Excessive Menstrual Bleeding: Causes and Treatments

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Most women of childbearing age experience bleeding every month as a part of their normal monthly menstrual cycle.  However, when that bleeding is excessive or prolonged, it is termed “Menorrhagia.”  With Menorrhagia, the bleeding is usually prolonged and makes it difficult to perform normal daily activities. In some cases of heavy menstrual bleeding, the cause … Read More

The Top Five Reasons to Consider An IUD

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If you are currently looking for a method of contraception and have not considered an IUD (Intrauterine Device), you may want reconsider this highly effective form of birth control.  Here are five reasons why: 1.  Effectiveness – IUDs have been proven to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy as compared to birth control pills which … Read More

Study Reveals Women’s Misperceptions About IUDs

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An IUD (intrauterine device) is a plastic or copper-and-plastic device that is inserted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy.  An IUD is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy and can remain in the uterus as birth control for up to five or ten years depending on the brand.  Paragard® and Mirena® are two of the most … Read More

2010 Healthcare Reform Law and Women’s Health

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Part of the 2010 healthcare reform law took affect on Wednesday, August 1st and requires that policies provided by private health insurance companies pay for a list of women’s health preventative services.  These services include birth control pills, Pap smears and mammograms.  The new policy also gives women the right to free breast-feeding support, supplies … Read More

Non-Surgical Permanent Contraception

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Are you looking for a permanent means of contraception but do not want to have surgery?  In the past, permanent contraception required surgery; either a tubal ligation for a woman, or a vasectomy for a man.  Today, there are great, non-surgical options for permanent birth control including Essure® permanent contraception/sterilization.  Essure® is a patented, permanent … Read More