woman thinking

Morning-After Pill: Your Weight Plays a Role

Tags: birth control, contraception, IUDs, obesity, pregnancy, sex

A European manufacturer of emergency contraception pills says they’re not effective in women who weigh more than 176 pounds. Other, more reliable contraception can prevent morning-after uncertainty.


woman holding hot water bottle on stomach

Skip Periods With Birth Control (Video)

Tags: birth control, periods, video

Colleen Raymond, MD, OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic, explains how hormonal birth control pills can be safely used to skip periods.


birth control pills

Birth Control Injections: Pros and Cons (Video)

Tags: birth control, contraception, pregnancy, sex

Colleen Raymond, MD, OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic, talks about Depo-Provera, a hormonal birth control option.


IUD birth control

IUDs and Implants: Safe Options for Young Women

Tags: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ACOG, birth control, contraception, fertility, IUDs, pregnancy, teenage pregnancy

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued new guidelines approving other — possibly more effective — options to condoms, pills and patches.


patient talking to her doctor

What’s It Like to Get an IUD?

Tags: birth control, contraception, IUD, pregnant

Thinking about an IUD method of birth control? It only takes minutes to insert, and then you’re set for years. Find out more about this procedure.