birth control

  1. Mom & Dad

    When a vasectomy is the answer

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    Closing the baby-making doors is a hard decision to make, and for some families, vasectomies are the favored option. What is the...
  2. Orgasms & Sexual Health

    The right birth control method for you

    Babies are wonderful, but that doesn't mean you want to get pregnant every time you have sex. Follow your doctor's advice and our...
  3. Wellness

    Study says: Extra pounds counteract the morning-after pill

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    A European emergency contraception pill made with the same active ingredient as Plan B isn't effective in heavier women, the drug...
  4. Conditions

    Could birth control make you go blind?

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    Can taking birth control for more than three years increase your risk for developing glaucoma later on in life? A new study says "yes."
  5. Wellness

    The history of birth control

    Sure, the pill can cause nausea, bloating and headaches — but would you rather try to prevent pregnancy using crocodile poop? Yep,...
  6. Wellness

    How to prepare your daughter for her first gynecology visit

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    Is it time for your daughter to see a gynecologist? How can you help her prepare for her first visit? What shouldn't you do?
  7. Orgasms & Sexual Health

    Questions you should be asking your OB-GYN

    It's not easy to remember all the different things you should ask your OB-GYN when you go in for an annual visit. Forgetting to ask...
  8. Orgasms & Sexual Health

    Doctors weigh in on contraceptives

    Contraceptives can serve several purposes, from reducing the chances of pregnancy to treating hormonal problems. There is no "best"...
  9. Women's Health

    Plan B is now available to women of all ages

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    After a long battle, the FDA has approved the sale of Plan B One-Step — without age restrictions — at pharmacies.
  10. Women's Health

    FDA won't appeal Plan B decision

    The FDA supports a ruling on the morning-after pill that would make Plan B One-Step available over the counter to all ages.
  11. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    15-year-olds can get Plan B

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    The FDA approves purchase of the morning-after pill without a prescription.
  12. Mom & Dad

    Permanent birth control: Tubal ligation vs. vasectomy

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    Here's what you do know: You are ready to stop having kids. Here's what you don't know: How to decide on which type of permanent...
  13. Tweens, Teens & College

    Keep your sexually active daughter safe

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    You encouraged abstinence, but your daughter has chosen to become a sexually active teen. She’s too young to become a mother — so...
  14. Tweens, Teens & College

    Should you give your teen birth control?

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    Your teen has had a boyfriend for several months and although you’ve had the ongoing sex talk and are mostly confident that she...
  15. Mom & Dad

    4 Questions to ask your gynecologist

    No one likes heading to the gynecologist for an annual exam. Before you rush through your visit, tight-lipped and waiting for it to...
  16. Wellness

    All about IUD birth control

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    If you’re still searching for a birth control method that is effective, inexpensive and requires little effort, IUD birth control...
  17. Wellness

    Pass on the pill: Alternatives to birth control pills

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    The pill is a wonderful form of birth control that works well for many women, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. You may...
  18. Wellness

    IUD options: New birth control options for women

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    The IUD, or intrauterine device, is a method of birth control that is widely used throughout the world, and for good reason. It’s...
  19. Wellness

    Not your momma's pill: New birth control options for women

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    A lot has changed since the revolutionary release of the very first birth control pill in 1960. Today there are numerous options...
  20. Wellness

    Common IUD questions answered

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    You've heard of the IUD, but is it the right birth control for you? Unlike the pill, which you take daily, or barrier...