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Ectopic pregnancy is an unknown but still common experience. In fact, ectopic pregnancy occurs in about 2% of pregnancies each year in the United States alone. This adds up to around 12,000 American women, and the rates are higher in less developed countries. So what is ectopic pregnancy? How can you recognize the symptoms? And why do ectopic pregnancies happen? We’ll answer these questions in this post. WHAT IS ECTOPIC …

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Pregnancy is a season of intense emotional and physical change. If the pregnancy is unplanned, it’s likely you will have lots of feelings about the situation and how to move forward. These concerns can carry into the postpartum time. Unplanned pregnancies are one of the more common risk factors for developing perinatal anxiety and depression. So what is perinatal anxiety and how do you know if you have it? PERINATAL …

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The “Morning After Pill”. Plan B. No matter how it’s called, the purpose of these medications is for emergency contraception. How does it work? Is it similar to the abortion pill? What are the side effects? We will answer all of these questions and more in this blog post. HOW DOES THE MORNING AFTER PILL WORK? The Morning After Pill is not the abortion pill but is used as a …

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WHAT IS GONORRHEA? What do you know about gonorrhea? Although it is a common sexually transmitted disease, you might still have questions. How can how you can get infected? How do you spread it? What are the common symptoms? Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that you can get infected with through vaginal, oral, or anal sex if your sexual partner carries it. This is also how you can spread the …

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Not #MeToo? //   The MeToo movement was founded in 2006 to bring awareness of and protest to the growing problem of sexual violence in our nation. The initial vision of the MeToo movement was to help survivors of sexual violence heal by connecting them with programs, practical help and community resources in addition to efforts to interrupt the cycle of recurring sexual violence. Since then it has grown to …

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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Anxiety & Depression   Life has its ups and downs for everyone, and as a result we can quickly swing between the positive and negative feelings associated with life events. Feeling sad or anxious is normal for everyone, but sometimes when difficult situations become long-term or extremely stressful, our mental and emotional state can lapse into more serious levels of anxiety and depression. Unplanned pregnancy, dealing with …

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Human Trafficking – What is it? It’s a phrase we are hearing more and more about on the news, internet, social media and other groups we may be involved with. By definition, human trafficking is “the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purpose of forced labor or sexual exploitation.” It is, in fact, modern day slavery. Most often we …

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Signs and Symptoms: Post-Partum Depression Post-partum literally means “after childbirth”. In the days and months following the arrival of a new baby a woman’s body has to adjust hormonally and physically back to “normal”. Women typically can continue to be emotional and experience a wide range of thoughts and feelings from joy to worry as they acclimate to the new demands and responsibilities of motherhood. This is common to all …

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Abuse Signs and Symptoms Domestic violence/abuse can take many forms (physical, sexual, verbal, emotional) and it is not always observable. It is a “pattern of behavior used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.” It is not always possible to tell if a relationship will become abusive and can develop as time goes on. It can affect anyone of any race, age, …

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Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS) – How At Risk Are You? Up to 70% of women who have had an abortion fall into high risk for PAS. PAS is a type of post-traumatic stress and is defined as the stress reaction experienced by women after having an abortion. The following are factors that can determine how severely a woman experiences PAS symptoms: A crisis surrounding pregnancy The urgency in making an …

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