Which birth control is best to stop cramps and stop heavy bleeding

This is a great question! Any birth control that contains a hormone will help with heavy bleeding and cramping.  Most commonly, people use the pill for symptoms like this. That’s one of the reasons why the pill is so popular! However the IUD (intra-uterine device) Mirena is a more reliable method that will help with Read more about Which birth control is best to stop cramps and stop heavy bleeding[…]

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?[…]

What happens in a std test?

Getting tested for STD’s or STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) is usually an easy and relatively pain free process! Most people get tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and sometimes Syphilis and HIV. For a Chlamydia and Gonorrhea test, all that is needed is a urine sample. When you come in for your appointment, the nurse will Read more about What happens in a std test?[…]

Zika Virus

Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus CDC has updated interim guidelines updated in for the prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika virus. This guidance update includes information on how to reduce the risk for sexual transmission of Zika virus from both men and women to their sex partners

Zika Virus: I’ve seen so many different things on the news lately about the Zika virus and I’m wondering how does someone ‘catch’ this?

  The Zika Virus – Some Things You Should Know You may have heard some things about the Zika Virus in the recent past. Mosquitoes carrying Zika are not likely to be found in Minnesota, but there have been cases in Minnesotans who traveled to Zika-impacted areas. Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the Read more about Zika Virus: I’ve seen so many different things on the news lately about the Zika virus and I’m wondering how does someone ‘catch’ this?[…]

Syphilis

News Release February 2, 2016 Syphilis rates rise among women in Minnesota Health officials are concerned over a jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women. Preliminary data for 2015 show syphilis cases in women were up 63 percent compared to 2014. The increase is occurring primarily among women of child-bearing age in all racial and Read more about Syphilis[…]