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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Your Guide to Going Off of Birth Control

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.

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Why Is My Period Late?

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.

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How Long Should Your Period Last?

Periods can be puzzling. Some people have two or three days of bleeding, while others see Aunt Flo for an entire week. And is it normal to have really light — or really heavy — bleeding each month? An Ob/Gyn explains.

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