What Age Should My Daughter See a Gynecologist?
Most parents are well-versed in preventative healthcare for their children. They follow the recommended schedule for well visits and immunization and schedule the sports physical so their child can play soccer. They know when it’s time for dental cleanings, and inevitably when it’s time to consult an orthodontist. But, when it comes to raising girls, … Continue reading What Age Should My Daughter See a Gynecologist?
6 Signs of Endometriosis You Need to Know
Each time we turn on the news or scroll through social media, it seems like another female celebrity is sharing her experience with endometriosis–a disease in which the lining of the uterus grows in other places in the body. From Dancing with the Stars’ Julianne Hough and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi to Susan Sarandon … Continue reading 6 Signs of Endometriosis You Need to Know
6 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (IWD) is just around the corner on March 8th. International Women’s Day is a day that’s celebrated worldwide to highlight the social, cultural, political, and economic achievements of women. It’s also a time when women come together to advocate for women’s equality and gender parity. How You Can Celebrate International Women’s Day … Continue reading 6 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day
4 HPV and Cervical Cancer Facts
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. The leading cause of cervical cancer is the human papilloma virus (HPV), a common type of sexually transmitted disease. That’s why Cervical Health Awareness Month each January was established. Raising awareness about HPV and cervical … Continue reading 4 HPV and Cervical Cancer Facts
10 Early Signs of Pregnancy to Look Out For
When you’re trying to conceive, you might look for little signs and symptoms to indicate that you’re pregnant before you can take a pregnancy test. While a reliable test is the only surefire way to know you’re pregnant, these early signs of pregnancy occur within a week or so of conception. Early Signs of Pregnancy … Continue reading 10 Early Signs of Pregnancy to Look Out For
Pregnancy, Anxiety and the Pandemic
Everyone experiences anxiety on occasion. Nerves and worry can creep in before a big deadline, presentation at work, or any other situation. Pregnancy is no different and can create a high level of anxiety for new parents. This is to be expected—you’re about to bring a new life into the world! But since the pandemic, … Continue reading Pregnancy, Anxiety and the Pandemic
When Should I Get a Mammogram?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s an ideal time to talk about breast cancer screening. An estimated 1 in 8 women (or 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. To give yourself the best possible chance of survival, early detection is critical. The most reliable method for early … Continue reading When Should I Get a Mammogram?
What is Menstruation Awareness?
Menstruation, or getting your period, is a normal and healthy part of life for most women. However, it’s still stigmatized in many places, including the US. Some girls and women feel embarrassed or ashamed when they have to address their periods. It can even cause some people to avoid certain activities and miss out on … Continue reading What is Menstruation Awareness?
The Top 4 PCOS Symptoms & How They’re Treated
September marks the start of PCOS Awareness Month, so we wanted to take some time to discuss the symptoms and treatments of this common syndrome. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormone disorder that is common among women who are at reproductive age. The disorder can be difficult to diagnose, but there are PCOS symptoms that … Continue reading The Top 4 PCOS Symptoms & How They’re Treated
5 Reasons Your Annual Women’s Wellness Exam Is Important
Though it’s probably not your favorite thing to do, your annual women’s wellness exam is one of the most important things you can do for your long-term health. Even though in most cases an annual pap smear is no longer required, that doesn’t mean you should skip out on your annual wellness exam altogether. Here’s … Continue reading 5 Reasons Your Annual Women’s Wellness Exam Is Important