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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.

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Contraceptive Sponge Makes A Comeback

A new distributor is bringing the female contraceptive known as the sponge back to store shelves. The Today Sponge is expected to appear in thousands of CVS and Longs Drug Stores locations across the nation this week, and Walgreens this summer, reports Natasha Singer for the New York Times. Since appearing in 1983, the sponge has been here-again, gone-again. Manufacturing problems spotted by the FDA in 1994...

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400 Couples To Test Male Birth Control

A trial is set to test a new hormonal contraceptive for men in 400 couples across the globe (60 in Manchester and 340 in nine international locales). In the study, University of Manchester researchers will initially give male volunteers ages 18 to 45 up to four courses of injections of a combination of two hormones, testosterone undecanoate and norethisterone enantate over six months.

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Bulimia, Balding & 6 Other Secrets About The Pill

This is what we've known from the get-go: that the pill is good for people who want to avoid babies and menstrual cramps. This is what we've learned in the years since: that the pill is not so good for people who are scared of developing blood clots and dying of a stroke. But this is what you might be surprised to hear: that the pill can play a role in everything from how we lose our hair to what we choose to eat. Below, a list of eight facts you might never have come across about the pill, courtesy of LiveScience and our own YourTango archives.

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7 Ways Male Birth Control Will Change Everything

Researchers in China may have succeeded in developing what people have dreamed about for centuries: effective, reversible male birth control that has no serious side effects (at least in the short-term). If it ever reaches the market, how will this injectable male birth control change the world?

Love Bytes: The Recession As Birth Control
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Love Bytes: The Recession As Birth Control

Love Bytes: three must click sex, dating and relationship links. Raising kids is expensive on two salaries, and even more expensive on one. [Sirens] Are you a nympho? Or do you just like getting it on? [Ask Dan And Jennifer] Women who truly enjoy sex often get labeled as nymphomaniacs, or "nymphos" for short. Just because a woman likes sex and enjoys having it, does that make her a "nympho?" What if she’s recently lost weight or had a big life change and has started to see herself in a more sexual way? Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore have been cast to play a certain real-life White House couple in HBO's upcoming movie A Special Kind Of Relationship. Can you guess who the couple is? [Huffington Post]

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A Very Duggar Wedding

The oldest of the 18 Duggar children, Joshua, has just gotten hitched to his girlfriend Anna. Just as his parents taught him, he did not kiss Anna before marriage, welcomed chaperones on all their dates, and only held her hand with the family's permission. Will Joshua and Anna's future children be as obedient?

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Bristol Palin & Conservative Teen Sex

Next week's New Yorker magazine explores the possible explanations behind this surprising statistic in an article titled "Red Sex, Blue Sex." For better or worse, Bristol Palin, Sarah's 17-year-old expectant daughter, has become the poster child for all that fails in the abstinence-only, virginity-pledge system. As the article points out, virginity pledge groups work only when participation is kept below 30 percent of a specific population. If too many girls join in the pledge at a high school, for example, it no longer is exclusive and cool, and the efficacy breaks down.

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Coca-Cola Spermicide?

Starting sometime in the 1950s, when female contraception was virtually nonexistent, legend has it some inventive women would shake a bottle of Coca-Cola and open it into themselves after having to prevent pregnancy. While this seems as effective a contraception method as standing on one's head is to getting pregnant, a Boston ob-gyn professor put the soft drink to the test in the early '80s and found it does indeed kill some sperm.

Coca-Cola Spermicide?
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Coca-Cola Spermicide?

Starting sometime in the 1950s, when female contraception was virtually nonexistent, legend has it some inventive women would shake a bottle of Coca-Cola and open it into themselves after having sex to prevent pregnancy. While this seems as effective a contraception method as standing on one's head is to getting pregnant, a Boston ob-gyn professor put the soft drink to the test in the early '80s and found it does indeed kill some sperm.

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Is The Pill Harmful?

Since obtaining FDA approval in 1960, the Pill's been blamed for various maladies, such as divorce, cancer, and behavior changes, yet it remains the leading contraceptive for women in the US. According to the Guttmacher Institute, an independent sexual health and reproduction policy group, 31 percent of women of child-bearing age who use contraception are on the birth control pill, under the watchful eye of doctors, pharmacists, partners, spiritual leaders and the media. Recently, the Pill's been receiving an extra bad name, and as other methods of birth control gain popularity, we decided to set the record straight.

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The First Conception Kit For At-Home Use

From Gizmag.com March 23, 2007 Millions of people the world over struggle with fertility issues each year and until recently have had few options beyond expensive drugs or very expensive, invasive medical procedures. The Conceivex Conception Kit is the first comprehensive reproductive healthcare system designed for couples and was this week granted 510K clearance by the U.S. FDA. The Conception Kit contains fertility prediction tools, semen collectors and the only FDA-cleared home-use cervical cap for conception, which are designed to be used together for up to three months in order to enhance the couple’s chance of becoming pregnant. The cornerstone of the US$300 kit is the Conception Cap, which brings the semen in direct contact with the cervix for four to six hours, increasing the opportunity for sperm to move into the uterine cavity and fertilize an egg at the most opportune time. Read More…