When women come to CompassCare because they’re considering abortion, they often share how they thought they couldn’t become pregnant or why they thought they were safe. There are many widely believed myths about sex and pregnancy, which is why we wanted to look at some of the more common misconceptions here.
Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. In an attempt to “curb teen pregnancy,” 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 […]
According to the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, 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 […]
Providers often will not furnish a full range of facts when prescribing Combined Oral Contraceptives (COC), basing the information given on their own professional opinion rather than a well-balanced presentation of the data available. Ultimately, it’s your responsibility to read the fine print. Types of Oral Contraceptives There are two main types of oral contraceptives: […]
Despite the advocacy of condom use to reduce your risk of acquiring an STD, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states, “there’s no absolute guarantee even when you use a condom”. Even the CDC does not embrace the term safe sex, calling it “less risky” sex instead.1 What they also fail to mention is what […]
What’s your contraceptive of choice? Most women select their birth control method based simply on what best fits their lifestyle. However, you might be surprised to learn that they’re not all as safe as you think. In fact, your birth control’s safety and effectiveness depends on more than just the method you choose. The main […]