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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

People with uteri, it’s time to get your birth control under control. The United States Supreme Court will look at Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which could lead to the newly expanded conservative majority overturning Roe v Wade by next year. If that happens, it means that people with uteri may not be able […]

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What are Acne Oral Antibiotics?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Mary Francis Garcia   Acne is something that many individuals experience at some point throughout their life. Nonetheless, it’s unpleasant to have. Sometimes, washing your face just doesn’t cut it- you still have severe acne. What’s up with that? So you go to your dermatologist and […]

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how to treat fungal acne

how to treat fungal acne on 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 (pityrosporum (malassezia) folliculitis) appears […]

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Will my acne go away

how long does it take for acne to go away?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team TLDR: depends but usually for a new acne lesion to be gone it could be 1-2 weeks. What is acne?  Acne is a skin condition that occurs when follicles in the skin become clogged with oil (sebum), dead skin cells, and sometimes bacterial. […]

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What is emergency contraception and how does it work

What is Emergency Contraception and How Does it Work?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team 70% of people with uteri between the ages of 15 and 44 are at risk of unintended pregnancy. Because the average childbearing person only has two children in their life, 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. However, depending on which method, it may decrease your milk supply. Getting pregnant soon after giving birth can be incredibly difficult […]

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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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pregnant woman laying on a bed

Birth Control And Pregnancy

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

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pregnant woman with ultrasound of baby

Family Planning: When to Stop Birth Control

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on January 21, 2021 Family planning is often thought of as the time in which a woman determines she is ready to have children. While this alone may seem simple, there are several components to consider, and they  begin the […]

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