Long-Acting Contraceptives

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A new study, to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirms that long-acting forms of contraception such as intrauterine devices and implants are more effective than birth control pills and patches in preventing pregnancies.  The study involved 7,500 women in The Contraceptive Choice Project: a project to promote long-acting birth control to … Read More

Flu Vaccine For Pregnant Women

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The flu vaccine has been found to be both safe and effective for use by pregnant women.  In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends the flu vaccine for all pregnant women.  Now it seems there may be even more of a reason to vaccinate pregnant women against the flu.  A recent … Read More

Uterine Fibroids

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Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus.  As many as three out of four women have uterine fibroids at some point in their lives but are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms.  However, in some cases, uterine fibroids can cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual … Read More

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms and Treatments

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a condition where the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman’s pelvic organs weaken causing the pelvic organs slip out of place (prolapse).  There are different types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.  One of the most common types is vaginal prolapse.  This condition usually develops after Menopause, childbirth or a hysterectomy. A diagnosis … Read More

Available Treatments for Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Cramps are a common problem affecting adolescent girls and women all around the world.  The medical term for menstrual cramps or painful menstruation is “Dysmenorrhea.”  Dysmenorrhea can range from mild to severe and in some cases can be so painful that it interferes with normal daily activities such as work, school and sports.  Menstrual … Read More

Tubal Infertility

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There are many different causes of female infertility, one of which is damage to the fallopian tubes.  This condition is sometimes referred to as “tubal infertility.” Your fallopian tubes have the important function of transporting the egg from the ovary to the uterus.  When the fallopian tubes are damaged or blocked, they can prevent sperm from … Read More