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What Is Natural Family Planning or Fertility Awareness Method?

The average American woman only wants to have two children in her lifetime. Children are a significant time, money, and emotional investment. Despite the massive strides women have made to obtain equality, they still provide the majority of childcare. Also, only women can get pregnant, give birth, and nurse an infant. To have a baby, […]

What You Need to Know About Birth Control and Pregnancy

The average woman in the U.S. wants to have two children. To accomplish this goal, she spends only about 3 years of her life: pregnant, in the postpartum period, or attempting to conceive. However that the average woman will spend almost 30 years of her life trying to avoid pregnancy, and that’s if she even […]

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

By Uma Lerner, MD www.umalernermd.com Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is distressing for up to 20% of women of reproductive age. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is more severe than PMS and affects 5-10% of women during their reproductive years. The term “PMDD” is reserved for cases meeting strictly defined criteria, mostly psychiatric, that lead to periodic interference […]