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Insights in reproductive health research and practice from CompassCare's medical team.

The Suggested Advantage of IUDs: Have the Risks Changed or Just Our Perception?

Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. In an attempt to “curb teen pregnancy,”[i] Golisano Children’s Hospital recently launched a campaign to promote the benefits of IUDs (intrauterine devices) over other forms of birth control. IUDs are T-shaped plastic devices with a string attached, and come in two types: hormonal and copper. Neither of the two […]

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Nearsighted? Birth Control May Escalate Vision Problems

According to the American Society of Health System Pharmacists[1], near-sighted women who begin taking oral contraceptives at or near puberty experience a greater loss in vision due to the estrogen-progestin pill’s potential to significantly change the shape of the cornea. Resulting issues include advanced myopia, astigmatism and Keratoconus. Myopia by nature progresses through adolescence and […]

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Categories: Contraception , Cost , Health
Abortion: Before You Decide
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Before any type of medical procedure, a good doctor will use the following steps: Assessment Diagnosis Discuss Treatment Options Treatment Follow-up We believe that the best decision is an informed decision, one make after you have all the information available to you about your current health and the impacts of all of your options. In […]

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Categories: Abortion , Choice , Options
Can you get a Free Abortion in Rochester?
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All abortions are paid for by someone–either you, your insurance company, or your state’s taxpayers. How much you would be required to pay out of pocket depends on your insurance status. Also, prior to the actual procedure there are other necessary medical services which will cost you something, depending on your provider. CompassCare is a […]

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Categories: Abortion , Abortion Cost , Cost
How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost?
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Abortion pill cost varies by provider.* According to Planned Parenthood, a pill abortion typically costs anywhere between $300 and $800.1 Similarly, the Guttmacher Institute states that in 2009, “the median cost for a medication abortion was $490 and women paid an average of $483.”2 The abortion pill, also known as RU-486 (or mifepristone), is used in […]

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Categories: Abortion , Abortion Cost , Cost