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Introducing Liletta: A(nother) new IUD

As the use of IUDs in the U.S. has gone up, so has the number of IUD options on the market. The latest to join the party is called LILETTA™, and it will be coming soon to a health care provider near y…

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Can Menstrual Products Mess with Your Birth Control?

By Claire Tighe. Ever since I got my IUD last year, I’ve been pretty much in love, especially when my period comes around. Yes, I just said that. Getting to use my DivaCup with my ParaGard IUD is p…

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Want Discreet Contraception? Here Are Your Choices

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 sometime…

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Is it Safe to Skip Periods with Birth Control?

A number of birth control methods hold the promise of lighter periods, fewer periods, or none at all, namely hormonal IUDs, the Depo-Provera shot, the single-rod implant, or continuous use of the pill…

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Getting an IUD: How Painful is It?

IUD insertion is different for everyone—some say it's not a big deal, but studies have shown that for between 10 percent and 20 percent of women, pain during insertion can be severe. Unfortunately, a …

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Why Natural Birth Control Isn’t My Choice

I like to think that my lifestyle is very natural and healthy. I’ve detoxified the cosmetics and cleaning products I use, and continue to scope out other areas where I can improve. But there’s one are…

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Mirena IUD Lawsuit Ads: Are They True?

The recent slew of Mirena IUD lawsuit ads are creepy. But are they true? We’re going to fearlessly wade into the scary things these ads claim, because we think the over 2 million U.S. women now using …

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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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IUDs As Far As The Eye Can See

It may not be a Hover Board, but a new intrauterine device (IUD) is definitely cause for excitement in our book. Already, more U.S. women are using IUDs than ever before, and the arrival of Skyla this…

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Hello, Skyla! Getting to Know the Newest IUD

Birth control has many wonderful qualities—but being one-size-fits-all isn’t one of them. So when a new birth control option becomes available—especially one that's long-acting and super-effective—wel…

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