Someone told me to remove my own IUD. Is that really a thing?

This is a great question. The short answer is no. It is always safer to have your IUD removed by a professional. It is easier and faster when done by a doctor. If you can’t get in to your regular reproductive health provider and you feel that it is an emergency, try going into an Read more about Someone told me to remove my own IUD. Is that really a thing?[…]

I have my birth control pills but I don’t know when to start should I do it on the first day of my next period or when?

You can start your pills at any time, however when you start can determine how soon you are protected against pregnancy. If you are taking a combination pill (progestin and estrogen) and you start your pills within 5 days after the start of your period, you are protected against pregnancy immediately. If you start the Read more about I have my birth control pills but I don’t know when to start should I do it on the first day of my next period or when?[…]

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Domestic Violence

Before you consult these domestic violence websites, consider this information sheet: Internet safety for battered women [hr] Information on violence against women including resources by state Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women information, help available in Minnesota Minnesota Domestic Violence Hotline 1-866-223-1111 National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 National Sexual Assault Read more about Domestic Violence[…]

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Depression

Depression can be serious. Here are some resources to help. Healthy Minnesota Website here is an online, anonymous screening for mood and anxiety disorders National Institute of Mental Health description of different types of depression, symptoms, and help

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Birth Control

Hormonal Birth Control Methods Birth Control with Estrogen and Progestin: The Pill, Patch and Ring Advantages include: Lighter periods and less menstrual cramps Reduced risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer May reduce acne Fertility will return as soon as you stop using Pill, Patch or Ring Disadvantages include: Increased risk of rare but serious problems including Read more about Birth Control[…]