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How Abortion Can Impact Your Mental Health Dec 1st, 2019

Despite the ongoing debate about abortion rights in the U.S., Abortion Care in Somerset, New Jersey remains dedicated to providing adequate care for women who seek abortions, and that includes helping women cope with mental health effects of the decision. In this article, learn how abortion can impact your mental...

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

Women have a number of options for contraception, including but not limited to the pill, the vaginal ring, and the contraceptive patch. However, one of these options, the intrauterine device (IUD), is growing increasingly popular. Why are women turning to IUDs in larger numbers now more than ever? And should...

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

While you may worry about contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, which can lead to AIDS) or the herpes simplex virus (types 1 and 2), the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) is the human papilloma virus (HPV). About 79 million women and men in the U.S. are infected with HPV....

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

Women across America are turning to permanent birth control as a way to prevent unplanned pregnancies. This highly effective method may be right for you if you’re sure you don’t want children or if you’ve already raised your family and know you don’t want any more kids. The team of...

What Constitutes a High-Risk Pregnancy? Aug 2nd, 2019

If you’ve wanted to have a baby, finding out you’re pregnant can be one of the happiest days of your life. If you’re a first-time mother-to-be, you may be thinking about how to decorate the nursery and already have names picked out. Some you may experience some anxiety, too, knowing...

My Pap Smear Results Were Irregular: What Now? Jul 12th, 2019

Every year, thousands of women learn that their routine Pap smear was abnormal, meaning it detected irregular cells in their cervix. If your Pap smear returned an abnormal result, you might be feeling worried or uncertain about what to do next.  At Abortion Care, our team of certified OB/GYNs guides...

What You Should Know About Medical vs. Surgical Abortions May 31st, 2019

If you’ve found yourself unexpectedly pregnant, be assured that you aren’t alone. Nearly half of pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Some women in this situation choose to raise the baby or place the newborn for adoption, but others choose to terminate the pregnancy. Our doctors at Abortion Care...

Why it’s Important to Consider Your Lifestyle When Choosing Birth Control May 3rd, 2019

The world of birth control certainly doesn’t lack for options — in fact, making the right choice can be downright confusing. To help you narrow down the field of possibilities, you should consider your lifestyle, which plays a significant role in the success of your birth control. At Abortion Care,...

Why Being Tested for HPV Is Always a Good Idea Apr 9th, 2019

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S., with nearly 80 million people currently infected. If you’re sexually active, these statistics alone should make you want to get tested for the human papillomavirus (HPV). Here in Somerset, New Jersey, the experienced board-certified team of gynecologists at Abortion...

5 Services that Will Be Provided to You with Family Planning Mar 1st, 2019

To ensure you get to make the family planning decisions that best meet your physical and emotional needs, you need to know your options. Our team at Abortion Care offers comprehensive and confidential family planning services to keep you in control of factors like: Your desire for children The number...

Important Facts to Know About Abortion Feb 1st, 2019

Learning you're pregnant when it wasn't planned can bring out a variety of emotions. It also leads to three choices: keep the baby, put him or her up for adoption, or have an abortion. When faced with this dilemma, many women choose to terminate the pregnancy. At Abortion Care, a...

Why Your Annual Well Woman Visit Is So Important Jan 17th, 2019

If you’re like many women, you probably only visit your doctor when it’s absolutely necessary, like when you have an infection, the flu, or another issue that needs immediate attention. But the fact is, if that’s your approach to healthcare, you could actually be leaving yourself open to greater risks...

How Family Planning Can Help You Dec 21st, 2018

Lots of people think family planning is just about choosing a birth control method. While birth control certainly plays a role in family planning, it’s just one part of the whole picture. Family planning is about deciding when you want to have a baby, how to plan for your pregnancy,...

Tips for Choosing the Right Birth Control for You Nov 26th, 2018

Having the right birth control method isn’t just about preventing pregnancy. (Well, OK — it’s a LOT about that.) It’s also about feeling confident and in control of your life, your health, and your future. When it comes time to select the best contraceptive method for your needs, there are plenty...

Have You Been Tested for HPV? Oct 31st, 2018

It seems like everywhere you look you find a commercial talking about the HPV vaccine. Controversial at best, this vaccine administered to teenagers has been linked to a reduced incidence of certain types of cancer later in life. Yet few people know exactly what HPV is, how it is transmitted...

Understanding the Difference Between a Medical and Surgical Abortion Sep 12th, 2018

The decision to end a pregnancy can be both difficult and complex, and there are many reasons you may choose to have an abortion. What you may not realize is that you may also have options when it comes to the type of abortion you have.Depending on how far into...

Factors That May Contribute to a High-Risk Pregnancy Aug 20th, 2018

When you’re lost in the excitement of having a baby and building the family you’ve hoped for, it can be easy to forget that pregnancy places a significant strain on your body. Most women handle the physical stress, but some health factors and other issues can increase the potential for...

Everything You Can Expect From Your First Prenatal Appointment Jul 11th, 2018

Are you uncertain about when you should see your doctor and what will happen at your prenatal appointment? At the offices of Sanford White, MD, we’re prepared to help you through your pregnancy every step of the way. We want you to know a few things you can expect during...

How a Pap Smear Can Save Your Life Jun 19th, 2018

It’s the appointment you might dread making -- your annual trip to the OB/GYN office for your annual well-woman visit. If you’re apprehensive about it, you may decide to put it off, since you feel good, and everything seems normal “down there.” Don’t put it off! Having a simple Pap...

Who Should be Tested for STDs and How Often? May 25th, 2018

Nobody wants to think about STDs, especially not when they’re in the throes of passion. But if you don’t take proper precautions, such as wearing a condom for each sexual act (and even if you do), sexual activity increases your risk for an STD that could have a negative impact...

Is Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Right for You? May 16th, 2018

Do you want a child now or in the next few years? If not, you’re probably weighing your options for birth control methods.  Fortunately, a variety of safe and effective options are available for teens and adult women. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) is one of them.What is LARC?A LARC is...

What is a Medical Abortion, and Is it Effective? Mar 29th, 2018

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. If you’re in the earliest stages of pregnancy, you may be eligible to have...