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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…

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Getting Pregnant (Or Avoiding It)

Pregnancy is what happens when a guy’s sperm meets up with a woman’s egg and the fertilized egg sticks to the lining of the woman's uterus. So any type of sex where semen gets inside the vagina could…

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Why Are Pharmacies Lying to Teenagers?

  The war on women's health has found itself another battleground -- the neighborhood pharmacy. According to a study in the journal Pediatrics, teen girls routinely receive inaccurate infor…

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Plan B Parenting: 5 Tips for Dealing with the Unexpected

A friend of mine recently flew with her six-year-old son Ryan across the country to visit her mom. Grandma had been looking forward to their visit for weeks. Ryan was excited to spend time with Gr…

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5-Day-After Emergency Contraception Pill Approved

Have you ever been raped? Did the condom break? Did you have a random encounter with a sexy stranger when you hadn’t thought ahead to bring birth control? Did you forget to take your birth control p…

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Emergency Contraception: Is Ella The Answer?

In spite of widespread availability of effective birth control, half of all pregnancies are still unintended. And although "morning after pills" (or "emergency contraception") have been available …

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love nuts. if you are what you eat, I'm at least partially nuts :)

So true on so many levels.

Thanks for these great stories. Keep them coming please.