Posts Categorized: Birth Control

5 Myths About Condoms: Debunked

When you become sexually active, whether for the first time ever or the first time with a new partner, it’s important to talk about contraception. After the birth control pill, male condoms are one of the most commonly used (and easily accessed) contraceptive methods. You can buy condoms at any drugstore or even get them… Read more »

5 Causes of Birth Control Pill Failure to Be Aware Of

When used perfectly, the birth control pill is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Even the typical success rate, factoring in women who don’t always use it flawlessly, is 91%. That’s an average of only 9 in 100 women who get pregnant each year while using the pill. Especially considering how convenient and safe birth control… Read more »

What to Expect When You Get An IUD

The IUD, or intrauterine device, is a small, flexible, T-shaped device inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are one of the most effective long-term birth control methods available, and have also become one of the most popular in recent years. Women who choose the IUD as a contraceptive solution enjoy many advantages,… Read more »

7 Health Benefits of Hormonal Birth Control

Hormonal birth control is one of the most effective and convenient methods available for women who want to prevent unwanted pregnancy. The pill is the most common and popular form of hormonal birth control, but there are a few other contraceptive options that use hormones for pregnancy prevention as well, including certain IUDs, implants, and… Read more »

Margaret Sanger and The History of The Birth Control Pill

From prehistoric condoms made of animal intestines to vulcanized rubber diaphragms, contraception has come a long way in the United States. Birth control today is as easy as getting a single implant that remains effective for years. With all the modern advances in pregnancy prevention, the birth control pill has continued to be one of… Read more »

AI Tool Helps Women Find the Right Hormonal Contraceptive

Since the birth control pill was first introduced in the 1960s, millions of women have used hormonal contraceptives to gain a new measure of control over their reproductive health. Unfortunately, however, it can be difficult for women to find a hormonal contraceptive that doesn’t come with unpleasant side effects like nausea, weight gain and anxiety…. Read more »

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Rollback of Contraceptive Mandate

Late last year, the Trump administration attempted to significantly expand the scope of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate opt-out program. Under the administration’s new rules, virtually any employer could refuse to provide free birth control coverage to their employees by citing religious or moral objections. Just a few months after the new rules… Read more »

New Research Identifies Benefits of 12-Month Birth Control Supplies

Although it’s common practice for pharmacies to dispense only three months of birth control pills at a time, offering women 12-month supplies of birth control could reduce healthcare costs and unintended pregnancy rates, according to a study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. This study, which was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh School of… Read more »