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Ovulation Disorders That Impact Fertility Jul 1st, 2022

Ovulation occurs when an ovary releases a mature egg, sending it into the fallopian tube where it may be fertilized by sperm. Any condition that interferes with ovulation prevents you from getting pregnant. In fact, ovulation problems are the top cause of infertility in women. If you have a hard...

What You Should Know About Cervical Cancer Jun 1st, 2022

Cervical cancer has a quality that sets it apart from nearly every other type of cancer: More than 95% of all cases of cervical cancer are preventable. At Karen F. Brodman, MD, PLLC, we’re dedicated to helping women prevent cervical cancer. We talk with our patients about the risks and causes...

How to Tell If Your Bleeding Is Abnormal May 1st, 2022

Abnormal bleeding affects 10-30% of all premenopausal women. Because it's such a common problem — and every woman's periods are different — many women aren't sure when they should seek medical care for their periods. Your periods can temporarily change or stop for many reasons, ranging from profound stress and...

How to Choose the Right Contraception for Your Lifestyle Apr 1st, 2022

For many years, birth control pills have been the top choice of women who want to prevent a pregnancy. But you don't need to automatically default to pills. There are many contraceptive methods to choose from, and each type comes with advantages and disadvantages. You can use their differences to choose the...

Adjusting to Life With Menopause Mar 2nd, 2022

Women expect to have hot flashes and mood swings during menopause, but they're seldom prepared for all the possible changes they may face. Few expect menopause to lead to painful sex, for example, yet it's a real problem for 20-30% of women. When menopause changes your life — whether you...

Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Well-Woman Exam Feb 1st, 2022

If you’re like most women, you probably have a lot of responsibilities to juggle. It may seem like the demands on your time are never-ending — and that can make it really tempting to look for obligations you can cut out — like that annoying well-woman exam. After all, you...