birth control

  1. Wellness

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. Wellness

    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...
  4. Tweens, Teens & College

    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...
  5. New mom health and wellness

    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...
  6. Wellness

    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...
  7. Sex Facts & Studies

    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...
  8. Orgasms & Sexual Health

    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...
  9. Wellness

    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...
  10. Conditions

    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...
  11. Tweens, Teens & College

    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...
  12. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    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...
  13. Teen Health & Wellness

    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...
  14. Wellness

    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...
  15. Wellness

    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...
  16. Wellness

    Permanent birth control option: Essure for women who don’t want to have children

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    If you are sure you don't want to have children but the thought of getting your tubes-tied seems too scary, invasive and...
  17. Wellness

    Birth control: Barrier methods for women

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    After you give birth, you can get pregnant even before your period returns! It's smart to plan ahead, and to research your options...