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The realm of oral contraceptives is getting a bit messy these days.
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"My Birth Control Pill Almost Killed Me"

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.

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What do you think of the government's recent decision on Plan B?
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Sound Off: Have You Ever Had Trouble Getting Plan B?

The government just overruled the FDA's decision to allow Plan B (the pill which, if taken 72 hours after sex can very significantly reduce the risk of pregnancy) to be sold on drugstores shelves to anyone of age.

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Look at this creepy creeperson! He'll have you swallowing like 5 Plan B's in no time.
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Love Bytes: The 10 Creepiest Love Songs Ever

The creepiest song lyrics ever. Having babies too late may be even less safe than we thought. Do not start having sex with your neighbor if you want a relationship. Is your guy totally into someone else? Plan B may soon be available over-the-counter. Good-looking friends make you look... better. Hugs may not be as innocent as you think. France may ban prostitution.

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Lesson Of The Day: Don't Use Plan B As Your Only Birth Control

xoJane's "Health Editor," a term we're going to use very loosely, wrote a piece about why she prefers the Plan B method of birth control to all others. Why? Well, in her words, the Pill will make her "fat," make her "spot," and according to her, will not prevent her from getting preggers because she's in that teeny-tiny minority who got knocked up on it.

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The Low Down On Birth Control: 10 Types Of Contraception

When it comes to protecting yourself from unplanned pregnancy, keeping your options open is critical. There are so many contraception choices out there you are bound to find ONE that is right for you. And just in case you haven’t seen the magical graphs and charts posted in your local doctor's office, here are some of the choices you have in birth control.

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Why I Believe In Natural Family Planning

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.

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I Don't Believe In Natural Family Planning

The argument against contraception is that it undermines the primary goal of marriage: to create a family. But I disagree. Contraception does what natural family planning tries to do, it just does it more effectively. Contraception gives couples choices and allows them to build a stronger relationship which will result in a stronger family, when the time is right. I have a daughter of my own now and I am amazed at the way she's changed our lives and our relationship. Seeing my husband in her and seeing my husband with her, does make me love him more than I ever have. But having a kid has also made my relationship more difficult.

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Why The Pill May Cause Blood Clots

It might be time to take a closer look at your birth control pill. The Food and Drug Administration is warning of new evidence that some popular brands of oral contraceptives may cause blood clots.

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Will Birth Control Gel Replace The Pill?

For women who need birth control, avoiding an unwanted pregnancy may someday come down to applying a little lotion. Researchers claim to have developed a topical contraceptive gel that works by rubbing it onto the arms, legs, shoulders and abdomen once a day. The gel's primary ingredients, estrogen and Nestorene, a synthetic form of progesterone, prevent the ovaries from releasing eggs once a month. Basically, it's like the patch, except that it's invisible and it doesn't come off.

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7 Things All Single Women Need

A list of 7 essential items every single lady should have. From a Romance Pro/Con notepad to a great no-holds-barred dating guide, every single woman wading in the dating pool should keep these 7 things on hand.