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Birth Control Information

Reasons for a Missed Period While on Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills, commonly called "the pill" are used to prevent pregnancy and regulate a woman's menstrual cycle...

Birth Control Effects on Fertility

When choosing a contraception method, many women worry about potential side effects. Birth control that contains hormones alters p...

The Pill and Cervical Cancer: What You Need to Know

When Amanda Saxon found out her pap came back abnormal, her doctor told her not to worry. A woman her age would have no trouble cl...

What Are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Family Planning?

Family planning allows women to make informed choices regarding when and if they decide to have children. Ultimately, it's your ch...

How to Stop Nausea Caused By Birth Control

Birth control pills and patches, known as hormonal birth control, deliver a steady dose of estrogen and progesterone to a women's ...

Does Caffeine Affect Birth Control?

The decision about whether or when to have a child is an important one. Unlike women in years past, women today have many choices ...

Side Effects of Nortrel Birth Control

The Nortrel birth control pill is a combination of ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone, two hormones that prevent the ovaries from...

Can I Do Heavy Workouts If I Have a Paragard?

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that 5.5 percent of American women choose the IUD as their method of birth control. When choosi...

The Advantages of Artificial Family Planning

Artificial family planning, also known as contraception or birth control, is a means by which women and couples use specific medic...

How to Lose the Weight I Gained on Birth Control

While weight gain is listed as one of the common side effects on most types of birth control, this may be misleading. Birth contro...
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