From the Head to the Heart: Is the short-term fix worth the long-term problem?

Hormonal contraception is one of the most widely prescribed drugs for women but concurrently exposes them to the risks of depression, stroke, blood clots, heart attacks, breast cancer, cervical cancer, liver cancer, infertility, sexual malaise, discomfort, and the demineralization of bones. The World Health Organization classifies oral hormonal contraceptives as a Group 1 carcinogen along […]

A Painful Pill to Swallow : Is the short-term gain of using oral contraception worth the long-term costs?

A normal, pill-free ovulation cycle involves a chain reaction of four hormones: progesterone, estrogen, luteinizing hormone (LH) or follicle stimulatinghormone (FSH) to prepare the body for possible pregnancy and equips the body to maintain the pregnancy. The ovaries grow eggs, the uterine lining thickens, and the body undergoes ovulation, or the releasing of the egg […]

The Morning Aftermath : Is it possible to take the morning after pill and still have an unplanned pregnancy?

Emergency contraception pills like Plan B contain a synthetic hormone called progestin. They prevent pregnancy by delaying the release of the egg from the ovary to prevent fertilization.   According to Dr. Michelle Metz, general obgyn, emergency contraception can make your next period come late or early, and generally, it will be much heavier, and […]

STDs Go Beyond Infections

Is treatment of an STD the end of the infection?   According to the World Health Organization, STDs not only have short-term consequences of infection, but can pose serious threats long-term to a woman’s reproductive health including infertility, cervical cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, and possible mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy and childbirth. Furthermore, an STI predispose […]

Medical Abortion and Telemedicine

What is a medical abortion? ‍ The medical abortion pill is typically administered to women who are 10 weeks along or less. The pill is a two step process involving two different types of drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. Together the two drugs force the body to abort the fetus. The whole process could take up […]

I Have An Unplanned Pregnancy: What Do I Do Next?

The Ultrasound Answers the Question Ultrasounds are one of the most integral parts of the decision-making process when it comes to an unplanned pregnancy. If you are uncertain about which choice to make regarding your unplanned pregnancy, were recommend you have a free limited ultrasound to answer questions about your potential pregnancy.   What is […]

Two Are Better Than One: The Essential Role of A Father

Pregnant women experience a variety of emotions and life changes. Pregnancy, especially unplanned pregnancy, may leave a woman feeling shocked, panicked, overwhelmed, scared and alone. Although these feelings are intense, the father of the baby, specifically first time dads or dads of an unplanned pregnancy, have their own feelings and concerns to deal with too. […]

Free Ultrasounds: Wise on the Wallet

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy and financial hardship?   There is an instance where freedom is free and actions speak louder than words. Providing an ultrasound at no cost serves as love in action for many women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. This affords women the opportunity to have an advocate help her […]

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