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Understanding the Surgical Techniques Used to Address PCOS

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Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, Natural Procreative Technology, NaPro Technology, NaPro Technology surgeons, NaPro Technology doctors, Ovarian Wedge Resection, Ovarian Drilling, treating PCOS, addressing PCOS, treating polycystic ovarian syndrome, addressing polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a notoriously difficult disorder to treat. For women who require surgical treatment for the disorder, Natural Procreative (NaPro) Technology surgeons may employ one of two techniques in particular: Ovarian Wedge Resection (OWR) and Ovarian Drilling (OD).  While it is estimated that as many as 12% of women of reproductive age […]

New Book Explores How Hormonal Birth Control Affects Women’s Brains

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In a new book titled How the Pill Changes Everything: Your Brain on Birth Control, Dr. Sarah E. Hill sheds light on current research on the woman’s brain and the many ways the Pill impacts it. In a recent interview for The Guardian, Dr. Hill discusses the book and the science and research backing her […]

The Use of Progesterone Supplements in Treating Postpartum Depression

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The birth of a baby can be one of the most emotionally and hormonally turbulent events in a woman’s life. Pain, fear, joy, and ecstasy come in rapid succession, joined by interrupted sleep and dramatic hormonal shifts. Often euphemistically dubbed the “baby blues,” it is no laughing matter for a great number of women. For […]

The New York Times just Published a Fertility Awareness-Positive Article

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

Fertility Awareness-Based Methods, also known as modern methods of natural family planning (NFP), are often discredited or misrepresented in the media (or, more likely, ignored completely). So it was welcome news recently when the New York Times Parenting Blog published a personal essay that discussed fertility awareness methods in a positive and humorous way. In […]

‘Romper’ Article Recommends Birth Control Through Menopause, Fails to Mention FABM

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

“Like most people with uteruses, I’ve spent the majority of my adult life taking birth control to prevent pregnancy.” So begins Steph Montgomery’s recent article on the Bustle-affiliate mommy website Romper, “What Age Should You Stop Taking Birth Control? An Expert Explains.” The article addresses how menopause and various health problems should weigh into your […]

Let’s Talk Menstrual Cups

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

As more women look for sustainable and environmentally friendly options for healthcare and wellness, menstrual cups are coming to the fore as an alternative to disposable tampons and sanitary napkins. Though they’ve been around since the 1930s, the first manufactured menstrual cups for the United States appeared in 1987. Menstrual cups are typically made of […]

A Recent Essay on ‘The Cut’ Dares to Address Why Many Women are Rejecting the Pill

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This past week, The Cut, a website run by New York Magazine, published a personal essay by Anna Silman, titled, “Every Girl I Knew Was On It: Why some women are questioning hormonal birth control.” The author reflects on her own decision to abandon the Pill as she also explores why so many young women are […]

Under New Bill, Wisconsin Pharmacists Could Prescribe Hormonal Birth Control

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

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According to an article published by Wisconsin Public Radio, Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin are introducing a new bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills and patches. As of now, only doctors can prescribe birth control under Wisconsin state law. Under this proposed law, all that would be required of patients would be […]

Study Suggests that Giving Progesterone to Women May Improve Chances of Having a Baby

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The BBC recently reported on a research study which suggested that by giving the hormone progesterone to women who have miscarried or who are experiencing bleeding early on in their pregnancy, may improve their chances of having a baby. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Birmingham and published in the New England […]

Study Links Hormonal Birth Control to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

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A recent article in Longevity, asks, “Breast Cancer: Are The Risks Linked To Birth Control Devices?” While Longevity article describes birth control as a blessing of modern medicine for women today, shortly after it states a sobering fact: “However, this blessing may increase the risk of breast cancer.” This blessing can easily be reframed as […]