Family Planning Awareness Month

During April, Family Planning Awareness Month gives those of us in the reproductive medicine a good reason to promote healthy living and the importance of family planning.

Good parenting begins even before conception with proper prenatal care including good nutrition, regular health exams and practicing safe sex to avoid the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases which when left untreated, can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, an infection that causes scarring of the fallopian tubes which can lead to infertility. It is important to protect your health by engaging in protected sexual intercourse, getting tested regularly by your physician and talking with your partner about their current and past sexual history.

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