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Alcohol & Birth Control – What You Need To Know

Does alcohol reduce the effectiveness of the pill? Alcohol does not affect the functioning of the birth control pill. According to Planned Parenthood, the following forms of contraception will continue to work in the same way if a person drinks … Continue reading

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The Most Common Birth Control Pill Side Effects

Common side effects of oral contraceptives include: intermenstrual spotting, nausea, breast tenderness, headaches, weight gain, mood changes, missed periods, decreased libido, vaginal discharge and visual changes with contact lenses. Let’s look at each of these side effects in detail below:   1. Intermenstrual spotting … Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About IUD Removal

A guide to IUD removal Removal of an IUD usually takes place at a clinician’s office. It should only be carried out by a qualified healthcare professional. A device can be taken out at any time during the menstrual cycle. … Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About Period Symptoms

Women experience a monthly bleeding cycle in which the lining of the uterus is shed and released through the vagina. This is referred to as menstruation or a period. Most often, the first menstrual period is experienced by young girls … Continue reading

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New Research Shows Link Between Vitamin D And Birth Control

Researchers have found that women who are taking estrogen-based birth control pills have higher quantities of circulating vitamin D; similarly, women who stop taking these contraceptives face a significant drop in vitamin D levels. Vitamin D’s primary role is to maintain the … Continue reading

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Study Shows Smart Phone Fertility Apps Unlikely To Help Plan Or Prevent Pregnancy

We are increasingly relying on smartphone apps to help keep track of our health; a recent survey found that more than half of smartphone users in the United States have downloaded such a tool. But according to a new study, … Continue reading

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Use, Advantages and Effectiveness of Female Condoms

  A female condom is a flexible pouch inserted into the vagina or anus before sex. Their role is to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. During intercourse, these thin silicone-coated polyurethane or nitrile sheaths collect ejaculated semen. The female condom … Continue reading

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A Listing Of The 10 Most Common Birth Control Pill Side Effects

Common side effects of oral contraceptives include: intermenstrual spotting, nausea, breast tenderness, headaches, weight gain, mood changes, missed periods, decreased libido, vaginal discharge and visual changes with contact lenses. We’ll look at each of these side effects in detail below. 1. Intermenstrual … Continue reading

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What Is The Morning-After Pill?

The morning-after pill works by preventing ovulation (when an egg is released from the ovary), blocking fertilization of an egg or inhibiting implantation of a fertilized egg. As it can take up to 6 days for fertilization to occur, the morning-after pill can … Continue reading

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10 Common Birth Control Pill Side Effects

The oral contraceptive pill, commonly referred to as “the pill,” is a form of hormonal contraception taken by approximately 12 million women in the United States each year to prevent pregnancy. The pill is a highly effective method of birth control when … Continue reading

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