Posts Tagged ‘hormonal contraceptives’

What you don’t know can kill you

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month, an opportunity for valuable information about the risky condition to get into the hands of those who need it most. So how much have you heard about it in the media? More important, how many teenage girls and young women do you think are hearing about the dangers of…

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Asking all the wrong questions

Photo credit: Bayer via Associated Press Recently, the Washington Post released a heartbreaking article featuring an in-depth exploration of Bayer’s controversial, permanent contraceptive device Essure. It’s essentially a thin metal coil — about the length of a sewing needle — filled with fibers intended to stimulate the growth of scar tissue. When implanted in the…

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Birth control options [stink]

There isn’t a birth control option for women that doesn’t suck, and that’s a problem. This was the headline of a Cosmo article I came across (not linked because of the article’s distasteful language), and I have to say I wholeheartedly agree. The article was a first person account of a young woman who chose a Paraguard…

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Nature cycles for a reason, so does your body

The Autumn Equinox has come and gone and fall is upon us! September 22 at 10:21 a.m. was the official beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere, and a day in which we received a split even amount of daytime and nighttime, 12 hours each. National Geographic tells us that this even split in the day is linked to…

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It’s still a man’s world

Once again the month of October is upon us with the full press of breast cancer awareness coming from nearly every angle one can imagine.  Personally, NFL players wearing pink shoes and gloves is a bit much for me.  And again, the contribution oral contraceptives make to increase breast cancer among younger women goes unstated,…

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Hormonal Contraceptives? There’s a better way.

We have a “new” brochure available called Hormonal Contraceptives now available. It’s “new” in that it contains updated and current information, but it’s “old” in that it is actually a re-make of one of our most popular brochures, “The Pill: How Does It Work? Is It Safe?” This new brochure touches on all the various…

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