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Ask Aviva #15: What do I do if my doctor won’t send me for a second opinion?

Dear Aviva, I have been experiencing pelvic and abdominal pain radiating to my low back, bloating, bowel irregularities, sudden bleeding, nausea and weight loss. My family doctor referred me to a gynecologist who said I am fine. The gynecologist was very dismissive when I asked if it could be cancer. I asked my family doctor […]

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Contraception in Israel Part #4: Other Options You May Not Have Thought About!

Many women stop using the pill (the COC or combined oral contraceptive – estrogen and progesterone) because of negative side effects. Migraines, family history of heart disease, high blood pressure are all medical risk factors that prevent women from using the regular pill. Decreased libido is also a big non-medical side effect, although one less

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Contraceptive Options in Israel #1: Hormonal Options

One of the most difficult systems to navigate in health care is that of a woman’s own health. In the 20 some odd years that I have lectured about health promotion, through the countless teenagers, young adults, newly married, and the over 60 crowd, there is always one common denominator that spans across culture, age

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