Obstetrician Roy UT

For the cycle'stopping pills, the hormonal ingredients are virtually identical to those in the conventional birth-control pill introduced nearly 50 years ago. The big difference? They lack the seven placebo pills that prompt withdrawal bleeding (a sort-of “fake” or anovulatory period).

Dr.Julia Johanson
1525 East 6000 South
Ogden, UT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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James William Starley, MD
(801) 479-1641
125 East 5350 South South
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1972

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Jed Paul Naisbitt, MD
(801) 625-2229
1525 E 6000 S
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Ut; Ogden Reg Med Ctr, Ogden, Ut
Group Practice: Circle Of Life Womens Ctr

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Leo Monte Stevenson, MD
(801) 621-1781
555 East 5300 South South
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Davis Hosp & Med Ctr, Layton, Ut; Mc Kay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Ut; Ogden Reg Med Ctr, Ogden, Ut
Group Practice: Discreet Physician Care

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Byron Hunter Naisbitt, MD
(801) 621-1822
1525 E 6100 S
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1947

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Layne Alan Smith, MD
(801) 476-6920
6096 S 1250 E
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr.Rodney Merrill
(801) 479-1641
425 E 5350 S # 125
Ogden, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Ogden Reginal
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Andrew David Simmons
(801) 479-2560
5475 South 500 East
Ogden, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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David Roy Bierer, MD
1525 E 6100 S
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1990

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Leo M Stevenson
(801) 621-1781
555 E 5300 S #7
Ogden, UT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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The End of the Period?

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By Lisa Marshall

Some see menstruation as a curse that dashes vacation plans, cramps our bellies (and our styles), and wreaks havoc on our emotions. Others embrace it as a welcome sign of health and an integral part of womanhood. But in an age when a pill exists for everything, a growing number of women look toward one that can render their menstrual cycle something else entirely: optional.

Since the ’60s, the birth-control pill has allowed women to suppress ovulation (the release of an egg). If taken a certain way, it also allows women to suppress menstruation (the shedding of the uterine lining, aka your period). Today, “skipping your period is also an option, and I think a lot more women are going to start doing it,” says gynecologist Leslie Miller, MD, who founded the website noperiod.com in 2000 to promote the idea of using contraception to keep menses at bay.

A number of drug companies have made it easier than ever. In July 2007, Lybrel came onto the market as the first oral contraceptive designed not only to prevent pregnancy, but also to eliminate periods for a year or more. Before that came Seasonale and Seasonique, “extended-cycle” birth-control pills expressly marketed to reduce menses to four times a year—transforming “that time of the month” into “that time of the season.” Two other products, Yaz and Loestrin 24, reduce bleeding time to three days or fewer, while Depo Provera, a quarterly injection, and to a lesser degree the Merina intrauterine device (IUD), can actually halt periods completely.

For the cycle-stopping pills, the hormonal ingredients are virtually identical to those in the conventional birth-control pill introduced nearly 50 years ago. The big difference? They lack the seven placebo pills that prompt withdrawal bleeding (a sort-of “fake” or anovulatory period). “When you take the placebo pills, your estrogen and progesterone levels fall, and you shed your endometrium,” explains Susan Ernst, MD, chief of gynecology services for the University Health Service at the University of Michigan.

Unlike the conventional Pill, these new versions are marketed to all women (not just sexually active ones) by a slew of ads, industry-sponsored blogs, and websites touting “freedom” from that pesky bleeding. “Fewer periods. More possibilities!” cheers one Seasonale ad.

Not everyone brims with enthusiasm, however. Amid the media blitz has come a fury of outrage, from both physicians who fear we may be in store for another “women’s health experiment gone awry,” and feminists who wonder what message we are sending our daughters.

“It’s a horrifying prospect,” says Susan Rako, MD, a Boston psychiatrist and author of The Blessings of the Curse: No More Periods? ( www.Backinprint.com , 2006). “Encouraging healthy young girls and women to do away with their periods for the sake of convenience, without educating them about the health benefits of a normal menstrual cycle—as well as the risks of menstrual suppression—is irresponsible ...

Author: Lisa Marshall

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