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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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Getting Charged for Birth Control? Look Into It

You know how we’ve been telling you that birth control should be completely covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? That means no co-pays, no co-insurance, and no deductibles.…

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The Girl’s Guide to Getting Emergency Contraception

By Bedsider intern Connor Davies. Bedsider has covered emergency contraception (EC) pretty darn thoroughly over the years, from the basics, to where to find it, to dispelling myths about it. But wh…

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Welcome Back, Diaphragm! Caya is Slated to Hit the U.S. Market

Just when we were starting to worry about fans of this old-school barrier method, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has cleared a new diaphragm for sale in the United States…

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Which Partner Should Choose Sterilization?

Done having kids or sure you never want any? If you answer yes, you might be thinking about permanent birth control, also called sterilization. Sterilization can be done for women or men. For women, i…

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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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5 Veggies to Give Your Sex Life Some Va-Va-Voom

Va-va-veggie voom! There’s no need to medicate or slurp down some oysters (the cliché of aphrodisiacs). Instead, you can get all the zest you need in the veggie isle. Cook your paramour a little…

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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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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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How To Talk To Your Partner About Erectile Dysfunction (Infographic)

Erectile dysfunction is a normal symptom experienced by many men throughout their lifetime. This condition should be checked out by a medical professional as ED can be a sign of underlying health prob…

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