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“I Wouldn’t Recommend It to Anyone”: What We Can Learn from Women who have had Bad Experiences with Depo-Provera

By Guest Contributor |

The contraceptive injection Depo-Provera is causing baffling, quality-of-life threatening adverse effects for many women. Women considering or prescribed Depo-Provera deserve concrete and comprehensive information about the effects they might experience both while taking Depo-Provera and after stopping it, as well as full support from their health care providers to understand and manage the return to regular ovulatory menstrual cycles. More

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If Pelvic Exams For Healthy Women Aren’t Helpful, Why Do We Still Do Them?

By Guest Contributor |

In late June, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded that pelvic exams have no proven benefits for healthy women. In seven years of performing pelvic exams on healthy, asymptomatic women, I have never once discovered a chance finding that turned out to be a disease. I have had false positives that required further testing. False positives and false negatives are both associated with routine pelvic examination. More