***Article originally seen on standard.net. One Davis County lawmaker is spearheading legislation to make contraceptives more accessible to low-income women, a move that could reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and also lower Utah’s intergenerational poverty rates.
You’ve probably heard the phrase: “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” This certainly applies to loading the dishwasher or cleaning out your car but it may not be the best advice when it comes to preventative breast exams.
The nine months leading up to delivery day are filled with excitement and challenges. But new moms quickly learn that the nine-or-so months after giving birth come with challenges of their own—and breastfeeding is a common one.
Have you ever suspected that you and the women you see most seem to feel cranky, tired, or bloated around the same time each month? The idea of menstrual cycle syncing has been around for decades and some people have even tied the lunar cycle into the equation. But does data back up the claim that menstrual periods can really sync up?
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a laundry list of things before a baby carriage is even in the picture: morning sickness, prenatal visits, preparing a space for the new addition—and for thousands of couples in Utah, even trying to conceive is a process.
No woman should die of cervical cancer because, with early detection, it is among the most preventable types of cancer. Dr. Alex Larson, an OB/GYN at Ogden Clinic, talks about what causes cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.
In 2013, Angelina Jolie announced her decision to have a double mastectomy at age 37.
Periods aren’t usually a pleasant experience to begin with, but certain signs and symptoms may point to a more serious condition called endometriosis. This condition has to do with the lining of the uterus, which thickens with blood every month before your period. However, when this special lining grows outside the uterus in other areas of your abdomen, it can cause extreme pain and discomfort. Dr. Amber Bradshaw-Whitear of Ogden Clinic points out that this lining may grow on any structure in the abdomen, although it’s usually contained to the pelvic area. While symptoms may begin as highly painful periods, they usually develop to a more consistent pain as endometriosis worsens. Other symptoms include pain during intercourse and problems with infertility.