Blog Articles

When Do Your Menstruation Issues Need Medical Attention?

Wondering what a “normal” period looks like? Every woman’s menstrual cycle is different, but some issues — like heavy bleeding, irregularity, or severe cramps — aren’t normal. If you have abnormal menstrual symptoms, it’s wise to seek treatment.

Sep 20th, 2020
What to Expect from Your First Pap Smear

Most women should get their first Pap smear around age 21. If you’re scheduled for your first Pap test, you might be wondering what this common screening is all about. Learn why Pap smears are important and what to expect.

Aug 14th, 2020
What Is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal imbalance. The condition causes unpleasant symptoms like excessive hair growth and weight gain, but it’s also a leading cause of infertility. Learn more and find ways to treat it here.

Jul 17th, 2020
What to Expect: Prenatal Care at a Glance

Prenatal care is one of the most important elements of your pregnancy journey. From routine monitoring of your health to tracking your growing baby’s progress, prenatal care sets you up for the healthiest possible delivery.

Jun 15th, 2020
Barrier vs. Hormonal Birth Control

Most sexually active women use birth control at one time or another. But choosing the right method isn’t always simple, and your birth control needs change over time. Learn about the key differences between two popular methods: barrier vs hormonal.

May 26th, 2020
Tips for Taking Care of Yourself After an Abortion

Choosing to have an abortion is a big decision, but taking care of yourself afterward is just as important. Learn what to expect after the procedure here, and find out how you can prioritize self-care during recovery.

Apr 24th, 2020
What Every Sexually-Active Woman Should Know About STDs

Everyone who’s sexually active is at risk for developing a sexually transmitted disease (STD). These diseases are common, and they rarely have noticeable symptoms. It’s important to educate yourself about STDs so you can stay healthy throughout life.

Mar 17th, 2020
How Abortion Can Impact Your Mental Health

An unintended pregnancy opens the floor for many big decisions. The biggest, of course, is whether or not to keep the baby. Such an important decision can take a toll on you mentally and emotionally — learn more here.

Dec 1st, 2019
Why More and More Women Are Opting for the IUD

Did you know that intrauterine devices (IUDs) are growing increasingly popular among women who practice some form of birth control? Learn why women are turning to IUDs, and see whether you want to consider them for your own birth control needs.

Nov 1st, 2019
What Every Woman Should Know About HPV

When you get a Pap smear, your doctor is looking for changes that occur when you’re infected with human papilloma virus (HPV). An HPV infection can cause anything from genital warts to cervical cancer. While there’s no cure for HPV, there is a vaccine.

Oct 1st, 2019
Should You Consider Permanent Birth Control?

Are you a sexually active woman who doesn’t want children? Or, have you raised your family and know you definitely don’t want any more kids? If so, you may want to consider permanent birth control to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.

Sep 1st, 2019
What Constitutes a High-Risk Pregnancy?

Finding out you’re pregnant can be one of the happiest days of your life. And the scariest. Learn about what constitutes a high-risk pregnancy so you’re ready for anything that comes your way.

Aug 2nd, 2019
My Pap Smear Results Were Irregular: What Now?

If you recently learned your Pap smear returned an abnormal result, you might be feeling worried or uncertain about what to do next. Here’s what an abnormal Pap smear can mean and what follow-up care you need.

Jul 12th, 2019
What You Should Know About Medical vs. Surgical Abortions

If you’ve found yourself unexpectedly pregnant, be assured that you aren’t alone. If you decide to terminate your pregnancy, we offer two types of abortion procedures, medical and surgical. We’ll help you determine which is right for you.

May 31st, 2019
Why Being Tested for HPV Is Always a Good Idea

It may come as a surprise to know that if you’re sexually active, you’ll probably get HPV at some point in your lifetime. Find out why it’s so important to get tested, and learn how you can lower your risk of getting this common STD.

Apr 9th, 2019
Important Facts to Know About Abortion

Are you experiencing an unwanted pregnancy and are considering having an abortion? Read on to learn about the two types of procedures and what to expect afterward.

Feb 1st, 2019
Why Your Annual Well Woman Visit Is So Important

Having a well woman visit every year is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy, no matter what your age. Here's what you can expect during your visit and why it's so important to schedule one every year.

Jan 17th, 2019
How Family Planning Can Help You

Family planning isn't just about birth control. It's about all the services that can help you be in control of your own destiny, including deciding when to have children and when not to. Learn more about the family planning services Dr. White offers.

Dec 21st, 2018
Tips for Choosing the Right Birth Control for You

There are plenty of options when it comes to selecting a method of birth control - and a lot of surprising differences among different methods. Knowing your options is an important step in choosing the best method for your needs and your lifestyle.

Nov 26th, 2018
Have You Been Tested for HPV?

With all of the talk about the HPV vaccine for teens, few people realize the importance of being tested for this disease as an adult. Find out what HPV is, how it is transmitted and how a simple test can save your life.

Oct 31st, 2018
Factors That May Contribute to a High-Risk Pregnancy

It’s understandably scary to think of the words “high risk” being attached to your pregnancy. And it’s something you should take seriously. Find out more about what contributes to a high-risk pregnancy and how you can help limit those risks.

Aug 20th, 2018
How a Pap Smear Can Save Your Life

Did you know that there will be over 13,000 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed this year, according to the American Cancer Society? Approximately 4000 of those will result in death. Read on to find out how a simple test can save your life.

Jun 19th, 2018
Who Should be Tested for STDs and How Often?

One of the uncomfortable downsides to sex is learning that you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD). By making STD testing a regular part of your self-care, you can eliminate much of the worry of STDs and ensure early treatment.

May 25th, 2018
What is a Medical Abortion, and Is it Effective?

The decision to have an abortion is never easy. Whether you have financial burdens, a medical condition that makes pregnancy dangerous, or are currently incapable of parenting, ending your pregnancy may be the option you’ve chosen.

Mar 29th, 2018