Should You Try to Remove Your Own IUD?

It’s easy to stop taking most forms of birth control, but intrauterine devices are another story. One study found that only 1 in 5 women is able to successfully remove her own IUD; instead, you should make an appointment with a healthcare professional.

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Why Your Doctor Needs to Know What Vitamins and Supplements You Take

Every time you head to the doctor’s office, it’s the same question: “What medications are you taking?” You may know exactly which prescription medications you take every day, but even the most diligent patient may not realize how important it is to tell your healthcare provider about the over-the-counter medications and supplements you take, too.

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