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What Happens When You Stop Birth Control?

You might stop taking birth control pills for one or more of several reasons: You want to get pregnant You’re starting menopause You’ve decided to practice a different form of contraception Your reasons are related sometimes to your health, and other times to your lifestyle. If you’ve decided to stop birth control, here’s what you

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Five Important Benefits of Attending Your Annual Well Woman Exam

Attending an annual well woman exam is an essential part of your to-do list, but some women choose to skip their yearly appointment, believing that without symptoms, questions or concerns, there is no need to see their gynecologist. This is a misconception and demonstrates a misunderstanding of the purpose that annual well woman exams serve.

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Human Error and Birth Control: What Are My Options?

When faced with the decision on which type of contraception is best for them, women are often asked to consider their lifestyle and family planning goals. A form of contraception that suits one patient well may not suit another, which is why it’s so important to be honest with your PGOMG provider about your expectations.

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Are My Birth Control Symptoms Normal?

For some women, even though they enjoy the benefits of birth control, they may also experience some unexpected side effects. These side effects can range in intensity from one women to another, and they don’t always have enough of an impact to warrant changing your form of birth control. Some common side effects of birth

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Should I Consider Long-term Contraception?

Long-term contraception refers to a contraceptive method that provides protection against pregnancy for an extended period of time. Unlike the birth control pill, which needs to be taken at the same time every day, or a condom, which needs to be used properly during every sexual encounter, long-term contraception is designed to last for years,

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The Top Five Questions Women Need to Ask Their Gynecologist, But Don’t

Rest assured, you gynecologist is fully prepared to answer your questions, no matter how strange or personal you may think they are. Sometimes, women simply forget to ask the question that’s been on their mind for however long before their appointment. In other cases, women are reluctant to ask certain questions because they are embarrassed

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Who’s Responsible for Contraception and STD Prevention?

As a woman, safe, responsible sexual activity starts with taking control of STD and pregnancy prevention. Honest discussions about sexual responsibility are incredibly important, but relying on a new or ongoing partner to be in charge of contraception and protection may mean putting yourself at risk. When it comes to sex and relationships, the instinct

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How to Switch Your Birth Control

Are you considering switching current method of contraception? Your choice of birth control is a personal decision and one that the providers at PGOMG respect. We work with patients to determine which form of contraception best fits their lifestyle and family planning goals, and we understand that your preference or needs can change over time.

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The Top Five Excuses Women Use to Avoid the Gynecologist

At PGOMG, we hear many reasons why women delay scheduling their annual well-woman exams. Screenings conducted at an annual well-woman exam are the first step in preventative care, allowing providers a chance to effectively catch a potential health concern before it escalates into a serious or chronic problem. Despite these benefits, the well-woman exam is

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The Top 10 Birth Control FAQs

The term “birth control” most often refers to the birth control pill, but it is also a broad reference to all contraception, which includes options such as the Mirena IUD or Nexplanon. PGOMG offers women a range of contraceptive options, and each one may have its own impact on the woman who takes it. Whichever

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