Laminaria Cervical Dilator
What is Laminaria, How is It Used in Abortion, and Are There Risks ?

What it is Laminaria? Laminaria is a kind of seaweed that can be sterilized, rolled and dried to create a thin stick or “tent” that can be inserted into the cervix to force dilation. There is a synthetic version of currently available in the United States called Dilapan-STM Also known as osmotic dilators, both are […]

Add Brain Cancer to List of Risks Associated with “The Pill”

A recent study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (BJCP) aimed to prove that “oral contraceptive use influences the risks for certain cancers.” Results concluded that long-term use may increase the risk of gliomas, tumors that occur in the brain and spinal cord. This comes as a surprise to many, since estrogen and […]

How Safe Is the Abortion Pill?

The “abortion pill” is really a misnomer. In actuality, a medical abortion is a combination of two pills: mifepristone and misoprostol. Each drug carries its own risks and side effects. According to the FDA, serious adverse events occurred in women who used mifepristone for medical abortion, including infection, blood loss requiring transfusion, ectopic pregnancies, hospitalization, and […]

The Truth About Oral Contraceptives

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: […]