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What You Need to Know About Birth Control

From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: In honor of National Condom Day today, Dr. Darria discusses what you need to know about birth control for women’s health with Dr. Shana Dowell.
Air Date: 2/17/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: Shana Dowell, MD
Dowell ShanaBoard-certified ob/gyn and mother of three young boys, Dr. Shana Dowell places a high value on communicating issues of women's health with her patients in an approachable manner, with a mix of empathy, compassion, and humor. Dr. Dowell is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University, and she is the Chair of the Obstetrics and Pediatrics Department of NorthCrest Medical Center. She also maintains a thriving general ob/gyn practice in Springfield,Tennessee. She holds a particular interest in the treatment of vulvar disorders. Dr. Dowell completed her residency at Columbia University and the University of Rochester.  She holds an M.D. from the University of Rochester, a M.S. from Georgetown University, and an A.B. from Columbia University.
    What You Need to Know About Birth Control
    Dr. Shana Dowell discusses many questions you might have for your OB/GYN about different birth control methods.

    Dr. Dowell explains the health risks associated with the birth control pill, IUDs, and Nexplanon.

    She will also go over how long you can safely stay on the pill, if it’s safe to skip periods and other medications and health conditions that could interfere with your birth control.
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