The IUD or the pill? Nexplanon or condoms? Today’s women have more options for birth control than ever, and as a result, they have more questions than ever. We’re pleased to be able to help them as Chapel Hill and Durham’s leading birth control location. “The key thing to realize is that birth control can […]
You just realized that you forgot to take your birth control pill. We have some words of advice for you: Don’t panic. We’ve got the information you need to help you if you’ve missed your birth control pill. There are many effective forms of birth control, but for them to truly be effective, they must […]
Are you concerned that your period is not normal?
Maybe you’ve compared notes with some of your friends, and you’ve noticed that you have heavy bleeding from periods, while they only have light spotting. The truth is, your period holds the key to your gynecological health, and understanding what constitutes an abnormal period enables you to accurately evaluate your menstrual health.
IUDs are trending, as they are slowly becoming one of the most popular forms of birth control in America. This is mainly due to the convenience of not having to worry about birth control for up to 10 years. However, many women may still wonder how does an IUD work? We’ve got all the information […]
While your OBGYN annual exam is a regular part of your routine, your daughter may be anxious or nervous—particularly if this is her first time visiting the gynecologist. “We understand that the first exam can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be,” said Dr. Martinelli. “We want your daughter to be as […]
“If I douche with Coke, I won’t get pregnant.” Some birth control myths seem silly. In reference to the one above, douching – with anything – will not kill sperm. Still, many convincing contraception myths remain. Understanding the truth about birth control methods—such as an IUD or Implanon— can help you separate fact from fiction. […]
There are several options for women who are considering permanent birth control, from advanced, minimally invasive procedures to nonsurgical techniques. These techniques are highly effective: less than 1 out of 100 women will become pregnant one year after a sterilization procedure. (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
Our primary recommendation for permanent birth control is a laparoscopic tubal ligation. However, there are several effective alternatives for women who want permanent or long-term birth control.