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    Things to Not Do to Your Vagina: Douching

    You may think you douche to feel “fresh” or smell clean, but what if you’re only douching because history and society have taught you that the female vagina is dirty? Or, what if your douching is actually making things worse? Vaginal douches are wrought with misconceptions — some of which ...

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    Let’s Insist On Healthcare That Works For All Of Us

    Every woman deserves to be in charge of her own health. That means having access to unbiased information and judgment-free counseling. It means the ability to choose the option that’s right for you. And it means being able to obtain the care you need on your terms.

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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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