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Does This Shot Put Your Bones at Risk?

For women who use the shot (a.k.a. Depo-Provera), there's good news and there's weird news. For years women have been warned that the shot can cause loss of minerals in their bones—which could mean th…

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IUDs, STIs, and PID: What’s the Deal?

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about the relationship between these three very important acronyms related to women’s health: intrauterine devices (IUDs), sexually transmitted infec…

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Hobby Lobby and Craft Store…Politics?

Who knew that buying a spool of ric rac could be a political statement? Just like any other large corporation, though, some large craft store chains wield their money as political speech or use their …

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

Originally published on May 24, 2012, on bedsider.org. 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…

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Birth Control is Green!

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

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What Is an IUD?

Curious as to what exactly an IUD is and how it's used? Watch this for a quick tip!…

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How Emergency Contraception Works

Emergency contraception for some women is a last minute option. Watch this for a quick tip on how it works!…

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Equality Or Lip Service?

By Monica Wilcox Wow! Can we all agree that last week was a hard kick to the uterus? I usually hate to write about “hot topics” after they’ve turned cold but the uterus doesn’t really fall into …

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Does The Pill Cause Gallbladder Disease?

For those of you who have chosen whether and when to have a family by taking birth control pills, I wanted to share with you my thoughts about a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Associ…

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Should I Use Birth Control To Skip My Period?

With the advent of extended cycle contraception (continuous birth control pills such as Seasonale), lots of women are talking about whether or not to have periods. 72 percent of women surveyed say…

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