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Avenue Women’s Center Blog

Real people writing about real problems.

STDs 101

What are they? Who gets them? Can they be cured?

Pressure from Parents

Pressure from parents is not just a teen problem. Families are in each other’s business—that’s the way it is. So, when I ask people what their parents are going to think about the pregnancy, the rarest answer is “they won’t care; they let me do my own thing.” Parents always have opinions, even if their kids are out of school, living on their own, or married, etc.

Early Pregnancy Tips

One of the first things a woman wonders when she learns that she is pregnant is what should I do next?

Whose Choice Is It?

In a recent episode of Private Practice, a 15-year-old girl is pregnant and tells her parents. Her mom declares that the girl must abort, and when her dad is asked his opinion, he says, “I’m just a guy, I don’t have a choice.” The episode revealed the confusion families face about who should make such an important choice.

Physical Recovery After an Abortion

Physical Recovery After an Abortion

After a surgical or chemical abortion there are some basic things you can do to help in your recovery. You may feel physically fine after your procedure but you will need to take safety measures to ensure that you do not experience complications.