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What side effects to expect from your hormonal contraception?

Hormonal contraceptives are medicines (with hormones in it)that decrease your risk of getting pregnant.  This can be in the many forms: a pill, a patch, a ring inside the vagina, implants under the skin, or an intrauterine device. Most women … Continue reading

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IUDs

I was asked by a patient recently to discuss IUDs.  There are two kinds of intrauterine devices on the market.  One is hormonal, one is not. The hormonal IUD, a progesterone-secreting device, is called the Mirena.  It works for 5 years.  One … Continue reading

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New mothers choose “tied tubes” over IUDs: study – chicagotribune.com

Are you pregnant?  or done having children? This is a timely and thoughtful article.  It compares “tube tying” to intrauterine devices.  Read on…  New mothers choose “tied tubes” over IUDs: study – chicagotribune.com.

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Vaginal bleeding. . . not routine dinner conversation. . .

I am asked routinely how to help decrease vaginal bleeding.   Every woman bleeds a different amount.  It is only concerning when it becomes a social problem or when the amount changes significantly.    When a teen starts to have a … Continue reading

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