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Hormonal Changes During Perimenopause: What to Expect

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Hormonal Changes During Perimenopause: What to Expect

While menopause is a topic that’s heavily discussed in women’s health, perimenopause often flies under the radar despite being a significant and sometimes tumultuous phase of a woman’s life. This transitional period, marked by hormonal fluctuations and a myriad of symptoms, can catch many women off guard. 

At Copperstate Ob/Gyn, we believe that understanding the nuances of perimenopause is crucial for every woman’s well-being. In this blog, we’ll delve deep into the hormonal changes during perimenopause, shedding light on what to expect and how to navigate this transformative journey with grace and confidence.

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Hormonal Contraceptives: What They Are & How They Work

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Hormonal Contraceptives: What They Are & How They Work

In the world of women’s health, hormonal contraceptives have revolutionized the landscape of family planning. From preventing unwanted pregnancies to managing various gynecological conditions, these medications play a crucial role in the lives of millions of individuals worldwide.

But what exactly are hormonal contraceptives, and how do they work? 

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What is a Pap Smear, & Why Do You Need One?

A black woman gynecologist speaks with a black woman patient about scheduling her pap smear. The gynecologist is facing towards the viewer, and can be seen smiling, while the patient is facing away.

If you’re new to the world of gynecology, either because you’re young or you’ve just never gotten around to making an appointment, you might not know what a Pap smear is or why getting one is important. We’ve put together a simple overview of the Pap smear: what it is, what’s involved, when you need one, and why!

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