Author Archives: Jennifer Kurkowski, Nurse Practitioner - Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

About Jennifer Kurkowski, Nurse Practitioner - Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

I'm an instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine.

As a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, I see patients at Texas Children’s Hospital (Main Campus and West Campus).

The New HPV Vaccine: What Should I Know About It?

What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV)? Who should receive the HPV vaccine? What should I know about it? In today’s blog post, I answer all these questions and more – starting … Full Entry »

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Birth Control Pills And Antibiotics

Many women believe and are still told that if they are taking antibiotics, their birth control pill will be less effective. They are told that if they are on antibiotics … Full Entry »

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Understanding Emergency Contraception

Currently in the United States there are 2 emergency contraceptive pills, Plan B (levonorgestrel) and Ella (ulipristal). Plan B is the most widely used emergency contraceptive method and has been … Full Entry »

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer in women, anal cancer in men and genital warts in both men and women. HPV is the … Full Entry »

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Birth Control Pills: 10 Ways They Help Young Women

Many women of reproductive age will take hormone pills, more commonly known as birth control pills, at some point during their lives. Many people may not realize that this medication … Full Entry »

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