All posts filed under: Gynecology

Bountiful Lawmaker Hopes to Expand Birth Control Access for Low-income Moms – Standard.net

***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.

Does your period really sync up with women you live with?

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?

Painful periods? 4 things you should know about endometriosis

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.