Category Archives: contraception

Interesting political/medical turn of events.

Birth control pills and breast pumps without copays?  New rules start January 1, 2013.  Read on. . . Insurers must cover birth control with no copays – Yahoo! News. Advertisements

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Blood clots, a villainous term

Blood clots  in the large deep veins can be deadly.  Avoid triggers and watch for symptoms  to decrease your chance of getting them.  Here are some tips. . . Suspicious symptoms for venous thromboembolism  (VTE) are swelling in the leg with pain … Continue reading

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Teens birthing babies tumbles to a record low.

This is something to celebrate!  As a mother, I know that once you have a child your life (and your life’s pathway) are forever altered.  And, you are forever tied to their father (hi, honey!).   My teen patients and I … Continue reading

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Does taking hormones make you feel “hormonal?”

Imagine that taking hormones is like a cavemen getting clubbed over the head. . . . the hormones have to take over the body’s hormone system.  Here are some side effects to expect. . .and a hint of how long to … Continue reading

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Reasons to be taking hormonal contraception. . . .other than contraception.

I had a patient today who has menstrual migraines. . . and has had her tubes tied. We discussed starting her on hormonal contraception for noncontraceptives reasons. I reviewed the ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) 2010 bulletin on noncontraceptive … Continue reading

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