A women’s health and wellness blog about gynecologic health and common gynecologic concerns and conditions such as sex, contraception, menstrual periods, hormones, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and PCOS. The latest women’s health research, breaking health news,  fascinating facts, curious gynecologic history, current therapies, our guy’s health, fitness, nutrition, weight management, and advanced medical testing discussed by a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist: Dr. Suzanne Trupin.


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August 21, 2018

If you think your cervical mucus is different when you have an IUD, it may be. Most women won't notice changes in their vaginal discharge  when their cervical mucus changes. There are scientific reasons for these changes, as studied at the University of Southern California and Dr. Mishell. The reason that you may notice d...

July 15, 2018

This is a picture of an IUD that has perforated from the uterus into the pelvis. If a misplaced IUD is found, it does need to be removed.

All IUDs are so effective against pregnancy, they oddly can prevent pregnancy even if actually close to the uterus! That was not how they were designed to work. And do not let this discu...

July 1, 2018

Planning when to get your first mammogram is something to discuss with your gyno. It's very difficult to determine an individual's cancer risks as you have to study large group of women over long periods of time. Your gyno can estimate your personal cancer risk when combining her knowledge of research studies and her know...

June 5, 2018

IUD side effects are important to understand and what is more important to understand is that they can be addressed. It is true that some women will request removal, but over 8% of women still have their IUD at the end of the first year of use.

1. Hormonal levels of a medicated IUD doesn't relate directly to break through...

March 21, 2018

An IUD is ‘forgettable.’ You will have effective protection for years to come. ACOG just released it's practice update for IUD use, and the guidelines we follow at Women's Health Practice. Many of the prior recommendations and principals were not significantly changed. ACOG feels that as a method of contraception there ar...

January 27, 2018

Women should always get an STD test if they believe they are already infected, or have an STD concern. Lots of things to consider about getting STD and HPV tests. If you haven't had these tests here are some of the things to discuss.

Since you will be using contraception for years it's important to consider other health be...

January 17, 2018

For women on an IUD sex drive changes are often reported. We have already discussed relationships between the levels of testosterone and a woman's sexual function in a prior post.  Women on OCs (oral contraceptives, birth control pills) have a known decreased levels of male hormones due to suppression of their hormon...

January 9, 2018

Fortunately IUD pregnancy failures are rare, but here is what you need to know in this situation if you have an IUD and you have a pregnancy as shown in this ultrasound.

  1. Not having menstrual periods is normal with the medicated IUDs like Mirena and Liletta.

  2. Do not assume that the pregnancy test was false positive....

December 7, 2017

Basics of Contraception and Safe Sex

Average rate is approximately 25% in first cycle

Over one year, 85% of couples achieve pregnancy

Planning your pregnancy means effective contraception and prevention of infections before you try to conceive!

At Women’s Health Practice we want to help you be healthy and we take contraceptiv...

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