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  • End of Summer and Back to School

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on August 8, 2016
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    Many students around the country are getting ready to head off to college this week. They are buying sheets, books and desk lamps. Here are a few other for students and parents to add to the prep lists. Healthcare Do you have private health insurance? Are you covered under your parent’s plan? Does the school cover basic health care needs? […]
  • Why I am Pro-Choice

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on January 22, 2016
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    I spent three hours with her on Wednesday. I held her hand, rubbed her back and reminded her to take deep breaths. Three hours later, it was over. She had made it through. She delivered a beautiful, healthy baby boy. No epidural, no intervention, just like she wanted. In those hours, I was energized by the bonds that formed between […]
  • The Pill–Over the Counter

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on January 6, 2016
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    This is definitely something good. For those of you who worry: *birth control pills have fewer serious side effects for fewer women than many medicines currently available off the shelf *accessible, reliable birth control reduces unintended pregnancy *accessible, reliable birth control does not increase the percentage of teens having sex *the Oregon law got it right in requiring health coverage […]
  • Heart Disease–a women’s issue

    By admin on February 23, 2015
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    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all Americans. Nearly twice as many women in the United States die of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases than die from all forms of cancer, including breast cancer. Most women are well aware of the effect cancer can have in their lives  however we often overlook the role of […]
  • Speak UP!

    By admin on June 6, 2014
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    Have you ever been nervous bout telling your doctor what is really going on?  This happens to everyone at one time or another but we encourage you to  Speak UP!  Check out these videos from the Joint Commission for tips on how to make sure your doctor hears what you have to say.These tools work at home too.   http://americaneg.vo.llnwd.net/o16/joint_commission/Speak_Up_at_the_Doctors_Office.mp4
  • Invisible Pregnancy

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on May 10, 2014
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    So here’s a funny thing. Rape  and abortion are often in the news a lot. People opine about whether abortion is allowed in cases of rape, what god intended about rape, about a ‘life’ that is created from rape and how women’s bodies can fend off pregnancies after rape.  But is usually not in the news is pregnancy. I don’t mean the-test-is-positive I’m […]
  • Welcome

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on October 18, 2013
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    Welcome to the Central Phoenix Obstetrics and Gynecology blog. Our goal is to use this space to bring you up to date, reliable information on issues important to women. You can help keep it relevant by emailing us with your questions and curiosities. This space can’t possibly substitute for the care and advice of a trusted clinician but we can […]

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