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Dawn Stacey M.Ed, LMHC

Updated Articles and Resources

By Dawn Stacey M.Ed, LMHC

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Contraceptive Injections Created: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Birth control shots deliver synthetic hormones via an injection and are reversible birth control methods. Pregnancy protection ranges 30 days to 14 weeks depending on the shot. Depo Provera and the...
    • What To Expect During an IUD Insertion (ParaGard IUD or Mirena IUD) Created: Thursday, May 31, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What to expect during your IUD insertion. Learn about the IUD insertion procedure. Be prepared for your ParaGard IUD insertion or when getting your Mirena IUD. Information about the procedure for i...
    • Common Birth Control Myths and Sex Myths Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Do you believe any of these sex myths? What are some common birth control myths? Time to separate the facts from the fiction.
    • Types of Combination Pills Created: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are three types of combination pills. Birth control pills can be monophasic, biphasic or triphasic. Learn about each type of phasic combination pill.
    • How To Use a Home Pregnancy Test Created: Friday, July 06, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Information about home pregnancy tests. Find out how to use a home pregnancy test as well as when to take a pregnancy test. Plus, learn tips about home pregnancy testing.
    • Top Pill Myths Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are many common myths about the pill - here are the top 10 pill myths. Learn the truth about the pill!
    • Depo Bleeding: Will It Ever Stop? Created: Friday, April 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Depo Provera is a popular prescription birth control method. Unscheduled or continous depo bleeding leads many women stop using Depo Provera. Are you wondering if your depo bleeding will ever stop?...
    • Available Birth Control Methods Created: Friday, January 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are so many birth control methods for you to choose from. Are you aware of all of your birth control options? Which birth control methods do you want to learn more about? All types of birth c...
    • Types of Pregnancy Tests Created: Monday, May 21, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are many different types and brands of home pregnancy tests, but they all function in the same manner - they check a woman's urine for presence of hCG hormone. Blood pregnancy tests check for the same hCG hormone, only these detect the hormone in the blood and must be performed at a doctor's office.
    • Noristerat Injection Created: Sunday, January 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This contraceptive injection contains the synthetic progestin hormone norethisterone enantate and provides 8 weeks of pregnancy protection.
    • No More Periods: The Safety of Continuous Birth Control Created: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Women are choosing to have no more periods. Extended cycle pills, like Seasonale, Seasonique, Lybrel, and Yaz can provide fewer periods, which can mean less pain, PMS, cramps, and mood swings. Wome...
    • Contraception Question Submission Form Created: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Use this form to email Dawn Stacey your contraception questions.
    • How To Skip Your Period Using NuvaRing Created: Friday, October 31, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn how to skip your period using the NuvaRing. Women can have no more periods by using the contraceptive ring. Use the ring to skip periods or reduce symptoms through continuous birth control u...
    • Nexplanon Created: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Nexplanon is the newer version of the birth control implant, Implanon. It only contains progestin and provides three years of pregnancy protection. Nexplanon is now available in the United States.
    • Home Pregnancy Tests Created: Thursday, July 05, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      How accurate are home pregnancy tests - really? Learn how home pregnancy tests work, the accuracy of home pregnancy tests, and whether to trust the results." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • About Abortion Created: Sunday, September 23, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Abortion means ending a pregnancy. Given that unintended pregnancy is an issue that affects thousands of people each year, abortion is one of the most common medical procedures performed in the Un...
    • Where To Buy Plan B One-Step Created: Thursday, September 03, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Do you need to buy Plan B One-Step? Find out where you can buy this emergency contraceptive as well as its generic alternatives, My Way and Next Choice One Dose.
    • How Much Does a Vasectomy Cost? Created: Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      How much does a vasectomy cost? Does insurance cover vasectomies? Does the cost of a vasectomy vary depending on where it is performed? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
    • Mirena Intrauterine Device Created: Sunday, May 27, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Mirena IUD provides a long-term birth control option without sterilization. Mirena releases the progestin, levonorgestrel. Learn more about this highly effective contraceptive device.
    • Combination Birth Control Pills Created: Friday, February 02, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Combination birth control pills have both estrogen and progestin. Learn all about the different brands of combination birth control pills, how they work, available pack sizes - everything you need ...
    • Depo Provera Created: Thursday, July 12, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Information about Depo Provera, the birth control shot. This progestin injection is a reversible method of prescription birth control. Find out the difference between the Depo Provera shot and its ...
    • How to Manage an IUD Pregnancy Created: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      IUDs are one of the most effective reversible birth control methods available. The Mirena IUD and ParaGard IUD are over 99% effective. Although these numbers are very promising, it also means that ...
    • Different Progestin Types Created: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      All combination birth control pills contain estrogen and progestin. There are eight progestin types that are used in oral contraceptives. Learn about the different progestin types including the fir...
    • Did My Birth Control Fail? Created: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      What if I'm pregnant? Many women may be thinking this if their period is late. Other questions you may have could include: Am I pregnant? Did my birth control fail? When will I know, and how can I...
    • Do Condom Sizes Really Matter? Created: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Do condom sizes really matter? You bet they do! Learn why it's important to have the right size condom and how to find the best condom match for you.
    • Getting Your Tubes Tied Created: Friday, August 17, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Tubal ligation (also known as having one's tubes tied) is a permanent form of female sterilization. This is a surgical procedure that closes off a woman's fallopian tubes. Learn more about the vari...
    • Real Women Discuss Their Experiences with the Lybrel Birth Control Pill Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Do you use the birth control pill, Lybrel, to prevent unplanned pregnancy? Or are you considering switching? Here's what some users think about Lybrel." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Which Hormonal Contraceptives Can Be an Effective Endometriosis Treatment? Created: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Various types of hormonal contraception (like Depo Provera, the Mirena IUD, Implanon, and extended cycle pills) may be an effective endometriosis treatment.
    • Reasons for Abortion Created: Monday, April 04, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The decision to have an abortion is generally decided by both diverse and interrelated reasons. Most women usually cite several reasons for abortion." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Fertility: Are There Certain Times To Be More Careful? Created: Sunday, December 24, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      A woman is most fertile and more likely to get pregnant when having intercourse around the time that she ovulates - read more on determining when one is most fertile, tips on predicting ovulation, ...
    • Fertility Chart iPhone Apps Created: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      If your iPhone has become an essential part of your life, so why not use it to assist in Natural Family Planning? Some great fertility chart iPhone apps have been developed and could be worth your ...
    • Birth Control Apps Created: Saturday, October 27, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Yep, there's an app for that! Check out some of these fun and helpful birth control apps.

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