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left to right Kay Pippin, Gail Chapman, Andy Welch, June Wood
education is the HEART OF THE HENRY COUNTY CHAMBER ER
FEATURES: • BECOMING A MASTER GARDENER WITH TOM WISE • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: VOLLEYBALL POWERHOUSE, CHELSEA BRADDY • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ELIZABETH FALLAS
Birth Control the Right Decision
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very day, people make choices about their health. One of the most important choices, for both men and women, involves family planning. Nearly half of pregnancies [49%] are unintended and half of those unintended pregnancies occur during a month that some form of birth control was used. Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions about the different forms of contraception that are available and the health risks involved with each one. “For women who have completed childbearing, there is no need to take a pill every day or continue to worry about unplanned pregnancy,” says Dr. Simpson-Jones of Women’s Health Specialists. “A permanent birth control procedure, called Essure, is a great option for women who have completed their families.” Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that can be performed in the comfort of a physician’s office in about thirteen minutes — without hormones, cutting, burning or any of the risks associated with surgery and general anesthesia. During the procedure, small, flexible micro-inserts are placed in the woman’s fallopian tubes through the vagina and cervix. Within three months, the body forms a natural barrier around the micro-inserts that prevents the sperm from reaching the egg. A woman must continue to use another form of birth control during this time. Three months after the Essure procedure, a doctor will perform an Essure Confirmation Test to confirm that the tubes are fully blocked and that the woman can rely on Essure for permanent birth control. Having confirmation that the procedure is successful relieves the fear of an unplanned pregnancy and the routine of temporary birth control. “Every woman must make the decision about whether or not permanent birth control is the right solution for her and her family. For many women, the ability to take control over their fertility and know that they are permanently protected from
future pregnancies is very empowering and liberating,” continues Dr. Simpson-Jones. “Permanent birth control allows women to be more spontaneous with their partners and allows them to focus more on their families and their relationships.” Developed, manufactured and marketed by Conceptus Inc., the Essure procedure has been FDA-approved since 2002. It is 99.8% percent effective and is the only birth control method with zero pregnancies* Most insurance companies cover the cost of the Essure procedure. However, patients should check with their insurance provider or physician’s oﬃce to be certain. Visit www. essure.com to learn more about Essure.
* BASED ON 4 YEARS OF CLINICAL DATA.... The Essure procedure may not be suitable for all women and there are risks. The procedure is not reversible, and you must use another form of birth control for at least three months following the procedure. Risks may include cramping/pain, nausea/vomiting, dizziness/lightheadedness, bleeding/spotting. Visit www.essure.com for a complete list of risks and considerations. ©2008. All rights reserved. Conceptus and Essure are registered trademarks and your Family is Complete your Choice is Clear is a service mark of Conceptus Inc.
Let’s talk about whether Essure is right for you. Call our office today 770-474-0064. Sheryl Simpson-Jones, MD Kimberly Mcintosh, MD Temitope Olubuyide, MD Women’s Health Specialists at Eagle’s Landing 115 Eagle Spring Drive Stockbridge, GA 30281
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features MASTER GARDENER Lifetime Master Gardener, Tom Wise, opens up his heart, his home and his garden to Henry County ........................................................41
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Defines the term ‘more than just a pretty face’, on the volleyball court and in the classroom. Chelsea Braddy is making a difference at Woodland High School here in Henry County .................................................... 53
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