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What is a Second Generation Birth Control Pill?

Oral birth control pills are categorized into different generations based on when they were developed.  Just like the generations within a family, the different generations of birth control pills have developed over the years with the first generation Read More…

Posted in Birth Control, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions

Pelvic Ultrasound Before Inserting IUD to Prevent Complications

There are many reasons to get the Mirena IUD.  Some ladies are tired of taking oral contraceptives.  Some ladies want reliable birth control that can stay in place for up to five years.  Others might be trying to help gynecological

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Procedures

Trends in Contraception from 2002 – 2013– IUDs on the Rise

Birth control is wonderful tool for those looking to avoid pregnancy.  And with so many options there’s pretty much something for everyone.  The CDC has been tracking the popularity of different birth control options from 2002 – 2013 by interviewing

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis

So Many Birth Control Pills– How To Choose

Birth control pills are so common that almost every woman you know has been on them at some point.  It is incredibly easy to get prescribed these pills and many health insurance plans completely cover the cost.  But not all

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis

IUD Patients– Make Sure to Schedule Your Annual Exam!

IUD stands for Intrauterine Device– it is a small T-shaped device that is gently inserted into the uterus.  There are two major types of IUDs– hormonal and copper.  The copper IUD can be left in place for up to 10

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Hormones, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Side-Effects, Symptoms

New Patients: Check out our Dr. Davis Videos!

A few years ago we created a YouTube page and added a variety of informational videos to it.  These Dr. Davis videos are great resources for anyone looking for more information or better understanding of the many conditions we treat including

Posted in Birth Control, Bladder, Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Fibroids, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments

Recommendations for IUD Insertion Comfort

The Mirena IUD is a very common form of birth control that is a great choice for many women.  It is also a popular treatment for ladies who struggle with a variety of gynecological issues (such as heavy bleeding) and are

Posted in Birth Control, Examinations

Endometriosis; A Brief History of Disease and Treatments

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects approximately 1 out of every 10 women in the United States and 176 million women worldwide (1). Endometriosis occurs when small pieces of tissue from the endometrium layer of the uterus leave the

Posted in Birth Control, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments

Study Shows Levonorgestrel is the Safest Progestin

A recent study (1) has found Levonorgestrel is the safest type of synthetic progesterone to put in oral birth control pills.  Levonorgestrel is commonly found in second generation birth control pills and is also the type of progestin used in

Posted in Birth Control, Medications and Prescriptions

Different Sources of Progesterone Found in Oral Birth Control Pills

All oral birth control pills contain some form of estrogen and progesterone, but not all birth control pills use the same sources.  Estrogen is the “easy” hormone.  Most birth control pills use the same source, ethinyl estradiol. But when it

Posted in Birth Control

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