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    Ella 101: How It Works, Usage Advice & More

    Ella is a common emergency contraceptive (also known as a morning-after pill) that, if used shortly after unprotected sex, can prevent you from becoming pregnant. If you’ve had unprotected sex and have concerns about becoming pregnant, using Ella within five days (120 hours) of the time you had sex can ...

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    A Complete Guide to Your Emergency Contraception Options

    If you’ve recently had unprotected sex and feel worried about becoming pregnant, emergency contraception can help you safely prevent pregnancy. Designed to prevent pregnancy after sex, emergency contraceptives use medication or specific substances to prevent your partner’s sperm from fertilizing an egg. Used correctly, emergency contraception is highly effective at ...

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    How to Use the Ella Morning-After Pill

    If you’ve had unprotected sex within the last five days and want to reduce your risk of becoming pregnant, Ella is a safe, highly effective option. Ella is a morning-after pill that works for up to five days (120 hours) after you have unprotected sex. Used correctly, it can significantly ...

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    Yeast Infections 101: Everything You Need to Know

    If you’ve had one before, you can typically spot the initial symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection right away. And right away, you’re filled with dread. They’re painful, itchy, horrible things, and they also happen to be pretty gross. Maybe worst of all, you know they can’t be solved instantaneously. ...

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    The Facts About Birth Control and Weight Gain

    As women, we gain and lose weight on a daily basis — it’s not unheard of to pack on 5 pounds during your period, for example, and lose it just as quickly. Well, almost as quickly, depending on how much chocolate you ate while binging Netflix under a heated blanket. ...

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    10 Non-Pregnancy Benefits of The Birth Control Pill

    The biggest advantage of hormonal birth control is a fairly obvious one — when used properly, it almost completely prevents you from becoming pregnant from vaginal sex. Beyond this, the benefits of the birth control pill are surprisingly vast. From clearing up acne-prone skin to making your period shorter, many ...

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    Birth Control vs. Pulling Out: Which is Better?

    A common question among sexually active people has to do with birth control and pulling out, so today, that’s what we’re talking about. Pulling out (also known as the withdrawal method) and the birth control pill can both reduce your risk of becoming pregnant from sex. However, they’re two very ...

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    Body Part or Anatomical Unicorn: Your Guide to the G-Spot

    In the 1940s, a German physician named Ernst Gräfenberg (the same doctor who is credited with inventing the IUD) announced that he had discovered a spot inside the vagina that had different tissue than everywhere else and appeared to be involved in female orgasms. The declaration seemed simple enough, and ...

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    When to See a Sex Therapist

    There’s a lot of pressure on all of us to be good in bed. Movies show impeccably made up actors falling into bed gracefully, fitting together perfectly and climaxing simultaneously without so much as smudging their mascara. Magazines tell us how to wow him in bed, be the best kisser ...

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    What Is Pansexuality and How Is It Different from Being Bi

    When singer/songwriter/rapper Janelle Monáe came out as pansexual in Rolling Stone last year, searches for the word on the Merriam Webster dictionary site went up 11,000 percent . It’s understandable; most of us have heard little about this sexual orientation , and those who have remain confused by how it ...

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