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Monthly Archives: April 2015

How Do I Prepare for a Pregnancy?

Have you decided to try for a pregnancy? Many women who decide it is the right time to get pregnant do not realize there are steps you should take in order to prepare for a pregnancy – aside from ending birth control. It is important to visit with your PGOMG provider and let him or

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Gardasil Myths & Facts Parents Need to Know

The Gardasil vaccine protects against the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. – so why are so many people resisting it? Gardasil is a vaccine that immunizes women as well as men against human papilloma virus (HPV). The vaccine is recommended for ages 16-18 but can be given as early as age 11

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Should I Be Tested for the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genes?

At PGOMG, we offer genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA 2 genes. Genetic testing for the breast and ovarian cancer genes has been in the headlines as of late, with celebrities such as Angelina Jolie speaking out about genetic testing and her decision to seek preventive surgeries in order to reduce her cancer risk.

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April is STD Awareness Month: How to Get Tested

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are an area of personal healthcare many people avoid thinking about or discussing, and procrastinate when it comes to testing. Many women, as well as men, are reluctant to seek proper STD testing over the course of their lives, even in cases when risk of STD exposure is clearly possible or

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