Tag: Birth Control

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 […]

Postpartum contraception: When should I start?

Written by: Dr. Teng     In 2012, a systematic review of the research on the effectiveness of postpartum contraception counseling found that patient education results in more family planning use and fewer unplanned pregnancies.  Family planning is integral to our roles as OBGYNs.  Though planning your next pregnancy may be the last thing on […]

ACOG: Intrauterine Device Insertion Linked to Weight Loss

Published by the American College of OB/GYN  (HealthDay News) – Women who undergo postpartum or interval insertion of Levonorgestrel-releasing Intrauterine System (LNG-IUS) or Copper T 380A (CU-T) intrauterine devices experience weight loss in the two years following insertion, according to a study presented at the annual clinical meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, held from May 5–9 in […]