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7 Benefits of Skipping Periods With Birth Control

Tags: birth control, contraception, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, menstruation, ovarian cancer, periods, sex, uterine cancer

Taking your birth control pill continuously to avoid your period is safe and offers other benefits as well.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops

Tags: CDC, contraception, Depo-Provera, IUDs, IUS, pediatrics, pregnancy, sex, teenage pregnancy

New findings released by the National Center for Health Statistics finds teen pregnancy in the United States has hit a historic low.


You Don’t Have to Go With the Flow

Tags: contraception, D&C, fibroids, hysterectomy, menopause, menses, menstrual flow, Mirena, Natazia, perimenopausal

Just because many midlife perimenopausal women experience heavy menstrual flow, it does not mean you have to accept this.