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The Pros & Cons of Remote-Controlled Birth Control

Developers at MicroCHIPS in Massachusetts are working on a remote-controlled implant that could deliver a daily dose of levonorgestrel for up to 16 years. Backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundati…

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How to Buy Your Birth Control Online

  Sure, you can find lots of different over-the-counter (OTC) birth control methods by stopping in at your local drugstore, Target, Walmart, or grocery store. But, there’s one place you might …

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On the Pill? Science Says You’re Basically Wearing Beer Goggles

If you fell in love while on the pill, but are now off the pill and find yourself less than thrilled, sexually, with that partner whom you once loved so deeply, there's a reason for that—and it's not …

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6 Birth Control Questions Answered

You’ve settled into your dorm room and checked out your classes, but there is one more thing you need to do to start the school year right: make sure you can get your birth control! Now that you’re ba…

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The History of Our Hero, the Condom (Infographic)

An estimated 2.1 million people were in infected with AIDS in 2013. Every day, more than 5,700 people contract HIV, the equivalent of 240 people infected every hour. Condoms are the cheapest and simpl…

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Men Denied Emergency Contraception at Pharmacies

The good news: Men are totally allowed to buy emergency contraception! The bad news: Some pharmacies still haven't gotten the memo. In the summer of 2012, researchers at Columbia University in New …

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Welcome Back, Diaphragm! Caya is Slated to Hit the U.S. Market

Just when we were starting to worry about fans of this old-school barrier method, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has cleared a new diaphragm for sale in the United States…

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Which Partner Should Choose Sterilization?

Done having kids or sure you never want any? If you answer yes, you might be thinking about permanent birth control, also called sterilization. Sterilization can be done for women or men. For women, i…

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Want Discreet Contraception? Here Are Your Choices

Modern birth control methods have done wonders to give women control of their lives. You might be like me — one of contraception's biggest fans, shouting its praises from the rooftops. But sometime…

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Is it Safe to Skip Periods with Birth Control?

A number of birth control methods hold the promise of lighter periods, fewer periods, or none at all, namely hormonal IUDs, the Depo-Provera shot, the single-rod implant, or continuous use of the pill…

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