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Teen Pregnancy and the Rhythm Method by findingeve Patient Expert Posted Sat 05 Jun 2010 12:00am I read in the news today about a report released a few days ago by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The headline that emerged in numerous articles as a result of this report was that the use of the rhythm method to prevent pregnancy by teenagers rose from 11% in 2002 to 17% in 2010.  This is quite a jump.   The report was made to ... Read on »
The Real Reason Why the Rhythm Method Doesn’t Work? by Jena P. Posted Wed 19 Oct 2011 12:00am For women trying not to get pregnant, life should be easy. Conception can only happen 12-24 hours after ovulation. Sure, sperm may last as many as 3-4 days in the genital tract, hanging around for the egg to arrive. But you’d think that, to avoid a pregnancy, all you’d have to do is to abstain from sex for 4-5 days around the ovulat ... Read on »
Calendar Method Vs. OPK? It's All In The Timing... by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Sat 23 Jul 2011 1:14pm Question So my husband and I are trying for our first child. We've trying for about 3 months with no luck yet. i was thinking of trying the ovulation test but i'm not sure if its worth it. I've read online that they can help but i figure it would never hurt to ask. Do you know much about them and if there worth the money or should i just t ... Read on »
36 Year Old With 3 Miscarriages On Prometrim Using OPK : Continue With Calendar Method or Go For An Infertiity Consult? by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Sat 21 Aug 2010 12:00am Dear Readers: I would like to refer you to some of the blogs that I follow that I consider worthwhile. Some of these ladies are still going through IF, some have finally achieved the pregnancy that they have been hoping for, some are going the adoption route & all are infertility advocates. I admire them for being willing to shar ... Read on »
Girl Talk: Natural Contraceptive Methods by Doug Wallace Posted Sun 28 Oct 2012 1:40am ….Disclaimer… is not my intent in this post such as this to give medical advice, but to present info on health technology since it is advancing so rapidly, thus helping us stay informed stay informed, allowing us to ask doctors intelligent questions, so we can effectively and interactively participate in the decision making pertaining ... Read on »
Q&A Follow up from IDMWT post by Susie Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 2:18pm Anonymous: I was wondering if you know anything about this question...once someone goes off the pill, are there any lasting harmful side effects? Or could you say, for example...the uterine environment is no longer inhospitable? Just curious. Dear Anonymous, I do not know the effects on the uterine environment long term or after stopping the pi ... Read on »
Cycle Beads, An Easy Way to Know Your Most Fertile Times… by Hethir R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 23 Mar 2010 10:04pm I am excited to share with you a tool that I have used for years to keep track of my cycle. CycleBeads are a tool that you can use to make planning pregnancy natural and easy. CycleBeads are made up of a series of color-coded beads which enables you to track your cycle and know if you are on a fertile day. To use CycleBeads you simply mo ... Read on »
Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Karen E. Posted Mon 20 Jun 2011 9:52am Taking Charge of Your Fertility goes way beyond health class to teach women exactly what is occurring in their bodies during every phase of menstruation. With humor and understanding, Weschler strikes just the right tone, making her subject matter immensely interesting and never too dull or complicated. If you’ve ever wondered exactly when in ... Read on »
Birth Control and Weight Gain: Where Science and Reality Collide by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted Sat 12 Dec 2009 4:33pm 1 Comment Reader Joshua was so amused by this pic, he had to add on his own ideas: ""Burger King - Have it Your Way" It just lends itself to the product. And then, sad as it is, my mind starts racing to other brand names that could be used in this manner. "Doral - Taste Me, Taste Me" "Hungry Man - How Do You Handle A Hungry Man?" or "Hungry Man - A Man Han ... Read on »
Birth control and progesterone by Jennifer Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:51pm I woke up this morning and threw up. I've been sensitive to smells. My boobs hurt. I have weird cravings. Nope, I'm not pregnant again. I'm insane. There is no possibility of my being pregnant. I am 12 days into this cycle. A cycle right after a miscarriage. I don't usually ovulate the cycle after a miscarriage, but stranger things have ha ... Read on »