Pandia Health Founder and CEO Dr. Sophia Yen answers questions about birth control side effects and potential health issues.
To celebrate Independence Day, we wanted to share this poem on how the birth control has given independence and freedom to women.
Congratulations! You just graduated! Now what?
The FDA approved the birth control Pill 57 years ago today. This revolutionized women’s quality of life across the US with its positive impact on society as well as health benefits to women.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM) and we wanted to bring your attention to a few resources which highlight this issue.
Women's rights is an issue that we at Pandia Health take very seriously as our mission is founded on the belief that better access to affordable, convenient and dignified services for reproductive health will make women's lives easier. Our team members proudly marched alongside tens of thousands of women in San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland on January 21. We believe that this march is more than just a reaction to our presidential election, but it was also to stand up for what we believe are human rights: equal pay, civil and LGBTQ rights, and of course reproductive health and affordable health care rights.
For those of you that have never heard of a PAP (Papanicolaou) smear, let me share with you about what goes down... Pap smear = Pap test and a Pap test checks for cervical cancer. Cells are scraped from the opening of the cervix and examined under a microscope to see if there are any abnormal potentially cancerous cells. FYI: the cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens at the top of the vagina (you are welcome to look it up on google if you want to see how it looks like).
Congratulations - if you just had a baby, these are exciting times with many decisions! Are you ready for another one? The World Health Organization suggests that women wait 18 months between children for their and their future child’s maximum health.
September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) and provides a reminder to students going back on campus to build their awareness around how to keep themselves, their friends, and their community safe. It would be too easy to let the headlines around date rape, sexual assault, and over partying at campus events put us in fear and angry silence. Rather, we can better equip ourselves with the knowledge that help is available and with tools such as having emergency contraception on hand. We can also contribute back to the community by helping prevent assault from happening or by providing help for those that need it.