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How to Avoid 6 Common Condom Problems

We've all been there. Things are heating up and you both know exactly what you want to happen next. One of you whispers those five crucial words: "Do you have a condom?"ť and the other produces one (o…

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Still Paying for Birth Control? You Shouldn’t Be

On May 11th, 2015, the government released an FAQ list explaining exactly what insurance plans should cover in terms of preventive services, including birth control. Fingers crossed that this clarific…

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How to Talk to Your Health Insurance Company

Getting what you need from your health insurance company can be tricky, confusing, or sometimes downright frustrating. It’s also so worth it. Thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. Oba…

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Is There a Connection Between Birth Control and Crohn’s Disease?

About 2 in 1,000 adults in the U.S. have Crohn's disease, a long-term inflammation of the small or large intestine. Doctors don't know for sure what causes the disease, but they know that women are mo…

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Introducing Liletta: A(nother) new IUD

As the use of IUDs in the U.S. has gone up, so has the number of IUD options on the market. The latest to join the party is called LILETTA™, and it will be coming soon to a health care provider near y…

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Oral HPV: Another Reason to Brush and Floss

As if having sweet-smelling breath weren't reason enough to brush and floss every day, here's another reason: there's a study showing that people with good oral hygiene are less likely to have human p…

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What You Need to Know About Condoms and Cancer

There's been some recent back and forth in the world of sexual health about a publication by the Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP) on nitrosamines in latex condoms. The RHTP report notes…

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More Women Are Choosing Low-Maintenance Birth Control

Sometimes good things do come easy. Like the low-maintenance birth control methods that are becoming more and more popular in the United States. According to the Guttmacher Institute, more women are u…

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Can Menstrual Products Mess with Your Birth Control?

By Claire Tighe. Ever since I got my IUD last year, I’ve been pretty much in love, especially when my period comes around. Yes, I just said that. Getting to use my DivaCup with my ParaGard IUD is p…

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Getting Charged for Birth Control? Look Into It

You know how we’ve been telling you that birth control should be completely covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? That means no co-pays, no co-insurance, and no deductibles.…

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about Bedsider

Everyone should have the life they want, when they want it. And until someone is ready to have a baby, we believe they should have access to birth control. That’s where we come in. Bedsider makes birth control easier. How? By giving you everything you need to find it, get it, and use it well.

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Joe Baker, Care2

Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

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