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How Soon Can You Get Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control?

You’ve taken steps in your family planning, and now you’re ready for a baby. How long after stopping birth control are you fertile again? Well, it depends on the contraceptive.

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New Research Shows Hormonal IUD Effective as Long-Term and Emergency Contraception

Research from the University of Utah and Planned Parenthood shows evidence that the hormonal intrauterine device or LNG-IUD is an effective option for both long-term and emergency contraception. Dr.…

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Birth Control Options for University Students

Less than half of high schools in the United States mandate contraceptive and sexual education, resulting in many young adults receiving misinformation—or no information all at—regarding…

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Vasectomy or Tubal Ligation? What Is the Best Option for You and Your Partner?

Your family is complete—you and your partner are considering permanent birth control. Does the father get a vasectomy, or does the mother get a tubal ligation? According to Dr. Alex Pastuszak,…

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Family Planning: Vasectomy as an Effective Form of Birth Control

Women are often responsible for birth control in most relationships. After having all the kids you've planned for, it may be time to consider permanent contraception. Is it his turn to take on…

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6 Reasons Women Love Men Who Get a Vasectomy

Vasectomies make men sexy. At least according to urologist and reproductive specialist Dr. Alexander Pastuszak. Dr. Pastuszak discusses six reasons why women might want men to get the procedure, as…

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Tubal Ligation or Tubal Removal: Which Procedure is Right For Me?

There are two sterilization methods for women who choose to end childbearing: ligation and removal. Tubal sterilization can also decrease a woman's risk of some types of ovarian cancer by 30-50…

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New Utah Law Increases Women's Access to Birth Control

States with the least access to family planning have the highest rates of unplanned pregnancies and maternal deaths. Starting May 18th, Utah will become one of a few states that allow women the…

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Birth Control Pills Could Lower Risk of Uterine and Ovarian Cancer

At least 30 percent of women in the United States use oral contraceptives for their birth control. For a long time, there has been fear of a link between birth control pills and diseases such as…

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Hormonal Birth Control and the Risk of Breast Cancer

Low-dose methods of contraception, such as birth control pills, IUDs, and implant, have been found to increase the risk of breast cancer in women. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about these new…

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Women's Contraception Options and How They Work

Women have been controlling their fertility for thousands of years, but none were tried and true until "the pill" came along in the 1960s. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with OBGYN…

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Emergency Contraception is Available Online

Sometimes contraception fails. For women who find themselves in a contraceptive emergency, emergency contraception might be a more reliable option than crossing your fingers and hoping for the best.…

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When Can I Stop Using Birth Control?

You’ve been good about family planning, You’ve had the children you want, when you want. You’ve always used birth control, but when can you stop? For most women, it is when they…

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What You Need to Know About Buying Birth Control Online

Need to get back on birth control but don’t have time for a clinic visit? There’s an app for that. Finding time to get to the doctor can be difficult, especially for young women, women…

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I’m Allergic to My Birth Control – Am I Normal?

Outside of latex condoms and certain spermicides, it is extremely rare for a woman to have an allergic reaction to any form of birth control. That includes oral contraceptives. With cases of less…

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Picking Birth Control: A Highly Personal Choice

Most women have periods in their lives, however brief or lengthy, where they do not wish to get pregnant. Dr. Kirtly Jones gives a brief history of contraceptive methods over the years and the…

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