Are you finished having children or do you not want any children at all? Instead of fussing over the pill, condoms or birth control options that only last a few years, it may be time to consider longer-term, more permanent birth control options. If […]

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Birth Control Methods: An Introduction to the IUD

Are you tired of birth control being a daily commitment? Would you like to explore more permanent options? If you answered yes to either of these questions, continue reading for more information about the IUD, one of the longest-term forms of birth control that a woman can opt for, while still maintaining the prospect of […]

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Do you suffer from pelvic organ prolapse? You are not alone. Pelvic organ prolapse is more common than you might think, and its incidence increases after having children and as women get older. In fact, believe it or not, it is estimated that almost 50% of all women between the ages of 50 and 79 […]

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Why You Should Consider a Midwife for Your Delivery

Did you know? While midwives are typically only associated with pregnancy and delivery processes, a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is also able to provide a host of other services for female gynecological health. These services include, but are not limited to, contraception, preconception planning, annual exams, infections and laboratory testing. The use of midwives has […]

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Urinary Incontinence Solutions

Did you know that 56% of all postmenopausal women experience urinary incontinence at least once a week? And across the United States, more than 11 million women of all age groups deal with urine leakage on a regular basis. As common as urinary incontinence is, it’s not normal, even though many women accept it as […]

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Single-Site Robotic Hysterectomy: Virtually Scarless With a Quick Recovery

Hysterectomies are the second most common major surgery for women of child-bearing age, with almost 600,000 of them being performed in the U.S. each year. The reasons why women undergo this procedure to remove the uterus vary, from cancer or fibroid tumors to prolapse or endometriosis. Up until recently, all options for hysterectomies – vaginal […]

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What Women Need To Know About Hormonal Imbalances

What comes to mind first when you think of the phrase hormonal imbalance? If you’re like most women, you immediately think of pre-menstrual syndrome or menopause. And while those are definitely two instances where hormonal imbalances occur, they are by no means the only ones. Women can experience problems stemming from hormonal issues at any […]

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Menopause: What To Expect

It’s something that’s joked about and whispered about, feared and dreaded. It’s got all kinds of euphemistic names – the change of life, the silent passage, the middle-age spread, that time of life. And it does mark a significant milestone in any woman’s life. But menopause does not have to be a negative experience for […]

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Safe Sex and STD Prevention

We have all heard about the importance of having safe sex, whether it was from our middle school health teacher, our parents or siblings, or even from a book or video that was given to us in hopes that we’d learn about “the birds and the bees.” However, while we have all heard about how […]

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