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Contraception and Family Planning

Today more than ever, women have a wide variety of non-surgical contraceptive options for preventing pregnancy. Research tells us that the most effective methods in preventing pregnancy are long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), which includes 5 types of intra uterine devices (IUDs) and the contraceptive implant (Nexplanon). Benefits of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) LARCs are better […]

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Fertility Awareness

Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to achieve a pregnancy after a considerable amount of time. The amount of time is usually one year for females under the age of 35 or six months for a female over the age of 35 with regular unprotected sexual relations. Infertility also includes a woman […]

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The Importance of Health Screenings for Women

Wellness visits provide healthcare providers the opportunity to counsel women on the recommended screenings, physical examinations and vaccinations based on age and risk factors. Topics of conversation at these visits vary, but vital signs (including height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate) and an appropriate physical examination are usually performed. Ages 13-18 Most pediatricians see […]

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Pelvic Floor Symptoms After Childbirth

Although there are many books and information on what to expect while you are pregnant, there is considerably less information on what to expect after childbirth. Many women recognize that their bodies will change but the degree of pelvic floor disruption is commonly underestimated. Beyond stretch marks… During pregnancy, there is a substantial increase in […]

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Myths Surrounding Miscarriage

Miscarriage, though very common, can be quite challenging and often devastating to expectant mothers. Below, we provide answers to common questions related to miscarriage as well as information to dispel any myths. Causes & Predictors for Miscarriage The incidence for miscarriage is approximately 8 to 20 percent in early pregnancies (less than 20 weeks). Risk […]

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