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October 4, 2022
Spermicide Vs. Contraceptive Gel: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve explored your non-hormonal birth control options, you’ve likely come across spermicide and contraceptive gels as options. Both of these choices can be used alone or together with barrier methods. When added to some barrier methods, like diaphragms, these substances can increase effectiveness and reduce the chance of pregnancy. Many people assume that spermicide […]

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September 29, 2022
Spermicidal Film Vs. Diaphragm: Which is Better for Contraception?

Only 14 in 100 women of childbearing age (15-49) choose the pill as their birth control method. Many women are looking for non-hormonal alternatives like diaphragms and spermicidal films. But, when deciding which method to use as your primary contraceptive, it’s important to consider all the facts. Here, we compare VCF Films and Diaphragms as […]

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September 28, 2022
Surgical Treatments for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women: What Are They?

Suppose you’ve been dealing with bladder leaks when you cough, laugh, or sneeze. In that case, you’re probably well aware that you’re dealing with stress urinary incontinence, or SUI. And you’re ready to do something about it. There are many natural remedies that we’ve discussed previously in this article: Why Do I Get Bladder Leaks […]

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September 27, 2022
What’s it Like to Get A Vasectomy? Walk Through the Process in 5 Steps

When it comes to sexually active men and pregnancy prevention, there are not a whole lot of options on the table. Other than condoms and the withdrawal method, a vasectomy is a man’s only other choice for birth control. This method is nearly 100% effective, much more effective than condoms or most female contraceptive options. […]

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September 23, 2022
The Do’s and Dont's of Using a Diaphragm for Birth Control

If you’re new to using a diaphragm as your chosen method of contraception, you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve crafted this handy list of do’s and don'ts so that you can quickly learn how to handle your new device so that it works best for you. Let’s dive right in… Do Check With Your Insurance […]

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September 22, 2022
All About Pessaries: Stopping Bladder Leaks Naturally

One in three women lives with bladder leaks caused by stress urinary incontinence (SUI). SUI is when you leak a little urine when pressure is applied to the bladder—like when you cough, laugh, or sneeze. As you age, your chances of developing SUI increase. The main cause is a lack of muscle tone and a […]

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September 20, 2022
Male Fertility Testing: 3 Ways to Check Your Fertility at Home

Couples are waiting longer to start their families; most new mothers today are around 27 years old when they have their first child. Our bodies, both male and female, are most fertile the closer we are to puberty, and fertility tapers off as we age. That’s why many couples that are preparing to have a […]

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September 16, 2022
Is it Time to Replace My Diaphragm? Here’s How to Know

Diaphragms used for birth control are unique because they offer an inexpensive, low-maintenance, and long-lasting solution that you can’t get from other types of contraceptives. If you’ve been using a diaphragm for a while now, you may be wondering how long it should last and when you should replace it. Let’s talk about the lifespan […]

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September 15, 2022
The Truth About Kegels: Treating SUI Bladder Leaks

You may have heard of doing Kegels to improve your sex life, but did you know that these intimate exercises can help improve bowel and bladder problems too? If you’ve got bladder leaks when you cough, laugh, or sneeze, then doctor-approved Kegels may help. Let’s explore the truth about Kegels. What are Kegels? The term […]

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September 13, 2022
Post-Vasectomy Care: How to Recover After Getting Snipped

You may have considered getting a vasectomy if you’ve decided you’re done fathering children. A vasectomy is permanent male sterilization. It’s accomplished by snipping the vas deferens, the tubes connecting each testicle to the rest of the male reproductive system. The vas deferens is the highway connecting sperm to semen during ejaculation. So essentially, a […]

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September 9, 2022
Why Women are Switching to the Diaphragm as a Birth Control Alternative

When it comes to family planning and pregnancy prevention, you’ve got options. In fact, you’ve got twenty options. There are 20 different contraceptive methods to choose from today. From birth control pills to patches, rings, or condoms, there’s bound to be a method that works best for you. One of these methods is making a […]

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September 6, 2022
How to Verify Vasectomy Success: Semen Analysis Testing at Home

Just over half a million men get a vasectomy each year in the United States. You may have heard that getting snipped is a simpler procedure than a woman getting her tubes tied. While it may be true that the permanent sterilization procedure itself is much less invasive for men, it’s important to note that […]

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