Category: Birth control
You have probably heard that antibiotics interact with the birth control pill in a way that may cause your contraception to fail. Many women who are on the pill are worried about this, while others are simply curious. The birth control pill’s ingredients and dosages have changed over time, and research into its interactions with [...]
New mothers are always strongly advised to look into birth control methods at their six-week postpartum checkup with the OBGYN. There are many contraceptive options available these days, but postpartum women are in a unique position — their body could provide built-in birth control that is just as effective as some of the more well [...]
Intrauterine devices are the second-most common form of contraception used worldwide, but they are not a favorite in the United States by any means — only five percent of women who use contraceptives choose intrauterine devices. That’s a shame, because IUDs are extremely effective. Here are the pros and cons of intrauterine devices.
“The Pill” has been around since the 1960s now. This contraceptive has changed the face of the 20th century and provided millions upon millions of women with the control they needed over their lives. Because of their long history, combined oral contraceptives are an extensively studied, very safe, and highly effective birth control method. Combined [...]
Did you know that sterilization — male and female — is the most commonly used birth control method on a worldwide scale? There are many advantages of the male vasectomy and tubal ligation for women, but only for individuals who are very sure that they do not want to have children later on in life. [...]
Sure, this is a blog about trying to conceive. If you are, however, not trying to conceive, you will want to make sure that you do not experience an unintended pregnancy. How?
The birth control pill has given an immense amount of freedom to an immense number of women. The pill enables you to plan when to have children, and how many. Unless it fails, of course. Can you rely on your birth control pill to serve you well? Just how likely are you to experience an [...]
NuvaRing is a hormonal contraceptive that is inserted into the vagina for most of the cycle. It’s pattern of use is similar to the pill’s, but NuvaRing doesn’t have to be taken every day, so it is more convenient to many. Like every other hormonal birth control method, NuvaRing does come with negative side effects [...]
Implanon is a thin, matchstick like device that is implanted under the skin of a woman’s upper arm. There, it emits hormones and prevents pregnancy for three years. Is Implanon the right birth control method for you? What are its advantages and disadvantages?