Tag: Birth Control

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The Link Between Repeated Withdrawal from Contraceptive Steroids and Adverse Mental Health: A Closer Look at the JAMA Network Open Study

In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers have shed light on a concerning connection between repeated withdrawal from contraceptive steroids during the monthly pill pause and adverse mental health symptoms. The findings highlight a crucial aspect of women’s reproductive health that goes beyond the physiological effects of contraceptives, emphasizing the importance of […]

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Nexplanon Contraceptive Device: A Rising Trend Among Teenagers

The landscape of contraceptive options has expanded significantly in recent years, offering individuals more choices to suit their preferences and lifestyles. Among the array of birth control methods, the hormonal implant Nexplanon has gained notable popularity, particularly among teenagers. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the usage of hormonal […]

Chart comparing the different characteristics of Long Term Reversible Contraception

Exploring the World of Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): Types, Benefits, and Considerations

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) have gained popularity as a highly effective and long-lasting form of contraception. They offer a range of options to suit different needs and preferences, making them a versatile choice for many women. This article provides an overview of the various types of IUDs, their pros and cons, common side effects, length of […]

Birth Control and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women worldwide, and several risk factors have been identified that increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer. One of the potential risk factors that has been explored in research is the use of hormonal contraceptives, such as birth control pills, patches, and injections. In this […]

Is the Pill Becoming Obsolete?

The Matrix may have had you mulling over whether to take the red pill or the blue pill, but why not add another one to the mix, the birth control pill?  The birth control pill was first introduced in the 1960s. Back then, it was revolutionary that a small pill could have control over one’s […]

FDA Approves New Progesterone Only Oral Contraceptive

Women have so many different medical backgrounds and life goals that no single birth control method will work for everyone.   Options are wonderful, and the more options we have, the more likely women will be able to successfully plan their reproductive health in a way that best fits their life goals while maximizing their health. […]

Hormonal Birth Control Lowers Risk of Ovarian Cancer

  Hormonal birth control was first released in 1960, as a combined (estrogen and progestin) oral contraceptive pill. Since then, there has been an explosion of different options when it comes to hormonal contraception in addition to the pill – from patches to IUDs and even hormone injections. While family planning is an extremely important […]

Using Fertility Apps to Track Your Cycle

For centuries, women have tracked their fertility using science and calendars.  From temperature to tracking your menstrual cycle on a calendar, you can estimate when you are near ovulation.   Technology is now changing the game. From Fitbit to fertility apps, women are beginning to use their smartphones to track their most fertile periods. Based […]

Long Acting Reversible Contraception

Wouldn’t it be amazing if women could have nearly 100% protection from unintended pregnancy without having to remember to do anything? Well, they can.   Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) options have been around for awhile now.  For women who are not interested in becoming pregnant in the next year or more, they are a wonderful […]

What’s that I hear? Hormonal birth control for MEN?

Over the last year or so, you may have heard tidbits of information about a type of birth control being studied on men.  There’s long been a need for a reversible form of contraception for men.  Pills, injections, gels, have all scored high on surveys for types of contraception men would be willing to take […]