It's hard to separate the truth from fiction — which can make your birth control decision tougher. But now we have some shocking facts about its creation and its benefits that will help dissolve some of the things that you may have heard about the number-one prescribed medicine in the world.
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Here, Colleen Krajewski, MD, MPH, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh who specializes in family planning, delves into the inaccuracies surrounding birth control and explains why the pill will not cause infertility. We repeat. The pill will not cause infertility.
Women who participated in a 12-month long study where they were given access to free birth control, then had their sexual practices monitored, proved just how unbelievably wrong social conservatives are about free birth control making women more promiscuous.
According to a new study on mice, a pill may be in the works that would keep a man's sperm from ever leaving his body — which means birth control may be available for women — and men — sooner than anyone ever expected. Find out how guys feel about their sperm being blocked during ejaculation — and about male birth control in general.
It's easy to be confused by all the birth control options out there. That's why we've researched the statistics, and weighed the pros and cons of each method to break it all down for you so that you can decide on the best fit for you.
Children can be a blessing, but lets face it not everyone is prepared to have kids. So for those of you who are not ready for child rearing this article is for you. I will list and detail 20 forms of birth control. Yes I said 20! So with using one of these methods, or combining a couple you should be able to protect yourself from getting impregnated. 1. Abstinence – The act of refraining from having sex or sexual activity. Lets face it, for most of us this is not even an option we would consider. We enjoy sex so much!
It seems we've been hearing about the possibility of this happening for quite some time; we even told you about a possible contraceptive shot to the penis a few months back. But this new male contraceptive pill — which, let's be honest, is a lot friendlier than a needle — was recently proven effective on mice, according to a new study. It made the animals temporarily infertile without hampering their sex drive.
It’s great that Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute! By saying what he did, this misogynistic ignoramus inadvertently launched public awareness on this important issue like never before. I’m sure that was the last thing he was trying to accomplish, which is exactly why it’s extra satisfying. To add delicious icing to the cake, Sandra Fluke has handled the potentially devastating situation with dignity, grace and intelligence. Instead of shrinking in horror from the public attention and disgusting remarks, she rose to the occasion in a way that makes all of us self-respecting women proud.
After researching both sides of the Sandra Fluke saga, I find it hard not to side with the courageous third-year law student, who testified on Capitol Hill on Feb. 23, advocating for birth control to be covered by insurance — and was subsequently inexplicably shamed by conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh for being a "prostitute" and "slut."
Some of you may remember my issues with the birth control pill, Yaz. After surviving a pulmonary embolism, I can now consider myself relatively healthy although doctors are not sure if I will have more complications in the future. Even though I've been off my medication for two and a half years, I am still dealing with what happened every day.
More proof that birth control pills can be evil: Women who are on the drug tend to choose partners who are less attractive and worse in bed.
Scientists all over the world are racing to come up with an option for male birth control and based on new research regarding women and how often they take their birth control pills, we can see why that may not be such a bad idea.
If you've heard the term Natural Family Planning (NFP), it's probably almost a certainty actually, that you were given some bad information about it. As someone who has practiced NFP with my wife for around six years, I know I've heard more than my fair share of misguidance from family, the media and even priests. Sometimes it's honest confusion or simply a passing along of misinformation, but other times it's a blatant attack on a somewhat mysterious practice that many in our culture chalk up to some form of crazy desire for 20 kids or an exercise in Pope-worshiping. Despite what critics say, Natural Family Planning can be good for your marriage.