STD / Women's Health

STD Symptoms in Women: Recognize the Signs

STD Symptoms in Women: Recognize the Signs Sexually transmitted diseases are infections, usually bacterial but sometimes caused by fungi or viruses, that are specifically passed from one person to another through any sort of sexual contact. While many people assume this only refers to vaginal or anal intercourse, sexual contact can include oral sex, kissing, and […]

Alexa Englehart
Cancer / Women's Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose is to help increase awareness of breast cancer and help with early detection. Breast cancer is the second-most common type of cancer in women (although men can get breast cancer, also). In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019, we’re going to discuss the symptoms, causes, different […]

Jennifer Nelson
Online Doctor / Women's Health / Yeast Infection

Can You Get a Yeast Infection from Sex?

Can You Get a Yeast Infection from Sex? For women, yeast infections can be a part of life. Statistics show that 3 in every 4 women will experience one at some point throughout their lives. It is a common misconception that yeast infections are Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), as they can occur for a variety […]

Laurel Klafehn
Women's Health / Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection What is a yeast infection? Normally, your vagina contains a healthy balance of bacteria and an organism called Candida. But changes in this healthy balance can occur if there is an upset of the natural balance of bacteria and yeast, like fluctuations of vaginal acidity and increased numbers of organisms growing. Candida cells […]

Christina Wedberg
Women's Health / Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection Symptoms in Women

Yeast Infection Symptoms in Women Yeast infections can happen at any time, and anyone who has ever had one knows how itchy and uncomfortable they can be. In fact, yeast infections are very common among women. Approximately 75% of women have had one or more yeast infections during their life and about 45% may have […]

Christina Wedberg
Birth Control / Women's Health

Birth Control Pill Effectiveness

Taking the birth control can be a safe and effective way to help keep you from getting pregnant, but certain factors may reduce its effectiveness. Read on to find out more about the effectiveness of birth control pills. How Effective Are Birth Control Pills? No contraceptive is foolproof. For maximum effectiveness, it is important to […]

Christina Wedberg
Birth Control / Women's Health

How to Get Birth Control Without a Doctor

Can you get birth control without a doctor? Birth control and contraceptives are typically prescribed by a doctor and can be more difficult to come by without a prescription. The birth control methods that are available without a prescription are also much more limited and may not provide you with the best choices for you. […]

Leah McCabe
Women's Health

5 Ways to Celebrate this Women’s Health and Fitness Day

What will you do for your health? Happy Women’s Health and Fitness Day from all of us here at PlushCare! Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can celebrate a healthy lifestyle today. 1. Change up your workout routine Mixing up your workout routine can be super fun, plus it comes with […]

Sofie Wise
Antibiotics / Women's Health

Antibiotics For Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful condition where uterine lining grows outside the uterus. It affects up to 10 percent of all women. Lets take a closer look at endometriosis and how to treat it. What is endometriosis? The tissue that grows inside the uterus and sheds every month during menstruation (your period) is called the endometrium. […]

Jennifer Nelson
Birth Control / Online Prescription / Women's Health

Get Birth Control Prescription Online

PlushCare takes content accuracy seriously so that we can be your trusted source of medical information. Most articles are reviewed by M.D.s, Ph.D.s, NPs, or NDs. Click here to meet the healthcare professionals behind the blog. Get a Birth Control Prescription Online Since being approved by the FDA in 1960, oral contraceptives known as birth […]

Dr. Heidi Lightfoot
UTI / Women's Health

Medication to Treat UTIs

What is a UTI? A UTI is a urinary tract infection that affects any part of your urinary system. Your urinary system contains your urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys. Most infections start in the lower urinary tract which includes your bladder and urethra. UTIs are generally more common in women than in men. Symptoms of […]

Christina Wedberg
Birth Control / Women's Health

What is Low Estrogen Birth Control?

What are estrogens? Estrogens are hormones that drive sexual and reproductive development in women. Aside from being responsible for female characteristics, menstruation and reproductive function, some forms of estrogen are used for medical purposes, especially the type in birth control pills, which send feedback to the brain to prevent ovulation and thwart the production of […]

Jillian Stenzel
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