The way our healthcare system operates today was built on the work of women past and present. Many of the first hospitals were founded by Catholic nuns over 150 years ago. They did everything from administration and operations, to clinical work and public health outreach. These women were the first leaders in healthcare and their accomplishments forged a path and place for women in the workplace.
Whether you choose birth control to prevent unintended pregnancy or for its other benefits (lighter periods and acne management among them), finding the best method can be confusing. According to Dr. Audrey Roberts at our Women’s Center at McKay Dee Hospital, the best choice for each woman depends on which benefits are most important to her. She says “choosing birth control is kind of like choosing the perfect running shoes. Maybe insole support is important to you, or maybe your shoes need to be the right color or style. Perhaps you prefer lightweight materials and minimal support—we all have different preferences.”
There are so many things to think about while planning for a baby. It’s simple enough to avoid seafood and alcohol while pregnant, but what about the air you breathe?
If you’re a woman, you probably think of kegels as one more piece of self-care. Get eight hours of sleep, eat an extra serving of veggies, and do your kegels. While kegels have their place, Naomi Harris says that they were never intended to be a stand-alone exercise for all women.
***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.
Successful relationships are not where two people always agree, they are when two people figure out how to disagree and arrive at a solution with respect and love.
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.
If you don’t have a mental health disorder, you may not think about it very often or might wonder how it’s relevant to you. Sure, you get sad or anxious occasionally, but you don’t have clinical depression or panic disorder. So why might you need to care about mental health?
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?