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.
Maybe you’re ready to try to get pregnant, or maybe you want to switch to another kind of birth control. Whatever the reason, if you’re ready to stop using your current form of birth control, an Ob/Gyn tells you what you need to know.
There’s nothing like a late period to add some extra stress to your life. The most obvious culprit — pregnancy — is one possibility, but there are lots of other reasons. An Ob/Gyn explains why late periods happen and what to do if yours is MIA.
If you’ve forgotten to take a birth control pill, you’re likely wondering what you should do next. An Ob/Gyn discusses what to do if you forget a pill, your risk of pregnancy and other side effects to watch for.
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