Posts Tagged: Birth Control Options

Comparing Combination and Progestin-Only Birth Control Pills

For women seeking contraception, there are a lot of options on the market these days. For those who wish to avoid hormones, there are products like condoms, diaphragms, gels, spermicides, and copper IUDs. If you’d prefer to go the hormonal route, you have pills, shots, patches, hormonal IUDs, rings, and implants. Even among each option,… Read more »

Which Type of IUD Is Right for Me?

An IUD (intrauterine device) is one of the best long-term birth control options out there for women. They’re highly effective at preventing pregnancy (>99%). They are safe to use for many years, which saves you money too. Since you don’t have to worry about taking a daily pill or having a form of contraception on… Read more »

What to Do If a Condom Breaks

There’s no feeling quite like the panic of getting done having sex with your partner and realizing the condom broke. Suddenly, the protection you thought you had from an unwanted pregnancy or STI is gone. Now, you’re left feeling vulnerable, anxious, and helpless to prevent the possibilities of what may happen next. But do you… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Types of Birth Control [Infographic]

When it comes to choosing a form of birth control, there are many different types to consider and a multitude of factors that will affect the decision you make. From prescription options like oral contraceptives, patches and IUDs to over-the-counter options like condoms and contraceptive sponges, the choice can seem a bit overwhelming. Depending on… Read more »