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The Reality of Menopause with GSM

Most women have never heard of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), formerly known as Vulvovaginal Atrophy (VVA) even though it affects up to 45% of peri- and postmenopausal women. It is caused by the lower estrogen levels that occur after menopause which cause thinning of the vaginal and vulvar tissues, which is also known as … Read more

Bone density and estrogen

Bone Density and Estrogen

Bones are living, growing tissue that allows us the freedom to move by supporting our bodies and protecting our brain and other organs. Bone density is an essential component of overall bone health, with several contributing factors. One of those factors is estrogen. About half of women over 50 will break a bone due to … Read more

How hot flashes can develop

How Hot Flashes Can Develop

Most people associate hot flashes with menopause. Up to 75% of women get them in their menopause transition, with a quarter of those experiencing severe enough symptoms to seek help from their doctor. Despite the shared awareness of hot flashes, we still do not know enough about them. While health experts and researchers are working … Read more

Diagnosing Endometriosis

Diagnosing Endometriosis

Every March, Endometriosis Awareness Month takes place worldwide to increase awareness and highlight the symptoms and other important information about this chronic condition. In honor of the approximately 200 million individuals living with endometriosis (endo), we want to talk about ways to diagnose it and how clinical research studies are helping improve care options. What … Read more

Love your nexplanon implant but curious about the long term effects?

Nexplanon Implant: Extended Use, Safety, and More

Nexplanon is a contraceptive implant that’s taken the term “set-it-and-forget-it” to whole new heights. Aside from convenience, it’s one of the most effective options on the market. The concept of implantable birth control is proof of the innovation driving contraceptive research today. Here’s a closer look into the Nexplanon implant and why women may be … Read more

February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers are the fastest-growing segment of jobs. Employers struggle to find available talent, yet women continue to be excluded from participating fully in science. International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) is on February 11. It is a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women in science … Read more