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Birth Control and Breast Cancer

Can birth control pills increase a woman’s chance for breast cancer? A recent study of women in Seattle showed a significant increase in the risk of breast cancer in women who take birth control pills with high-estrogen levels. Study This study, conducted by researchers with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and funded by … Continued


Types of Abortion

What is Abortion? According to the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary, abortion is:  “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus” There are two general categories of abortion.  Our focus will be on induced abortions rather than spontaneous abortions, however it is good to know … Continued


Do I need STD Testing before my Abortion?

Should I get tested for STDs before I have an abortion?  The answer is a definite “Yes!” It is very important for a woman considering an abortion to know if she has any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in her reproductive tract and to be treated if she is positive for an STD prior to her … Continued


Morning After Pill: What’s the Big Deal?

The Morning after Pill is another name for something called emergency contraception (EC).  It is medication that you take after unprotected sex to try to prevent pregnancy. There are a few different types such as Plan B One- Step, Next Choice, or Ella. Both Plan B and Next Choice use the medication levonorgestril (a high … Continued


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