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

Minimally Invasive Management Options for Fibroids

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Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the muscular layers of the uterus.  They are a common occurrence among women of childbearing age.  In some cases, uterine fibroids do not cause symptoms and will go away on their own.  However, in other cases, they can cause symptoms such as pain, excessive menstrual bleeding and infertility. Fortunately, … Read More

Yoga For the Treatment of Female Urinary Incontinence?

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An estimated 17 million women in the United States are currently dealing with Female Urinary Incontinence. Urinary Incontinence is a medical term used to describe a condition of not being able to control the flow of urine from your body. Symptoms may include leakage of urine when sneezing, coughing, laughing, exercising or lifting heavy objects. … Read More

Are Uterine Fibroids Causing Your Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

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If you experience heavy menstrual bleeding every month and have abdominal pain, it may be due to uterine fibroids.  Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus.  In some cases, uterine fibroids do not cause any symptoms at all and eventually go away on their own.  In other cases, they … Read More

Understanding Herpes

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Genital Herpes is a common and highly contagious infection that is usually spread through sexual contact, including intercourse, oral and anal sex. However, this particular STD is often misunderstood.  The infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) or the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1).  In most cases, it is caused by HSV-2. … Read More

What Should I Expect From Menopause?

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If you are a women and are in your late forties or early fifties, you may be wondering what to expect from the next phase in your life:  Menopause.  You have survived puberty, made it through the hormonally-charged teenage years, muddled through countless menstrual cycles and handled multiple pregnancies….so what is next?  While Menopause can … Read More

Should I Get Tested for STDs?

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Are you wondering if you should get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?  It is an important question as more than 1/2 of all Americans get a sexually transmitted disease or infection at some time in their lives.  Many times, STDs do not cause symptoms and many people never know they have one.  This makes … Read More

Yeast Infections: Causes and Treatments

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A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina that is caused by the overgrowth of a certain type of fungus, Candida albicans.  A vaginal yeast infection is a common occurrence as 75% of women will experience at least one during their lifetime. In fact, almost half of all women experience two or more … Read More

Surgical Treatment for Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a condition characterized by the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) outside the uterus. It is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain in women and can also cause other symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility. If you have pelvic pain, heavy bleeding or other symptoms, it is important to … Read More

Three Women’s Health Resolutions for a Happier, Healthier New Year

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It is December and that means snow, lights, trees, parties, presents and holiday cheer.  It also means that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.  Have you started making your 2014 New Year’s resolutions yet?  Perhaps you should.  There are three important women’s health resolutions you can make this year that will provide for … Read More