Facts, Myths, & Questions About HPV

Feb 26, 2019 8:05:50 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Health Services, Women's Issues

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Most people don’t like to talk about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as they often carry a negative social stigma. If you are one of the approximately 14 million people in the United States who will be infected this year with the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection (STI), there’s no need to be embarrassed. We’re here to help clear up the confusion and break the stigma.

With a staggering number of people affected by this one STI alone, we decided to take the time to talk about what HPV is, associated health issues, prevention, and dispel some myths concerning HPV.

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Your Guide to Postpartum Depression

Feb 19, 2019 7:38:55 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Pregnancy, Health Services, Women's Issues

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When thinking of a newborn baby, many people envision a picture-perfect image of a smiling, glowing mother side-by-side with her child. While countless women experience the joy and happiness that motherhood brings, nearly 80% will experience something called the “Baby Blues,” according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Unfortunately, 15% will experience something much more severe, called Postpartum Depression (PPD), which is an extreme variation of the baby blues.

Explore our guide to postpartum depression by learning the difference between PPD and the baby blues, signs and symptoms, causes, treatment options, risks and prevention, and when to see a provider.

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15 FAQs About Urogynecology

Feb 5, 2019 12:30:58 PM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Women's Issues

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At Metro OBGYN, we receive a lot of questions about urogynecology and pelvic health, so we decided it’s a good time to compile the most commonly asked questions into a brief guide. Below, you’ll find 15 frequently asked questions—and remember—if you’re suffering from pelvic pain, you’re not alone.

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The Importance of Annual Gynecological Exams

Jan 29, 2019 9:47:14 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Health Services, Women's Issues

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For many women, the thought of attending an annual gynecological exam can bring up feelings of embarrassment or anxiety, which, unfortunately, may lead to avoidance. Some women choose not to visit their gynecologist for modesty reasons or possibly because they are worried something may be wrong. In reality, annual gynecological exams are incredibly important for all women.

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Get Checked: It’s Cervical Health Awareness Month!

Jan 22, 2019 8:11:56 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Metro OBGYN News, Health Services, Women's Issues

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The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), and the United States Congress designated January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Marking January as an awareness month highlights the importance of prevention and education on cervical cancer, which is a preventable gynecologic disease.

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