By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Published 4:48 pm PDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. less President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, for the third day of his confirmation ... more Photo: Alex Brandon, AP Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, greets girls who he has coached in basketball, during a break in the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) less Brett … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh conflates birth control with abortion during Senate hearing
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Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Long before apps, there was the rhythm method. With the rhythm method, a woman tracks her menstrual cycles on a calendar to pinpoint when she is ovulating and most likely to conceive — and so avoids sex on those days. This type of natural family planning is far from foolproof, with as many as 24 in 100 women who practice it as birth control getting pregnant in the first year. Over the years a number of apps (Kindara, Period Tracker and Ovia, among dozens of others) have popped up to help women better understand their fertility cycles. These apps simplify data-logging, help women “learn” their cycles and typically factor in other information like body temperature or the consistency of cervical fluid, both of which can indicate ovulation or the time you're most likely to become pregnant. Most of the apps are promoted as pregnancy planning tools and that's how many women use them. OB-GYNs such as Dr. Jamil Abdur-Rahman, clinical … [Read more...] about FDA approved a ‘birth control’ app. Here’s what OB-GYNs want you to know.
WELLNESS 08/13/2018 05:46 am ET Educate yourself on the side effects now, and know what to expect later. Jenna Birch On Assignment For HuffPost From the pill to the patch, the IUD to the implant, there are tons of different birth control options to choose from. And while that’s great, it also can be incredibly overwhelming. There are side effects, frequency of use, hormone amounts, your lifestyle and numerous other factors you need to consider. Some have estrogen and progesterone, others no hormones at all, but all of them will carry a risk of side effects ― or, as Jennifer Villavicencio, a gynecologist at Michigan Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “intended effects” and “other effects.” Some of these side effects might be positive changes, or one of the reasons you’re prescribed that type of BC in the first place. “For instance, a pill that leads to a decrease in bleeding might be an … [Read more...] about Can’t Decide On A Birth Control Method? This Should Help
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: Oh, did that just describe your experiences on hormonal birth control? About 60 percent of women in the U.S. take hormonal birth control, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While birth control side effects are mostly awesome (less cramps! no unwanted pregnancies!), they can admittedly also be sucky (ahem, blood clots). Advertisement - Continue Reading Below FWIW: Hormonal birth control comes in two forms: combination (certain types of pills, the vaginal ring, and the transdermal patch), which includes both estrogen and progestin, and progestin-only (IUDs, shots, implants, and the mini-pill). But both types of hormonal birth control come with pretty similar side effects—good, bad, and ugly. These are the most common birth control side effects you should know about:1. Your acne magically clears up.“Some people have hormonal acne, so a regular cycle and a steadier dose of hormones can help,” says … [Read more...] about 9 Side Effects Of Hormonal Birth Control Every Woman Should Know
Thursday, March 01, 2018 by: Jhoanna Robinson Tags: badhealth, badmedicine, birth control pills, Dangerous Medicine, hormones, ischemic stroke, oral contraceptives, pregnancy, stroke, stroke risk, women's health (Natural News) Women who start menopausing before the age of 45 are more prone to the risks of suffering from a stroke, a new study revealed. Menstruating before the age of 13 is usually brought about by obesity, which makes women more vulnerable to incidents of cardiovascular events, such as a stroke, a recent study found out. Menstruating early can cause early menopause. Menopause is said to cause a decrease in protective hormones like estrogen, which aids in preventing fats from circulating around the bloodstream. This means that when women experience menopause earlier than usual, they have less protective hormones. Aside from that, fluctuating hormones brought about by menopause also increase the levels of low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol in a … [Read more...] about For women: Jacking with your hormones, whether with birth control or junk food, increases your risk of stroke