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

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

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

Is Hormone Therapy Right for You?

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If you are a woman over the age of forty and are experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, moodiness and lack of libido, you may be in Perimenopause or Menopause.  Perimenopause is the stage of a woman’s reproductive life when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less Estrogen.  This stage begins for most women in their … Read More

HPV Vaccines and the Recurrence of HPV-Related Disease

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HPV (Human Papillamovirus) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States affecting approximately 20 million people according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.  There are over forty types of HPV affecting the genital areas of both males and females.  HPV can lead to genital warts as well as many types … Read More

Weight Gain in Women over 40

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Many women age forty or older struggle to maintain a healthy weight.  Everyday, doctors in the United States hear women over forty complain that although they have not changed their eating habits, they have started putting on weight.  Many times, it is blamed on hormones or thyroid issues, but, the truth is, it is harder … Read More

Cycling and Women’s Sexual Health

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Spending time on a bicycle seat has been linked to erectile dysfunction in men.  A new study conducted by researchers at Yale shows that it may also be a hazard to women’s sexual health. Bike seats are designed in such a way that a person’s body weight typically rests on the nose of the seat.  … Read More

What is Hydrothermal Ablation?

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Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA) is a Gynecologic procedure created to destroy the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus.  It is used to treat patients with excessive uterine bleeding. In most cases, this procedure decreases heavy and irregular bleeding. In some cases, it can stop menstrual bleeding altogether. HTA is a minimally invasive procedure and involves … Read More

Choosing An Obstetrician To Care For You During Your Pregnancy

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If you have recently discovered that you are expecting a baby, this is a very exciting and important time in your life.  It can also be a bit overwhelming.  Many decisions need to be made including choosing the right Obstetrician to care for you during your pregnancy and the delivery of your child.  If you … Read More