CategoryBirth Control

The Progesterone-Only Pill: What to Expect


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?


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...

Seasonale Vs Seasonique – Birth Control Pills


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...

How to Remove a ParaGard


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...

Birth Control Pills: Weight Gain and Fluid Retention


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...

How to Remove a Mirena Coil


Before discussing the removal of the mirena coil it is important to understand what the mirena coil is and some of the common reasons doctors suggest its use. There is a simple answer of course but if you are not armed with all of the facts, it may be possible to make the wrong choice, both in terms of having one put in or in having it taken out. In the following article we will attempt to...

How to End Depo-Provera


Although Depo-Provera has been on the market worldwide for at least three decades, it has only been approved for use in the United States for about 10 years. It has proven to be a safe form of contraception, by far safer than oral forms of birth control. Whether you are considering taking this pharmaceutical injection to prevent pregnancy and are looking for information on how to end Depo-Provera...

How to Take the Morning After Pill


The Morning After Pill is a form of emergency contraceptive. If unprotected intercourse has occurred within the past 72 hours, this is a safe and effective way of preventing conception. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this pill since it was introduced into the market years ago. The problem seems to be in the erroneous thought that this medication leads to spontaneous abortion in...

Margrit Bradley