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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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Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy Tests: When a woman suspects she is pregnant, a common concern is when to take a pregnancy test and how effective the results are.  Here at COLFs, we want to provide you with the most accurate information regarding pregnancy tests.  There are three ways to determine pregnancy: at home tests, a blood test, and an ultrasound.    Taking…

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STDs and Pregnancy 

STDs and Pregnancy   Being diagnosed or suspecting you have an STD while being pregnant can be a very scary thing to deal with.  If you have been diagnosed with an STD and have found out you are pregnant, it is important to seek medical treatment right away.  Many women assume that the disease will automatically be passed down to their…

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Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants anywhere outside of the inner lining of the uterus. While the fallopian tubes are the most common location for an ectopic pregnancy, it can also implant in the abdominal cavity or cervix. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), ectopic pregnancies occur in about 1…

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Rh Incompatibility

Rh incompatibility can occur when a mother’s Rh factor is negative and her fetus’s Rh factor is positive. Rh factor is a protein on red blood cells and is indicated after a person’s blood type as being either positive or negative. For example, if a woman’s blood type is AB- then she has a negative…

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