Surviving Work During Pregnancy

Surviving Work During Pregnancy

02/15/17 3:48 PM

Surviving Work During PregnancyYou can, of course, continue to work if you wish during your pregnancy. However, it’s also possible to request some time off if you feel that your career is putting too much pressure on you during what can be a difficult time. It will always depend on your job, the industry you work in and the position you fill. If your job…

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Trying To Conceive? This May Help You Get On Track

Trying To Conceive? This May Help You Get On Track

08/5/16 2:30 PM

Trying To Conceive? This May Help You Get On TrackTrying to conceive can be an emotional roller coaster for many couples. It can be heart breaking each month when you have been trying, and you don’t receive a positive pregnancy test. It can be hard. However, there are many things you can do to get you back on track. The…

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Gynecological Visits 101

Seeing your gynecologist on a regular basis is a necessary part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

10/4/15 11:19 PM

Experts recommend that young girls begin seeing a gynecologist around the time of sexual maturation, between 13 and 15 years of age, and once every year after that. However daunting visiting the gynecologist might be, it helps to know what you’re in for. Once you’re aware of what to expect, regular visits becomes entirely less horrifying. If you’ve developed a good relationship with your doctor, it can even be something to look forward to!

A Typical Visit

A routine gynecological…

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IUDs Recommended for Teenage Girls

IUDs Recommended for Teenage Girls

Gynecologists have been recommending IUDs to sexually active teenage girls for their many benefits.

10/2/15 10:47 PM

Whether you like to admit it or not, teenagers are having sex. They always have been, and they always will be. In fact, a recent government survey found that 43 percent of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 have had sex. While many health education systems, especially in America’s red states, like to teach abstinence as…

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Find a Gynecologist Today!

Choosing the Perfect Gynecologist for You

Here are some tips on what to look for when searching for the right gynecologist.

10/1/15 10:14 PM

There’s no way around it; visiting the gynecologist can be an uncomfortable affair. Having the parts of your body you spend your entire life covering up, poked and prodded, can be unsettling for even the most open minded. Of course, yearly gynecological checkups are required for maintaining female well-being, so there’s really no dancing around the discomfort.

The best way…

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Missouri Lawmakers Push Against Contraceptives

Birth Control Veto Overridden in Missouri

Controversy Continues over Women’s Access to Contraceptives

09/4/15 9:23 PM

It is common knowledge by now that President Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act has steadily been moving toward making health care readily available and affordable for all Americans. The most recent phase of this act, which is commonly known as ObamaCare, took effect on August 1 and gives women access to well-woman visits, STI counseling, contraception, and…

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Take it from an Olympian: Get Checked

Former Olympic Gymnast Agrees with Doctors on Regular Checkups

08/13/15 8:33 PM

It is estimated that 26,500 women die each year from  gynecological cancers. Of these, 15,500 annual deaths are caused by ovarian cancer alone, with cervical cancer following at over 4,000. Additionally, 40,000 women succumb to breast cancer each year. There are many measures women can take to lessen these risks, the very first of which is getting regular check-ups from a gynecologist.

The…

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IUDs: Doctor vs. Patient

Doctors Found to Use IUDs at Much Higher Rate than Patients

08/3/15 1:16 AM

The methods most people use for medical treatment don’t always coincide with what doctors recommend. Such is the case in a recent survey conducted by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which showed that although IUDs (intrauterine devices) are among the most effective modes of birth control, they rank 5th in usage among American women, after the pill, tubectomies (tube-tying), condoms, and…

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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Issues in Hormone Therapy

Doctors Unwilling to Prescribe HRT Use It Themselves

08/1/15 12:41 AM

In light of recent evidence of higher incidences of blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes, hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, has attracted widespread controversy. While the practice of prescribing HRT has been on a downward trend, new studies reveal that many doctors who are unwilling to recommend HRT to patients have no problems using it themselves.

Background

Effective medical uses of HRT…

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A New Kind of Aids Awareness

Shocking Link Discovered Between Bacterial Vaginosis and HIV

07/11/15 12:01 AM

It is estimated that over one million Americans are currently living with HIV, while over half a million have already lost their lives to AIDS. In a 2009 survey, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the demographic suspicions that out of 882,000 male patients, 72% of cases were infected through homosexual intercourse. Still, an…

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