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    The Birth Control Pill vs. the IUD: Which is More Effective?

    Thinking of starting birth control, or switching from your existing form of birth control to another option? The pill and the IUD are both highly effective ways of stopping yourself from becoming pregnant, each with their own unique advantages and disadvantages. The birth control pill uses either a combination of ...

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    5 Factors That Make the Birth Control Pill Less Effective

    Used perfectly, the birth control pill — both combined and the progestin-only kind—are 99 percent effective at stopping you from becoming pregnant. However, a range of factors can make birth control less effective than normal. From your use of other medications to digestive disorders, both your habits and your general ...

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    Propranolol: Your Questions Answered

    It’s a drug you’re not quite sure how to pronounce and you’re quite certain comes with a long list of risks and side effects. Aside from that, you may know very little about propranolol. If you’ve heard there’s a chance it could help you with the fear that grips you ...

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    Happy International Day of the Female Orgasm, Y'all!

    If it’s not National Go Fishing Day , you can likely expect to wake to days honoring celebrations as out there as Lost Sock Memorial Day (RIP), National Meatball Day or Collect Rocks Day . We’re all for celebrating the esoteric, but we’re even more enthused about a special day ...

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    Endometriosis and Birth Control: What You Need to Know

    Endometriosis is a common disorder that occurs when the tissue that lines your uterus starts to grow outside the uterus. Dealing with endometriosis can be a painful, uncomfortable experience that affects everything from your general wellbeing to your ability to get pregnant. More than 11 percent of women between the ...

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    Can Birth Control Lower Your Sex Drive?

    Noticed a decline in your interest in sex after starting birth control? You’re not alone. While the majority of women who use birth control pills don’t report any effects on their sex drive, that doesn’t mean birth control and sex drive aren’t linked. Depending on your individual reaction to the ...

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    Combined Birth Control vs. Progestin-Only "Mini-Pills": What's the Difference?

    Are you considering going on oral birth control? While most people associate oral birth control with the old, singular nickname “the pill,” the massive variety of different birth control pills that are available today can make choosing the right option for you — mainly between combined birth control and progestin-only ...

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    Birth Control: Which One Is the Right One for You?

    As women, we’re responsible for our own health — and that includes our sexual health. Using birth control doesn’t just protect us from unintended pregnancy. It can also protect us from STDs, help regulate our menstrual cycle and afford us plenty of other benefits outside of keeping our “no babies” ...

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    Birth Control Pills and Your Period: What You Need to Know

    Whether you take a combined birth control pill such as Yaz , Estrostep or Ortho Tri-Cyclen or a progestin-only pill, the hormones inside your birth control pills can and likely will change certain aspects of your period. After you start to use birth control , your period might get shorter, ...

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    What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Is It Right for You?

    Have you ever caught yourself telling lies about yourself? “You’re a failure.” “You’re unattractive and no one could possibly love you.” “Your friends don’t really care about you.” For people suffering from depression, anxiety or any other number of mental health issues, thoughts like these can be so common they ...

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