Hormonal Vs non hormonal birth control

Hormonal VS Non Hormonal Birth Control

Using birth control isn’t only about preventing pregnancy. Birth control is a critical tool for women’s health care and sexually transmitted disease (STD) control. Luckily, there are so many forms of birth control to choose from, which sometimes can feel overwhelming when trying to find the right one for you. That’s why we’ve done the […]

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Guide for providers: birth control pill side effects

Managing birth control pill side effects. A guide for providers.

A guide for providers The following are a few charts that are helpful for managing birth control pill side effects. These are intended for providers (e.g. doctors, NPs, PAs, Pharmacists) that write birth control prescriptions. But the information can also be useful to anyone who is having side effects with birth control and they can […]

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Birth Control and Mood Swings

does birth control make you moody

Many women already experience mood swings before and/or during their period, but do these persist even when you skip your period while taking birth control? In an effort to answer this question and satisfy our curiosity, Pandia Health’s wonderful CEO & co-founder, Dr. Sophia Yen has provided some expert insight on the topic.  Q: How […]

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How to Prepare if Roe v Wade is Overturned by the Supreme Court

What is Roe v Wade? Roe v Wade is a decision of the supreme court justices that protects the right of a woman to end her pregnancy through legal abortion. The 1973 result was seen as revolutionary because, for the first time nationally, federal courts supported a woman’s liberty to choose a safe, legal abortion […]

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oral antibiotics for acne: what you need to know

Oral Antibiotics for Acne: What You Need to Know

If you’ve ever experienced acne, your first thought was probably how to get rid of it — fast. Maybe you’ve tried over-the-counter acne washes, treatments, and creams; but if you’ve never seen a doctor about it, you might not have considered getting prescribed oral antibiotics for chest, back, and/or really severe acne.  What is an […]

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how to treat fungal acne

how to treat fungal acne on your face

Noticing more facial blemishes than usual? Or little bumps on your face and body that just won’t go away? You might have fallen prey to a particular type of skin condition – fungal acne. While this may sound intimidating, it is both normal and treatable.  What is fungal acne? Fungal acne is not really acne […]

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Will my acne go away

When Does Acne Stop? A Guide for Teens and Young Adults

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team If you’re in your late teens or early twenties, you may be looking forward to that magical moment when your acne suddenly vanishes. But… when is that moment? When does acne stop showing up to the party uninvited? The hormone fluctuations that you […]

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How does Emergency contraception work and which one is best for me

How Does Emergency Contraception Work & Which One is Best For Me?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team Most heterosexual people with uteri between the ages of 15 and 44 are at risk of unintended pregnancy. Because the average childbearing person only has 2 children in their lifetime, she will have to spend almost 30 years of her life […]

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woman sitting on couch smiling as baby breastfeeds on her lap

Breastfeeding and Birth Control

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team Is it Safe to Use Birth Control While Breastfeeding? TLDR: Yes, it is safe to use birth control while breastfeeding. But, if it contains estrogen , it may reduce your milk supply. Getting pregnant soon after giving birth can be emotionally […]

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Family planning: when to stop birth control

Natural Family Planning

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team 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, […]

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