Five Products That Do More Harm Than Good to Your Vagina

When it comes to women’s nether regions and how to properly care for them, confusion and misinformation often leads the conversation. One of the biggest misconceptions has to do with terminology. There is the vulva and there is the vagina — but which is which? While the latter is often used as a blanket term […]

Don’t Let Your Period Get in the Way of Summer Vacation

Summer is nearing its end, but with the most popular traveling months just around the corner, you might be prepping to go on one last vacation or weekend getaway before the chilly weather sets in. If your period just so happens to land on your vacation time, read below for tips on how to manage […]

How To Rock White On Your Period: A Summer Survival Guide

Summer is here! So whether you live in a sunny oasis like Los Angeles or in the blistering concrete jungle of NYC, you’ll know that wearing breezy fabrics and light colors, especially white, can be your saving grace once the heat waves set in. That said, getting your period can make you feel wary about […]

Five Reasons to Consider Birth Control That Aren’t for Pregnancy Prevention

You probably know that birth control is primarily used to prevent pregnancy, but you might be surprised to learn that it can also provide other benefits that are seldom advertised by the media (and even some gynecologists). Perhaps this is because we live in a heteronormative, patriarchal culture that often sidelines that which does not […]

Unwrapping Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception (EC) is usually an afterthought but at Pandia Health, we want you to treat EC like a fire extinguisher. You want it when your emergency happens, sitting in the corner of your house. You don’t want to have to run to the pharmacy, worry if they have EC in stock, if it’s covered by […]

Female Athletes and How to Skip Periods

During the Winter Olympics, we had a blast watching our country’s best athletes win medals and make major headlines in Pyeongchang. We’re so proud! In thinking about these stellar athletes and their performances, we thought about how athletes have to practice and endure with blood, sweat, tears and more, to get to where they are […]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What Is It and How Do You Treat PCOS

Most conversations about birth control pills usually focus on pregnancy prevention. And while birth control pills do a great job at that, it’s good (and really important) to remember that a large number of women take the pill for reasons that have NOTHING to do with pregnancy. According to a study by the Guttmacher Institute, […]

Birth Control & Your Insurance – What To Do Now

In light of recent events, we want to be a source of information about the ACA: what the contraceptive mandate is, how changes by the Trump administration would negatively impact our society, and what women can do now. Contraceptives should be considered a preventive health service for women. The ACA mandate required employers’ health insurance […]

Graham-Cassidy Repeal: We’ve Dodged Another Bullet. For Now.

Hooray! We’re all breathing a sigh of relief now that the Republicans’ proposed bill got turned down and the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) continued to live for another day. Keep Your Pink Pussyhats On However, we need to stay on top of our representatives because if the last 8 years has taught us anything, attempts at repealing […]

Q&A with Dr. Sophia Yen

Pandia Health Founder and CEO Dr. Sophia Yen answers questions about birth control side effects and potential health issues. These answers are for general informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice from your own physician. Always talk to your doctor or primary care provider before starting or changing treatment. If […]