CategoryBirth Control

The Progesterone-Only Pill: What to Expect

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The progesterone-only pill (POCP or ‘mini-pill’) is an oral contraceptive that can be used by women who aren’t able to use the usual combined progesterone and estrogen pill due to headaches, high blood pressure, blood clots or other conditions. The main ‘drawback’ of progesterone in this form is that it needs to be taken at the same time (or roughly the same time)...

Birth Control Pills Without a Prescription?

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In what will undoubtedly be seen as a controversial report, the gatekeepers of oral contraception in America – the influential American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) – recently recommended that birth control pills should be sold over the counter, without a prescription. This theoretically shouldn’t be controversial; doctors have been arguing for this since 1968. As drugs...

How to Know If the IUD Is Right for You

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The IUD (Intrauterine device) is a small T shaped device that is inserted into the uterus by a doctor. This device works by preventing the sperm from reaching the egg, thereby preventing conception. This method of birth control is often chosen by women who are looking for a reversible, affordable and dependable form of birth control. Because the IUD can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years depending...

Depo-Provera – What Is Depo-Provera?

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There are many different types of birth control methods on the market today but one of the most common is called Depo-Provera, also known as DMPA. This is an injectable form of contraceptive. It is commonly referred to as the birth control shot or Depo shot. Many women enjoy the convenience of using this particular method of birth control because it does not have to be taken everyday and this...

Seasonale Vs Seasonique – Birth Control Pills

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There are many different types of contraception that people use. Among the most popular is the oral birth control pill. The reason for this seems to be because it is the most effective form. In addition, it can help to cut the risk of serious health concerns such as ovarian cancer and osteoporosis in half. However, choosing a pill can be quite overwhelming as there are at least fifty different...

Types of Female Contraceptives

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There are a number of different contraceptives that women can use in order to prevent pregnancy. Some methods are more effective than others and some are more reversible than others. The first step in finding the right choice in terms of birth control is to become familiar with the many different types as well as how each of them work. It is also important to speak with your doctor about which...

Can You Get Pregnant While on Depo-Provera?

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With each and every method of birth control there comes the possibility for error. While this error may be only a 1% shot in the dark, it does still exist. With that being said the only true method of birth control that is 100% effective and which leaves no possibility for conception is complete abstinence. However, this is not a realistic measure for many people and for this reason it is...

How to Remove a ParaGard

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If a woman has an IUD, there will come a time when she will have to have it removed. Most of the time, IUDs do not simply disintegrate or come out on their own. Even if an IUD should slip out of place a doctor will still have to remove it. Most of the time, having an IUD removed is a much more simple process than having it inserted in the first place. There is typically less pain involved and it...

What Does Birth Control Do?

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There are many different methods of birth control that people use to ensure that they do not get surprised by an unplanned pregnancy. Each of these methods has a common goal but works in a slightly different way. There are some methods that are more convenient than others and there are also some that are more effective than others. There are a number of factors involved in making the decision of...

Birth Control Pills: Weight Gain and Fluid Retention

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Oral contraceptives also referred to as birth control pills or even just “the pill” are one of the many forms of birth control available on the market. These pills contain two separate synthetic female hormones, progesterone and estrogen. The way these pills work is that they stop a woman from ovulating, making pregnancy impossible. They also cause other physiological changes that are...

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