Bacterial Vaginosis: Slow the Spread!

Bacterial Vaginosis Incidence   Why is bacterial vaginosis considered to be one of the most prevalent gynecological infections worldwide affecting 29.2% of women ages 14-49, yet roughly 50% of women worldwide and 84% of U.S. women diagnosed with BV report no symptoms? Perhaps, the problem might have become more prevalent because of the lack of conversation in […]

Reproductive Health Makes You Mentally Fit

There is a powerful link between women’s reproductive awareness and mental health. Psychotherapists report that most women aren’t just struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship and career issues. They are also suffering from reproductive cycle-related issues and painful menstruation where they are only given the option for hormonal birth control or to continue to struggle with […]

Your Brain On Birth Control

‍Brain Health and Development   Women’s menstruation plays a vital role in brain health. Naturally occurring hormones and healthy cycles contribute to healthy immune systems, bone health, heart and blood pressure regulation, and our brain health. The brain uses 20% of the body’s energy so healthy reproductive hormone production is necessary to promote positive effects on the […]

Birth Control and Your Health

Hormonal Birth Control Link to Nutrition   Studies since the 1970s have consistently shown that hormonal birth control is linked to nutritional deficiencies such as the essential vitamins C, B2, B6, iron, folate, vitamin E and the minerals magnesium, selenium and zinc. These vitamins and minerals aren’t just essential, deficiency leads to diseases of the […]

True Choices for Birth Control

Through technological advances and fertility tracking apps, more women are becoming empowered to know their own biology, make better decisions about reproductive health and family planning.   Birth Control Choices    In the mainstream medical community, most women are encouraged that the only means to prevent unplanned pregnancy is to use hormonal birth control methods […]

Copper Toxicity and IUDs

Copper IUDS   In mainstream gynecology, the copper IUD is known to be the only hormone-free IUD on the US market. This IUD is inserted through the vagina and placed at the base of the uterus. The copper causes an inflammatory process, then acts as aspermicide making the uterine environment inhospitable to sperm so it can’t […]

Paraguard Plight

Paraguard IUD   More women are moving in the direction of hormone-free birth control. The Paraguard IUD, one of 5 intrauterine devices in the U.S. is the only device that claims to be hormone-free. In addition, it is used as emergency contraception if inserted within 5 days of unprotected sex.   Paraguard IUD – How […]

Your Skin After Birth Control

One of the most common questions that we are asked when a woman comes off birth control is how to manage rebound acne. Women report feeling liberated through taking control of their reproductive health and relieved they don’t have to deal with the short and long-term side effects of birth control, but how do they […]

Can I Trust My Period App?

What is a period app? ‍ A period or fertility app is intended to help a woman learn what a healthy cycle looks like from menstruation, ovulation and post-ovulation phases and get the support she needs if she detects symptoms or imbalances. Unfortunately, there is now an exploding market of thousands of period apps that […]

Your Cycle on Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism Statistics   If a woman is facing irregular cycles, insomnia and fatigue, is it a hormonal balance or undiagnosed hypothyroidism? The answer to this is both. The most recent studies estimate that 20 million Americans have some type of thyroid disorder and 1 in 8 women will likely have a thyroid disorder in her […]

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