birth control

  1. Well-being

    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...
  2. Well-being

    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...
  3. Well-being

    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...
  4. Well-being

    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...
  5. Well-being

    Common birth control misconceptions

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    You know that you need to use birth control if you're not interested in getting pregnant, but how much do you really know about how...
  6. Women's Health

    Benefits of an IUD

    Birth control has come a long way since it was approved for use as a contraceptive in 1960. If you're still searching for an...
  7. Well-being

    What's the right birth control option for me?

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    Choosing birth control is a personal choice, and the right method may change based on your stage of life and what you want for the...
  8. Parenting

    Restrictions remain on morning-after pill sales to minors

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    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA's plans to make the morning-after pill, Plan B, available...
  9. Baby

    Birth control after baby

    Unless you’re hoping to get pregnant immediately after giving birth (something most doctors advise against), it’s important to start...
  10. Well-being

    Birth control campaign: Let’s Go There

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    Actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher, known for her TV role as Reba’s teenage daughter on Reba , is taking a stand for young women. She...
  11. Sex

    Why aren't you using a condom?

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    Everyone knows why you should use a condom, but many men and women still aren't doing it. Various sex surveys indicated that only...
  12. Sex

    Sexual health tips

    Sexual health concerns, such as STDs, can lead to long-term complications and even death. Visit your doctor regularly and be honest...
  13. Well-being

    Sexual health: IUDs are safe and effective

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    Intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception are safe and effective, but only a small fraction of women in the US use them. Despite...
  14. Well-being

    Polycystic ovary syndrome: PCOS, infertility and insulin resistance

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    Some women have a whole raft of symptoms – excess facial hair, acne, hair loss, easily accumulated “belly fat” and messed-up periods...
  15. Parenting

    The teens and birth control debate

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    Does teaching teens about birth control promote promiscuity? That is at the heart of this debate. Most parents want their teens to...
  16. Children's Health

    Common pediatric gynecological issues

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    While adolescence may be a turbulent time for many young women, it can be the ideal time to educate them about preventive health...
  17. K-12

    Discussing sex and birth control with your teen

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    Reality shows such as 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom are showing the truth about what can happen to teenagers who don’t know the...
  18. Well-being

    The emergency contraception controversy

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    Emergency contraceptives are a controversial topic and many of the facts circulating about them are either incorrect or outdated. To...
  19. Well-being

    Birth control pills: Facts you need to know

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    After almost 50 years on the market, the "Pill" continues to be one of the most popular and effective forms of birth control. More...