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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

Get birth control for your 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 […]

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 […]

Transitioning From College to Real Life: 4 Ways for a Healthier You

Congratulations! You just graduated! Now what? Transitioning from college to the real life can be overwhelming. This new chapter in your life is a time when you may be making big life changes. Maybe you’re starting a new job. Or moving to a new city. Or maybe you’re even getting married. The transition from college […]

The Birth Control Pill Revolution

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. The Benefits to Society Economic Freedom and Power Researchers at Harvard and the University of Michigan have largely credited the Pill for advancing women’s economic freedom. The […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM) and we wanted to bring your attention to a few resources which highlight this issue. Believe and support survivors – Thank them for sharing their stories. Respond to victim-blaming, rape jokes, or other problematic comments: “Sexual assault is never the survivor’s fault.” Refocus accountability on the individual(s) who […]