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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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Can We Reduce Unplanned Pregnancies?

Originally published March 5, 2014 on Bedsider. Can the U.S. bring the proportion of unplanned pregnancies down to 44% by the year 2020? Maybe the goal sounds modest, but unplanned pregnancy is a t…

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Condoms & Climate Change?

Turns out, a condom a day can keep climate change at bay A solution to easing the effects of global climate change may be one that is not often discussed—voluntary family planning. At a recent t…

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What if You’re in a Relationship & Attracted to Someone Else?

It doesn’t matter how in love you are, how mature you are, or how much you enjoy sex with your partner. It’s pretty common to feel attracted to someone else even if you’re in a happy, healthy relation…

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Ovarian Cysts: No Biggie, but Birth Control Can Help

Patients almost always have the same look on their face when we talk about ovarian cysts. It’s that look of, “OMG, I have a ticking time-bomb in my pelvis!” I worry that they imagine a giant green blo…

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Bisexual or Questioning? Don’t Skip the Birth Control

A new study shows that for women who sleep with both men and women, birth control may be extra important. Being a woman who sleeps with other women doesn't necessarily mean you don't need to think …

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3 Reasons Health Insurance Could Rock Your World

UPDATE: The health insurance marketplace is officially open! If you haven't been able to afford insurance in the past, now is the perfect time to read upand sign up. We’ve told you some reasons…

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5 Myths About Pulling Out, Busted

The withdrawal method, a.k.a. pulling out, sometimes gets a bad rap—some people don’t even consider it a “real” method of birth control, even though 60% of couples have used it at least once. Because …

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In this dry climate in the West this might be well worth trying. Thanks