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Get to Know Non-Hormonal Birth Control

Hormonal birth control isn’t for everyone. Whether you know hormonal birth control isn't the right choice for you or you're just exploring non-hormonal birth control options, we’ve got you covered.

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Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

When you're considering birth control, the last thing you want to worry about is if it will impact your weight. You have enough on your mind, and weight fluctuation caused by medication can be stressful.

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The Birth Control Side Effects You Should Know

Over the years, birth control has changed considerably. As it became more widely available, safer and more effective options have gone on the market. But of course, with more options, it can be difficult to determine which birth control method is right for you.

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How Long Does It Take For Birth Control to Work?

Birth control has been around for a long time. From the ancient Egyptians to the Victorians, there has been an assortment of forms of birth control. But it wasn’t until the women's liberation movement that birth control became more widely — and commercially — available.

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How Antibiotics and Birth Control Pills Interact

Birth control pills are a popular form of contraception for good reason: they're easy to take, have been safely used for decades, and are highly effective when taken correctly. But what if your doctor prescribes you an antibiotic while you're on the pill?

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Stopping Birth Control? Let's Talk Side Effects

Knowing what to do, who to speak to and what comes next when you’re considering stopping birth control can feel like a confusing and overwhelming process, but we’re here to break down everything you need to know. Hint: it’s more straightforward than you think!

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What is Breakthrough Bleeding and When to Call Your Doctor?

Seeing blood in your underwear or the toilet when you’re not expecting to can be alarming, but it’s not always something to be worried about. Breakthrough bleeding is far more common than you might think, particularly during pregnancy or when using hormonal birth control.

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Can You Start Birth Control Pills on Your Period?

There's a lot of different information out there about when and how to start birth control. If you’ve been thinking about starting birth control, you need all the facts to make an informed decision about your health.

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It’s Time to Stop Accepting the Barriers to Birth Control

Jumping through hoops just to get birth control has become so commonplace that we’ve come to blindly accept it. But when we step back, is birth control really something to hide? Is starting birth control somehow wrong? Of course not. ‍

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When to Start Birth Control Pills

People have been taking the pill for decades. In fact, as of 2019, there are over 151 million people across the world who use it. As prevalent as it is, not everything is common knowledge when it comes to starting birth control pills.

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