Birth control

Learn about the different types of birth control including, which one is the best option for you.

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Birth control pills could increase risk of blood clots
Learn about signs of blood clots, and what type of birth control may be right for you.

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Which birth control option is right for you?
From pills to patches, get the lowdown on your options for contraception.

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First FDA-Approved Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill Ships to Stores
As of March 2024, norgestrel (Opill) is available without a prescription in drugstores, supermarkets...

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Making Decisions About Sex, Birth Control, and Health
How to determine what’s right for you when it comes to decisions about sex, healthcare, and birth co...

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Why some people are unable to use hormonal birth control
Some contraceptives contain hormones which can have serious side effects. This HealthSmarts video c...

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Interest in Vasectomy is On the Rise—Here’s What You Should Know
More people are taking control of their reproductive health. Learn what happens during vasectomies, ...

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Questions to Ask When Starting a New Form of Birth Control
Why staying honest and realistic with yourself and your healthcare provider are key to using any for...

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Why Some People Are Unable to Use Hormonal Birth Control
Depending on your circumstances, hormonal birth control may not be for you.

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Considering an IUD? Avoid These Myths
Don’t let fears about pain, infection, and infertility prevent you from getting an IUD. Get the fact...

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How Insurance Providers Deny Access to No-Cost Birth Control
If your health insurance provider isn’t providing birth control at no cost, they may be violating a ...