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Birth Control When You’re Living With HIV/AIDS

If you are one of the 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV or AIDS, you might have heard that your choices of birth control are limited. The good news is that many methods—including some of …

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How Common is it to Hook Up With an Ex?

Apparently Rihanna and Drake aren't the only young lovers to break up and make up ... and break up and make up again. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin and Bowling Green State University wa…

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Why the Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case Matters

We're going to get a little bit political up in here today. Let's talk a bit about the Hobby Lobby birth control case and what it means. As consumers, we vote with our wallets. When we spend money…

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You’ve Got To Be Joking: Alaska Is Putting Pregnancy Tests Where?

A Republican State Senator in Alaska has finally figured out how to put an end to his state's fetal alcohol syndrome epidemic, by doing the most logical thing possible: putting pregnancy tests in bars…

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Bad News for Diaphragm Lovers

Looks like one of the most common diaphragms on the U.S. market, the Ortho All-Flex, is a goner. Once upon a time, in the mid-1900s, the diaphragm was a very popular form of birth control—but today…

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Good News: Infertility is Going Down Among U.S. Women

The National Survey on Family Growth (NSFG) collects all kinds of information on U.S. women, including what kind of birth control they use. It also asks women and men about their experiences with infe…

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5 Tips for Making Sex and Birth Control Less Awkward

I recently hit the streets of New York with a big sign that said “Let’s Talk About Sex.” As the granddaughter of a southern woman who avoided even saying the word—she would say ‘seg’ if she absolutely…

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Will Emergency Contraception Work if You’re Overweight?

A French company that makes an emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) called Norlevo caught headlines recently for  adding a new warning to their package: "Studies suggest that Norlevo is less effective i…

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Panicking About Sexual Health? Text Your Questions Anytime

The condom broke. You forgot your pill. There's something going on down there that's stressing you out. The clinic is closed. Who can help, pronto? Last year, Planned Parenthood launched a national…

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Choosing A Health Insurance Plan 101

The Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period is in full swing. In fact, you only have until March 31, 2014 to get coverage through your state marketplace—so if you haven’t signed up already, there…

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