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10% of Couples Use Condoms. Should You Be One of Them?

Condoms are great—they’re available in almost any drug store or clinic and they protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). More than half of U.S. couples use a condom when t…

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Birth Control Causes Depression: Myth or Fact?

With all the stresses in life, it can be hard to know what is bringing you down. Is it the upcoming test that’s stressing you out? Is it the fight you had with your friend? Is it your co-worker being …

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Breastfeeding: Good for Baby—and for Mom’s Birth Control

Effective birth control isn’t always a product made by a pharmaceutical company… sometimes our own bodies take care of it for us. Breastfeeding, if done right, can be one of those times. In the first …

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Birth Control Messes With Memory? Forget About It!

Sure, we know remembering to take your birth control every day can be hard. But some recent headlines are saying that birth control pills actually alter women’s memory… Really? The short answer is tha…

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Birth Control & Privacy: How You Can Take Control

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 sometimes,…

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Is Birth Control Info Missing From Chronic Condition Care?

There are a bunch of common health conditions—like high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, and obesity—that affect U.S. women under age 45. Women who have chronic health conditions like these are more …

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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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