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Avenue Women’s Center Blog

Real people writing about real problems.

Being Honest with Your Doctor about Your Sex Life

Do you cringe at just the thought of going to the gynecologist? Seeing a doctor can be stressful experience for many women—especially if you think you might be pregnant or suspect that you might have a sexual health issue. Anxiety, embarrassment, and even feelings of shame can prevent women from seeking the health care they need. Many women resist talking about their concerns openly with their doctors fearing judgment or imagining the worst possible outcome.

“Does the Abortion Pill Hurt?”

“Will it hurt?” If you find yourself considering the abortion pill, pain is likely one of the many concerns you might have. The answer isn’t quite a simple yes, it will, or no, it won’t. Every woman’s body responds to the abortion pill differently, and no one can predict exactly how you’re going to feel after taking the doses. But there are some common side effects of the abortion pill that you could possibly experience, and it’s important to learn how it could potentially affect you after taking it.

“Why Is It Important to Know If My Pregnancy Is Viable?”

A positive pregnancy test can be stressful if you weren’t planning on becoming pregnant. Many women immediately begin to think about their pregnancy options. But before you make a pregnancy decision, it’s important to first understand if your pregnancy is viable. What exactly is a viable pregnancy? And why is it important to know if your pregnancy is viable?

Making a Present Choice with a Future Impact

How do our choices shape the outcome of our lives? Does what I decide now as a young adult or teenager impact how my life will turn out 20 years from now? Perhaps when it comes to an unexpected pregnancy, it does.

Abort a Pregnancy: Making Wise Decisions

My personal experience deciding whether to abort a pregnancy occurred 26 years ago. It feels impossible that it’s been so long. The memories of my story come in quick snippets…. Jumping up and down, wishing for a miscarriage. Telling my partner that I was considering adoption (I wasn’t) just to hear what he’d say. Going to the yellow pages book (I told you it was a long time ago!) to explore the abortion providers in my area.