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What Women Should Know Before Choosing the Pill – Part 1: Weighing the Risks and Benefits

Informed women know that understanding risks and benefits can help them when it comes to deciding what is best for them. This is especially true when it comes to taking the Pill or any hormonal contraception. If you are one of the 61 million women in the US [1] who have used hormonal contraception or…

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The Effects of Abortion Part 2: Relationships

Effects of Abortion Part 2:  Relationships  Abortion, just like any traumatic event in a person’s life, has a huge effect on a woman’s relationships. Not only does it greatly affect her and her partner’s relationship, it can also cause long-lasting damage to the family dynamic.  Many women do not stop to consider the damage that…

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The Effect of Abortion Part 1: The Fathers 

The Effect of Abortion Part 1: The Fathers  Much has been said about the emotional and physical trauma abortion has on women, but not enough has been said about the effect on men.  The fathers of the babies aborted, or as some like to call them, “The Forgotten Fathers”, often suffer silently for the rest of their…

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Post-Partum Depression

Post-partum depression (PPD) or the “Baby Blues” is more common than many people think.  More than 20% of women are diagnosed with post-partum depression by their doctors every year, while many more cases continue to go undiagnosed.  PPD is a serious condition that often starts during pregnancy. Although many women go through the normal anxieties and fears of having…

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Miscarriage

About 10-20% of pregnancies end in a miscarriage spontaneously, that is, without a known cause.  It is a recurring medical concern for some women that many providers don’t address, and both men and women are often left wondering if they did something wrong and blame themselves for it occurring. Many people do not know how…

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