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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 […]

Apotex Corp. Birth Control Recall – What You Need To Know

We have gotten some questions about a recall for birth control – we’re here to clear things up! Apotex Corp. is recalling birth control pills because of a possible packaging error that could result in an unintended pregnancy. Great news – for Pandia Health customers you do not need to worry. We do not carry […]

Explaining Periods To Men: A Complete Guide On How To Make Even Cavemen Understand

Menstruation. Period. Tampons. Sanitary pads. Vagina bleeding – just a list of words that when mentioned are guaranteed to make men shift uncomfortably in their seats.   Despite the increasing societal pressure to eliminate the stigma associated with the concept of menstruation, many men are still uncomfortable discussing the subject in homes and relationships. Here […]

Birth Control in Pop Culture: From Incredibly Accurate to Totally Wrong

Periods and related experiences such as birth control are essential occurrences in any society being experienced by half of the world’s population. Birth control can serve a variety of purposes such as preventing pregnancy, dealing with certain conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or even just helping you skip a period. Still, in a survey […]

The Benefit of Skipping Periods as an Athlete

Get Started  The bleachers are full of people ready to support their favorite team. You have been preparing for this competition for over a year now and you can confidently say you are ready. Your stomach has been feeling queasy but you have chalked it up to competition anxiety.   Stretching and warming up, you […]

Putting an End to Tampon Shaming

Where periods are concerned, women are often taught from a young age to be as discreet as possible. Interestingly, other bodily functions such as coughing or sneezing come with no stigma than a customary “bless you”. But it only takes a mention of ‘periods’ or ‘menstruation’ to get people looking at the ceiling or shifting […]

Best Period Stocking Stuffers

Hanging up giant stockings filled with whimsical but practical gifts by the fireplace is one of the best traditions of Christmas. Stockings are right up there with Christmas trees, Santa Claus and mistletoes. Guaranteed to have anyone smiling – with the right combination of practical and classic, a thoughtful stocking stuffer is a perfect way […]

The Gift of Birth Control: Giving Back Over the Holidays

There is something special about a season where everyone is ready to spread a little more cheer and be a little nicer… Spending time with family and friends, unboxing gifts and enjoying delicious meals are some of the essential features of every holiday season. But the holiday can be much more than just a passing […]