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    Natural Ways to Ease PMS

    I’ve yet to meet a woman who enjoys being on her period or experiencing the lovely mood changes that often come with it. Many women ...

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    How to Not Have a Period

    The beach vacation you have been looking forward to for months. The 22 hour plane ride to Tokyo. Your honeymoon. What do these things ...

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    ‘Free Bleeding’: A Gynecologist Weighs In

    I have run enough marathons that seeing people poop their pants in the last miles of the race is no big deal. I also know women who have …

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    What to Expect When You Stop ‘The Pill’

    There are thousands of prescription medications, but when someone talks about “the pill,” you know what she means: the birth control pill. ...

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    How Well Do You Know Your Tampon?

    My first period came when I was 13 years old. It is a day I will remember forever –not because it made me finally feel like a woman, but ...

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    Could You Have Fibroids and Not Know?

    My first patient this morning, a normally chipper young lady, greeted me with a somber nod. When I asked what was wrong, she took a deep ...

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    All About ‘The Pill’

    Standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, I’m always amused by the obnoxious medical headlines on women’s magazines. Today it was ...

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    What Can I Do About My Period Cramps?

    50% of all women will experience menstrual cramps at some point in their life. Which is a nice medical way of saying that half of you have ...

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    I Have No Sex Drive – Could It Be My Hormones?

    In the office this week I saw a frazzled soccer mom, a newlywed, an executive empty nester and a marathoner all with the same symptom: low ...

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    Structural Causes of Too-Heavy Periods

    Roughly 60% of women between 30 and 50 who experience heavy menstrual bleeding have a structural problem with their uterus. ...

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    Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO, is a board-certified OB/GYN in private practice in Franklin, TN, and serves as the vice chief of staff at Williamson Medical Center. She is the co-author of The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood and The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey through Baby’s First Year.