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Plan B One-Step Contraception Finally Hits Shelves

Emergency contraception when you need it, no prescription necessary. In response to a judge’s order to make emergency contraception (EC) available over the counter without a prescription, the FDA h…


Can The Pill Protect You from Ovarian Cancer?

Congrats, pill users: Your method's got perks! First, the bad news: About 12 in 100,000 U.S. women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, making it the eighth most common cancer in women. Yet o…


Which Birth Control Pill Is Right for Me?

It's always been more than just birth control. It helped spark the sexual revolution. It's a feminist icon and lets women live life on their own terms. For 50+ years, the pill has been changing lives …


Choosing a Birth Control Pill

Curious as to what birth control pill you should go with? Watch this for a quick tip on narrowing down your options!…


If Birth Control Were Free, Which Type Would You Choose?

Originally published on May 24, 2012, on In terms of effectiveness, not all birth control methods are created equal. And if there was any doubt as to which methods stand out in that a…


Birth Control is Green!

By Kirsten Moore, Executive Director of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP). Originally published on April 20, 2012, on You’re always thinking about what you can do to…


How to Take the Pill

Curious as to how the birth control pill is taken? Watch this for a quick tip!…


The Pill: Risks & Benefits

Curious as to what the benefits and risks of the pill are? Watch this for a quick tip on figuring it out!…


The Other F Word (Fertility)

From the time I was young, I cursed my uterus. Cramps plagued me when I was trying to do rounds at the hospital, and blood would leak out of my tampons and onto my scrubs in the middle of a …


Can Menstrual Cramps Change Your Brain?

While on the road promoting What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend (on shelves now!), we've heard a lot of fabulous questions about today's …


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