What Happens During a PAP Smear

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 […]

Birth Control After A Baby

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. If you’re holding off and wish to have another child in the future, these […]

Campus Safety 101

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 […]

Ready to start your new semester?

Fall 2016 is about to start. Is your body ready? For some of you, this is your first semester in college or your first year of grad school. For others of you, it’s another semester and another year. For the rest of us, it’s just another day at work. Whichever category you fall into, here’s […]

Did you know that you can skip your periods???

Here’s how: Just skip the sugar pills or ring- free week and you can literally skip your periods. For Ring users, just change your ring every 4 wks or every month. There’s actually 35 days worth of medicine in the ring and there are only 31 days max to every month. So you’re covered! The […]

Birth Control Pill, Patch, or Ring – which one should I use?

So you want to know which birth control is right for you. Thanks to medical advancements, you now have multiple choices for birth control. You might or might not be sexually active, you might want to use birth control to help you with your acne, or if you’re like me, you started birth control to regulate […]

5 Things You Should Know About Birth Control

Birth control will not make you fat. Somehow through all the grapevine that is social media, we all have heard that getting on birth control makes you fat. However, in a study by American Academy of Family Physicians concludes that there is insufficient evidence to support the common belief that use of combination oral contraceptives and patches is […]