A Rhythmic Approach To Birth Control


Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid it, one approach for tracking your cycle to determine when the greatest possibility of getting pregnant is highest. The way this system works is by using a calendar. Many women use a regular calendar, but there are also many apps available on phones that will … Read More

Infertility Treatment

Infertility is a very personal and sensitive issue that many women throughout the US face. Women of all ages, backgrounds, ethnic groups, and economic status suffer with infertility, making it an issue that is not only common but also regularly dealt with by gynecologists and obstetricians. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we are proud to … Read More

Letting Diaphragms Work for You

When it comes to contraception, diaphragms are among the oldest methods of birth control. A diaphragm is a small, flexible cup that is placed directly in the vagina to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. Diaphragms are made of silicone or latex, and are used in combination with spermicide. The most important thing to remember … Read More

How Weight Affects Infertility


There are often a few factors that can contribute to infertility. For a majority of women, these factors can be addressed and controlled through medication or medical treatment. There is an area, however, which is typically only controlled on a personal level – this being the area of weight. Women who are either overweight or … Read More

Permanent Birth Control

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Choosing whether or not to have children, or to have more children, is a very personal decision and one that should not be made flippantly. Some women who are not 100% positive that they do not want to have children in the future often choose a birth control method that has extended results but that … Read More

Contraception Methods

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Use of contraception is chosen on a very personal basis. Whether you are a single woman with no desires of becoming pregnant in the near future, or you are a seasoned mother of 6 children and you and your husband have decided that six is a good stopping point – whatever the reason behind your … Read More

Intrauterine Device

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An intrauterine device, most commonly referred to as an IUD, is a small contraceptive device made of flexible plastic. It is inserted into the uterus to provide safe and highly effective long-term contraception. An IUD is a good option for women who want an easy method of contraception that is also highly effective and lasts … Read More

Current Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

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Pap tests, also known as “Pap smears”, have been one of the mainstays of women’s health for many decades.  However, with the approval of a new test, that may be changing soon.  Recently, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a genetic test from Roche: the Cobas HPV test.  This new test was approved … Read More

Barrier Methods of Birth Control

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Barrier methods of birth control work by preventing sperm from entering the uterus and fertilizing an egg.  When a spermicide is combined with a barrier method of birth control, it is even more effective.  Unlike other methods of birth control, barrier methods are used only when you have sexual intercourse. So, what are the different barrier methods … Read More

Menstrual Migraines

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According to the National Headache Foundation, women suffer migraines three times more frequently than their male counterparts, and menstrual migraines affect 60% of the women who experience migraine headaches.  A menstrual migraine is a severe headache that occurs before, during or immediately after a woman’s menstrual period, or during ovulation.  It is brought on by … Read More