A laminaria which is about the size of a matchstick has been placed in the cervix. It is very important to return to the Clinic the next day. You must have someone accompany you home and stay with you to provide care as needed. If you have heavy bleeding, strong cramps that do not settle, a fever or chills, you should go to the Emergency Department.
The skin patch, Evra, is a once a week birth control method. The patch will not be prescribed for women who smoke and are older than 35. The risk of heart attack and stroke are too high. This pamphlet identifies who should not use the patch, how to use the patch, and some important points to remember when using the patch.
Birth control pills are more than 99% effective when taken properly. Some medications that make birth control pills less effective are listed. You can become pregnant if you forget a pill or if you are 4 hours late in taking a pill. The best action to take if you miss 1 pill, miss 2 pills or miss your period is given. The benefits and disadvantages of birth control pills are given.
This pamphlet was prepared to provide information about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and the vaccine that can help prevent it. It reviews how HPV is spread, how the vaccine works and its’ safety as well as who should consider having it.
An ectopic pregnancy is when the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube. The fertilized egg will grow in the fallopian tube, stretching it until it could eventually rupture (break open). This pamphlet explains if ectopic pregnancies are common, why test for an ectopic pregnancy, if there are symptoms to watch for when waiting for blood test results, and how the test results will be delivered.