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Life is Awkward.... Talking to Me Shouldn't Be: Things You Shouldn't Hide from Your Gynecologist

I would describe myself as a rather private person so I am the first one to empathize with an embarrassed or hesitant patient.  I know that many of the topics we may cover during an appointment can be uncomfortable but I can also assure you I’ve seen and heard it all (twice).  204 more words

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Abortion ‘Hostility’ Depends on Your Zip Code

From 2011 to 2014, the number of legislative restrictions against abortion rights skyrocketed to 231, quadrupling the number of restrictions within just three years. In 2014 alone, legislators enacted 26 brand new measures to restrict access to abortion rights. 345 more words

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If you live in the South, your access to reproductive health services is greatly reduced. The same is true for a few other states, like Ohio, Indiana, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Why? Because the legislators in 27 states have decided to place themselves and their misogynistic beliefs between the decisions you would normally make about your reproductive health in consultation with your medical care provider. And in 18 of these states, the legislators are considered to be "extremely hostile" to women's healthcare. It's gotten significantly worse in the last four years. State legislators have placed restrictions on access to abortion as well as on family planning and related services. The 18 most hostile states are:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Here's more to this story.  Read below and then check out the full report at the Guttmacher Institute.

Some of My Favorite "Women" Apps

I am the first to admit that when it comes to phone technology I am not always on the forefront but there are a few apps that have made my life (and countless other women’s lives easier).  347 more words

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IUD's Are Growing in Popularity and With Good Reason

 The long-lasting and reversibly form of birth control, called an IUD (intrauterine device), is gaining in popularity for many reasons.  In fact according to Guttmacher Institute, as of 2013 nearly 12% of women using contraceptives were using IUD’s.  215 more words

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NuvaRing - Another Easy Way For Birth Control

    NuvaRing is hormonal contraceptive vagina ring have ethinyl estradiol and etonogestrel. These both are female hormones that prevent the release of an egg from an ovary. 273 more words

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Letter to the Editor of New Horizons re. Birth Control

The text below (with very minor corrections) was originally submitted to Tom Tyson, editor of New Horizons magazine in the late 1990s, during an ongoing debate about the legitimacy of birth control use for Christians. 2,062 more words

What Your Organ Transplant Means for Your Fertility

For women undergoing an organ transplant, you’ve got a lot on your mind and birth control probably isn’t high on your list.

I recently did a study with Drs. 571 more words

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