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Dawn Stacey M.Ed, LMHC

Updated Articles and Resources

By Dawn Stacey M.Ed, LMHC

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Am I Pregnant? Quiz – Having Pregnancy Symptoms? Created: Sunday, May 13, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Are you having pregnancy symptoms? Figure out whether or not you could be pregnant by taking our simple Am I Pregnant quiz.
    • Unplanned Pregnancy Help Created: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Am I pregnant? Did my birth control fail? Many women may be thinking this if their period is late. Not sure what to do? If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you are not alone.
    • Trojan Double Ecstasy Condoms Created: Monday, June 09, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Trojan Double Ecstasy Condoms - twice the pleasure! Ultrasmooth lubricant for him and a warming intensified lubricant for her. Feels like nothing’s there.
    • ParaGard Intrauterine Device Created: Sunday, May 27, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      ParaGard, the Copper T 380A, is an IUD that releases copper, so it is 100% hormone-free. Better yet, ParaGard also lasts for 10 years!
    • Mirena Intrauterine Device Created: Sunday, May 27, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Mirena IUD provides up to 5 years of birth control by slowly releasing progestin. Mirena is safe and very effective. Is this your perfect IUD option?
    • Skyla IUD Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Introducing Skyla, the new mini IUD, Mirena's little sister. Want long-term, effective protection and haven't had a child? Sklya may be for you!
    • IUD Risks and Complications Created: Monday, June 16, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Are IUDs safe? There is so much stigma around IUD safety. Here's the truth about IUD risks and possible Mirena, Skyla, and ParaGard IUD complications.
    • So You Want to Get an IUD? Created: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Wondering about how to get an IUD? Mirena, Skyla and ParaGard are great IUD options. Are you a good IUD candidate?
    • All About the IUD Created: Friday, July 03, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      An IUD is a small, flexible contraceptive device shaped like the letter T. Long-lasting, super effective and completely reversible, an IUD may be just what you need!
    • Skyla vs. Mirena Created: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      How does the Skyla IUD differ from Mirena? Skyla, Mirena, and ParaGard IUDs have some things in common, but not all IUDs are created equally.
    • When Do You Ovulate? Created: Thursday, February 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Many women want to know when do you ovulate? Find out who ovulates as well as what leads up to ovulation, when ovulation occurs and what happens afterwards.
    • Myths About Sex Under Water Created: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Is sex under water safe? Can a woman become pregnant during under water sex? Crazy myths about sex in jacuzzis, hot tubs, pools and ocean.
    • Plan B EC - "The Morning After Pill" Created: Sunday, February 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Plan B is now Plan B One-Step. The old Plan B was a brand of a progestin-only pill (levonorgestrel) approved by the FDA specifically for emergency contraception (EC). Plan B is also referred to as the morning after pill. Find about Plan B effectiveness, whether or not these EC pills actually need to be taken the morning after unprotected sex , where to buy morning after pills and how much does Plan B cost. The history of the morning after pill and Plan B effectiveness is also discussed.
    • Birth Control Travel Tips Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Birth control travel tips - follow these contraception vacation tips to ensure that birth control (or lack of it) does not ruin your travel plans.
    • Did My Birth Control Fail? Created: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 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 tell if I'm pregnant? What do I do if I have an unintended pregnancy?
    • What Do Religions Say About Birth Control and Family Planning? Created: Monday, September 10, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      For many people, religion plays a significant role in influencing decisions about birth control use. Early Islamic medical texts, ancient Jewish sources, and sacred Hindu scriptures all make refere...
    • How To Talk to Your Partner about Birth Control and Sex Created: Sunday, January 07, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Discussing your feelings and decisions about contraception with your partner may be embarrassing, but it is important that you have this discussion. Decisions about birth control methods should be ...
    • Guide to Birth Control and Safe Water Sex Created: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Is sex under water safe? Some people may tend spice up their sex life while vacationing in romantic places. Having water sex requires planning ahead of time, since birth control that contain spermi...
    • Depo Provera Created: Thursday, July 12, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 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 ...
    • Guide to What to Expect During the First Year of Depo Provera Use Created: Friday, July 13, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Information about Depo Provera, the birth control shot. This injection is a reversible method of prescription birth control method. Use this guide to learn what to expect during your first year of ...
    • Condom Size Chart Created: Sunday, August 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Look no farther - here is the comprehensive condom size chart you've been waiting for! It includes many of your favorite condom brands - LifeStyles, Trojan, Beyond 7, Durex, Kimino, Sensis and Caution Wear. From super snug to XL condoms, this condom size chart has all the information you need to find the perfect condom fit.
    • Types of Pregnancy Tests Created: Monday, May 21, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 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.
    • Factors to Consider Regarding the Effectiveness of Contraception Created: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      When deciding on a contraceptive method, certain birth control considerations may come into play. The effectiveness of contraception may or may not be an important consideration. Evaluating the eff...
    • How To Respond to Men's Excuses for Not Wanting to Wear a Condom Created: Friday, January 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      It is not uncommon for women to hear all types of men not wanting to wear a condom excuses. If you find youself wondering how to respond to men's excuses for not wanting to wear a condom, here are ...
    • Getting Your Tubes Tied Created: Friday, August 17, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 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...
    • Condom Types Created: Friday, October 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      When choosing a condom, consider whether it is for sex play or for contraception.Read the label to see if it is FDA approved and check the expiration date.
    • Top Pill Myths Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      There are many common myths about the pill - here are the top 10 pill myths. Learn the truth about the pill!
    • Wondering What Condoms Are Made Of? Created: Monday, April 23, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Have you ever stopped to wonder what condoms are made of? Many condom manufacturers don't tell you this information. What's in your favorite condoms?
    • Fertility: Are There Certain Times To Be More Careful? Created: Sunday, December 24, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 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, ...
    • Blood Pregnancy Tests Created: Friday, July 06, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Information about blood pregnancy tests. Pregnancy tests detect the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone in the blood. Learn what to expect from a blood pregnancy tests. The differences betwe...
    • Home Pregnancy Tests Created: Thursday, July 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 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...
    • Depo Bleeding: Will It Ever Stop? Created: Friday, April 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 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?...

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