Understanding the IUD

IUDs may be a good option for women looking for a long-term, alternative form of contraception. But before deciding if this option is right for you, it is important to understand the different types of IUDs, how they work, and the risks and benefits involved.

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Are Some Birth Control Pills Too Risky?

YAZ, Yasmin, Beyaz, and other drospirenone hormonal birth control pills have been found to have an increased risk of serious blood clots. However, the FDA has not taken the pills off the market or demanded a black box warning.

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Hormone Therapy and Menopause

In recent years, many women have stopped taking hormone replacement therapy because of growing evidence that the risks outweigh the benefits for most women. However, millions still struggle with the decision: should I go on, should I stay on, or should I go off? A closer look at the questionable need for hormone therapy, and it’s risks and benefits.

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