Oral Contraceptive Pills, aka “the pill”, have been around for over 60 years. First approved for use in the United States in 1960, 1.2 million American women were using the pill within the first 2 years of its distribution. Today, the pill is still the most popular method of reversible contraception in the U.S., with 16% of women between ages 15 and 44 taking the pill – that accounts for 30% of all American women! To say that A LOT has changed between its initial approval and today, however, would be an understatement. From the pill dosage, risks and benefits, and reasons we love it – there is much to praise the pill for in its modern form.
Previously written by Erica Stephenson NP in April 2019 So you’ve decided on an intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception – Congratulations! But… now what? You’ve probably heard stories from friends, family members, or coworkers about their various experiences that have you wondering whether or not you made the right choice in contraception. As with most big decisions, especially […]
If you are interested in reliable contraception and are looking for something different than pills, patches, rings, condoms, or shots, you may want to consider a subdermal Implant (Nexplanon).
If you are interested in reliable contraception and are looking for something different than pills, patches, rings, condoms, or shots, you may want to consider an IUD (intrauterine device). IUDs are in the family of contraception called LARC (long acting reversible contraception). LARC are over 20 times more effective than pills, patches, or the ring […]
Dr. B posted a few weeks ago regarding his vasectomy experience, and I’ve heard from several patients that it’s helped give their partners the final push to schedule the procedure. Kudos to Dr. B for this! If your partner doesn’t desire vasectomy (even after reading about the extra hours he may have to watch ESPN), but […]
For those of you who follow my blogs, you know that two kids is “our number” as far as what we desired. We are blessed to have a healthy boy and girl. So after our daughter was born, I started planning for a vasectomy. My wife asked me to just wait until my daughter was […]