Why should I take Folic Acid?

Maybe you’ve heard your mom, sisters, or friends talk about taking folic acid.  Why should you take it?  If you are a woman between 15 and 45 years of age, the U.S. Public Health Service and the CDC recommends that you take 400 mcg of folic acid each day. There are several reasons to take... Read more »

Why is Gonorrhea in the News?

This video shows what’s happening with gonorrhea, especially the trouble we’re having treating it. This is not a new problem – physicians and epidemiologists have been following this for decades.  The video highlights why it’s worth every effort to avoid becoming infected with gonorrhea. How would you avoid becoming infected with gonorrhea?  Do the STD... Read more »

What are my chances of getting pregnant

Are you thinking about having sex or have you had sex already? What are your odds of getting pregnant if you use condoms? Condoms are the most common type of birth control. Studies show that if 100 women have unprotected sex for a year, 85 of them will become pregnant.  Of those who use a male… Read more »

Someone I know wants an abortion…what do I do?

Your friend, sister, or daughter just told you she is pregnant.  You may be shocked or disappointed in her.  Think about how she is feeling too.  She is facing an overwhelming situation and needs you right now!  Perhaps she has told you she is considering abortion or is seeking out an abortion.  You can show… Read more »

How far along am I really?

Pregnancy dating can be confusing and for many reasons you may want to know exactly how far along you are.  You may be considering abortion or checking out abortion alternatives.  Dating a pregnancy is also important at times when talking with the father of the baby.  He may want to know that the dates make… Read more »

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception (EC) is intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.  Two types of EC are Plan B One-Step and Ella. Plan B One Step is a single pill that contains a large amount of a progestin hormone found in some birth control pills.  Plan B is taken within 72 hours of… Read more »

Post-Abortion

Some women who have had an abortion feel as if they are all alone.  However, 33% of American women have had an abortion.  Not many of these women ever talk about their abortion.  Professional counselors have discovered that many women who’ve had an abortion are unable to process painful thoughts and emotions that arise from… Read more »

Father of the Baby: Men and Abortion

In Michigan, men have no legal right in a woman’s abortion.  However, studies have revealed that a father has significant influence in the decision regarding the life of his unborn baby.  An unplanned pregnancy can leave both the mother and the father feeling powerless, upset, and scared.  This important decision affects all three (mother, father,… Read more »

Legal Rights for Women Seeking Abortion

If you are considering abortion, you can protect your health and safety by knowing your legal rights.  You have the right to insist that the abortionist is a licensed physician.  You also have the right to know if the physician has ever had a history of malpractice or has ever had his/her license to practice… Read more »