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Category: General Health

The Vaginal Ring Hormonal Contraceptive

The vaginal ring is a small, round, flexible, plastic device that is inserted inside your vagina to help prevent pregnancy. It has hormones estrogen and progestin in their synthetic forms. Just like the patch, it releases hormones directly into your bloodstream once put in your vagina to actively stop pregnancy. The vaginal ring is a prescription only contraceptive and therefore you cannot obtain it over the counter. When the vaginal ring is used correctly, it is 99% effective. How does the vaginal ring work? Like most contraceptives, the vaginal ring… Read more The Vaginal Ring Hormonal Contraceptive

The Patch Hormonal Contraceptive

One of the simplest contraceptives to use, the patch also known as a trans-dermal contraceptive is a hormonal contraceptive that is placed on the skin on a weekly basis to prevent pregnancy. It has the hormones estrogen and progestin that make it work effectively. When the patch is used correctly, it is 99% effective to prevent pregnancy and helps manage other symptoms during your cycle. How does the patch work? The patch has hormones estrogen and progestin that get absorbed into your bloodstream through the skin. Once absorbed, these hormones… Read more The Patch Hormonal Contraceptive

Answers To 11 Common Questions About COVID-19

The COVID-19 disease hit the world with a bang in the year 2020. It was declared a Public Health Emergency internationally on 30 January 2020 and declared a global pandemic on 11 March 2020. Let’s answer some of the questions you may have about COVID-19. When was COVID-19 identified? COVID-19 was officially identified on the 31 of December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) was notified about a pneumonia like disease killing people in Wuhan District in China. The Chinese authorities referred to it as 2019-nCoV. Where did COVID-19 originate… Read more Answers To 11 Common Questions About COVID-19