A New Birth Control Option That May Suit You

…..Earlier this year, the FDA approved a new IUD (intrauterine device) for the first time in over 10 years.  It is marketed under the name Skyla, and it is a hormone-releasing system similar to another FDA approved IUD.  However, it uses a lower amount of hormone called levonorgestrel, which is a synthetic progesterone, and it…

Emergency Contraception – Continuing the Conversation

…..The side effects of these treatments include nausea and vomiting along with irregular vaginal bleeding.  Some patients will complain of breast tenderness, abdominal pain, dizziness, and headaches. …..These types of emergency contraception have been used successfully when initiated up to 72 hours after intercourse.  This was the findings with the initial studies.  However, more recent findings indicate…