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Dawn Stacey M.Ed, LMHC

Updated Articles and Resources

By Dawn Stacey M.Ed, LMHC

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Is Using Two Condoms Better Than Just Using One? Created: Thursday, September 18, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Does using two condoms provide better pregnancy protection than just using one? Double bagging condoms may seem like a good idea but condom use should be limited to using one condom at a time. What about the use of male condoms and female condoms?
    • Birth Control Effectiveness Created: Thursday, December 28, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A comparison of birth control effectiveness... find out the effectiveness of all birth control methods.
    • Common Birth Control Myths and Sex Myths Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Do you believe any of these sex myths? What are some common birth control myths? Time to separate the facts from the fiction.
    • Before You Have Your First Depo Provera Shot Created: Thursday, July 12, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn important safety information about the Depo Provera shot, and its effect on bone density, bone loss, and possible osteoporosis.
    • 10 Things to Stop Doing if You Want Effective Birth Control Created: Sunday, March 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Even though no birth control method is 100% effective, there are things that you should and shouldn’t do to make your birth control more effective. Here are 10 things to stop doing if you wan...
    • Mini Laparotomy Created: Thursday, September 23, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Mini laparotomy is one of the two most common methods of tubal ligation. A laparoscope is not used during a mini laparotomy. During this tubal ligation procedure, a small incision is made. The surg...
    • Mirena Intrauterine Device Created: Sunday, May 27, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 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.
    • What Are Continuous Cycle Pills? Created: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Do you want to be in control of your period? Continuous cycle pills are designed for continuous or extended use. These pills can help you skip periods or not have periods at all. Have all your questions about continuous cycle pills answered here!
    • Sir Richard's Condoms Created: Sunday, June 10, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Sir Richards Condoms come in four varieties. These vegan condoms are made of premium materials. Learn more about these condoms as find out how you can make a difference in a major global health crisis just by buying Sir Richard's Condoms.
    • Nexplanon Created: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 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.
    • ParaGard Intrauterine Device Created: Sunday, May 27, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      ParaGard, the Copper T 380A, is an IUD that releases copper, so it is hormone-free. ParaGard also lasts for 10 years! Learn about this highly effective FDA approved intrauterine device.
    • Sir Richard's Company Created: Sunday, June 10, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      The Sir Richard's Company has a socially-conscious approach to making condoms. They will donate one condom for every one bought.
    • Wet Naturals Beautifully Bare Lubricant Created: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Wet Naturals Beautifully Bare Lubricant is an enriched water lubricant for women. Paraben free and glycerin free and eco-friendly. Made for women by women.
    • Looking For Eco-Friendly Birth Control? Created: Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Are you trying to live a greener lifestyle (or wanting to start)? If so, here is my list of eco-friendly birth control methods.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...

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