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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.

When Should I See a Gynecologist?

A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in women’s health. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that a girl has her first gynecologist visit between the ages of 13 and 15 years old.

It is normal to feel nervous before your first visit. You can talk about it with a parent or someone else you trust. You can also share with your doctor that you’re nervous at the beginning of the appointment.

Types of Birth Control Pills, Part Two

Yesterday we took a look at the question “what are the different types of birth control pills?” by discussing combination birth control pills. Today in Part Two of our article we will progestin only pills or “mini pills.” Continue reading for more information on the differences between these contraceptive options.

Types of Birth Control Pills, Part One

It’s important for any sexually active woman who does not want to become pregnant to know about birth control options and their effectiveness. One frequently used method of birth control is the birth control pill. Did you know there are different types of birth control pills? We hope the information in this article will be helpful for you if you are considering or currently using an oral contraceptive.

Pregnant From Pulling Out

The withdrawal, or “pull out,” method is one of the oldest forms of birth control. Is it possible to still become pregnant while “pulling out?” We’ll discuss that information in blog today as we look at the effectiveness of the withdrawal method.