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Things to Consider When Switching Birth Control

When it comes to birth control, the options are endless. Contraceptives take many forms, and you may be taking contraceptives for a number of reasons from preventing pregnancy to regulating your cycle. Birth control can be completely tailored to your needs, and those needs may change over time. You may need or want to switch

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Can I Switch to Another Form of Birth Control?

Sometimes it’s out of habit, and sometimes it’s from genuinely not realizing that a change is possible, but many women stick with their current form of birth control even when it’s not working out. Birth control is supposed to make life easier, but this is not always the case. Instead of feeling protected from the

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Three Unexpected Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist

Sometimes we fall into a routine, even with an appointment that occurs only once a year, like an annual well-woman exam. It’s understandable to want to conclude your visit and return to normal routines and responsibilities, but visits with your gynecologist are an opportunity. At PGOMG, we want to ensure that patients leave their appointments

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Five Ways to Stay Healthy Through the End of the Year

There’s still time to kick-start any positive health efforts before settling on a New Year’s resolution. Taking care of yourself is essential all year round, but taking some time to refocus before one of the busiest times of the year is important too. PGOMG wanted to offer patients some options to consider that will benefit

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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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