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How Hormone Replacement Therapy Has Changed Over the Years

If you’re in menopause or perimenopause, you may remember early studies that linked hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with an increased risk for breast cancer. Not only were those studies flawed, but today’s HRT has evolved. Here’s how.

May 5th, 2022
Five Popular Birth Control Methods to Consider

Choosing birth control is like choosing a partner: You want to match your needs as well as your values. With so many options, though, deciding which type of contraception to use may feel overwhelming. Here are some popular choices.

Mar 13th, 2022
How Are STIs and STDs Different?

In this world of ubiquitous acronyms, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of what means what. If your doctor tells you that you have an STI, does that mean you have an STD? Or, are they somehow different?

Feb 13th, 2022
Recovering From a C-Section: What to Expect

Almost one-third of childbirths in the United States are through cesarean section (aka C-section). Although C-sections are safe for both mother and child, it’s still major surgery. You need to give yourself time and space to recover and heal.

Jan 11th, 2022
How Often Do I Need Pap Smears?

More than 4,000 women die each year in the United States from cervical cancer. A simple test detects cervical cancer in its earliest stages, when doctors can cure it. That test is called a Pap smear. Here’s when you should get it.

Dec 13th, 2021
Which Women Should Be Tested for STDs and How Often?

If you’re sexually active, STD testing should be part of your self-care routine. But how often do you need to be tested? And if you’re in a long-term, monogamous relationship, is STD testing even necessary? Find the answers here.

Nov 9th, 2021
What You Need to Know About Prenatal Care

You can hardly wait until your baby’s in your arms so you can bestow the loving care they need to thrive. But your little one actually needs your care even before birth. Prenatal care gives your baby a head start toward a healthy life.

Sep 14th, 2021
Is a Birth Control Implant Right for You?

Birth control implants are a safe and effective way to drastically reduce your risk of pregnancy, and there’s much to understand about them. Here’s what you need to know.

Jul 20th, 2021
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