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Article Review: Birth Control Pills Linked With Depression

In Pregnancy/Postpartum by Stephanie Prendergast

By PHRC Admin    Depression, a common and serious medical illness, affects how we feel, think, and handle daily activities. In recent years, there’s been growing concern over the potential link between hormonal birth control and depression. Join us for a review of an article linking Oral contraceptives (OCPs) to depression! We thank Fiona Riddle for writing on this topic; …

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Birth Control: Reviewing Your Options and Their Differences

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By Elizabeth Akincilar, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Merrimack    In a post-Roe world, conversations and questions about birth control options are on the rise. Currently, everyone still has a constitutional right to contraceptives. There are many ways to prevent pregnancy, including oral medications, implantable devices, injectable medications, barrier methods, surgical interventions, fertility awareness, and abstinence. There are advantages and disadvantages for …

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Pelvic Pain Explained: Endometriosis + Resource List

In Endometriosis by Jandra Mueller2 Comments

By Jandra Mueller, DPT, PHRC Encinitas At PHRC we want to do our part to help people better understand pelvic pain syndromes and more importantly, help people suffering with these diagnoses get the help they need to recover. Since knowledge is power we created 6 videos and blog posts that we hope people find useful. This week, in our sixth …

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Managing Life on or after “The Pill”

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By: Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS, PHRC Encinitas If you are a female reader of our blog, have experienced painful intercourse, and happened to have come to the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center (PHRC) for treatment, then you are probably familiar with our talk about how systemic birth control like oral contraceptives (OCPs) or “The Pill,” may be the underlying culprit. …

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Method to the Madness? Get to Know the Different Types of IUDs

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By Jandra Mueller   In my last blog, One and Done: The IUD and the Future of Birth Control, I talked about how the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) are recommending long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) as their preferred contraceptive option. The two main forms discussed were the implant and the IUD. In part one I mentioned that …

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One and Done: The IUD and the Future of Birth Control

In Pregnancy/Postpartum by Jandra Mueller2 Comments

By Jandra Mueller   Are you currently on birth control? Have you used birth control in the past? These are common questions I ask when doing an evaluation of a female patient who is experiencing painful intercourse, also known as dyspareunia. Most women I see are currently, or have been in the past, on some form of birth control. Typically …