23. May 2018
Can an IUD Cause Yeast Infections? Most literature — as well as gynaecologists — will tell women who are experiencing an increase in yeast infections following the insertion of an IUD that IUD's "do not cause yeast infections." However, research shows that many women will have an increase in yeast infections following an IUD insertion, leading to near-grudging admissions from professionals that while the IUD does not cause yeast infections, it is a substantial "risk factor." What is a Yeast...
23. May 2018
What is the Best Age to get an IUD? The type of birth control a woman uses might depend on where she lives — and how old she is. The health data firm Amino scanned half a million birth control claims filed with insurance companies in 2014 and 2015. The researchers focused on women who received long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC). LARCs are incredibly effective at preventing pregnancy and are becoming more popular; use has tripled in the United States since 2002. Amino found a few...
23. May 2018
Benefits of IUD’s – Non-Contraceptive Advantages to having an IUD Fitted Most women and their clinicians are unaware that IUDs confer important non-contraceptive health benefits. NCBI conducted a series of systematic literature searches to identify articles on the non-contraceptive health benefits of IUD use. 1) Use of non-hormonal IUDs (plastic and copper) was associated with a decrease in endometrial cancer. The levonorgestrel intrauterine system can treat a variety of gynaecological...
16. May 2018
IUD vs Birth Control Implants – Differences, Pros and Cons Explained When it comes to birth control, long-acting intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormonal implants are not only convenient for many women—they are also 20 times more effective than pills, patches, and rings. With insurance coverage of contraception likely to be phased back out in the next couple of years, many women are asking about long-acting, reversible birth control methods. Studies show that 45% of pregnancies in the...
16. May 2018
What’s the Best Birth Control for Women with PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormone disorder that causes numerous symptoms, including infertility. Hormonal birth control that contains both oestrogen and progestin can help rebalance the hormones, alleviating many of the symptoms. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. The endocrine system consists of glands that secrete and regulate hormones, such as testosterone and...
16. May 2018
How Long Do Hormonal Contraceptives Last In Your Body? Pills, rings, IUDs, condoms, and finally sterilization; each hold their own unique set of advantages and downsides, cessation of which does not necessarily happen immediately (or easily) after stopping the ingestion of that type of contraceptive. Chronicling her journey, Brandy Dishaw of thetoddle.com notes: “When my husband and I decided to have a child, I finished my final pack of pills and awaited my period. It took two full months for...
10. May 2018
Birth Control Symptoms and Side Affects You Should Pay Attention To Changing birth control methods – especially the move from hormonal to non-hormonal (or vice versa, basically anything to do with hormones) can wreak a certain level of havoc on a woman’s body, comparable to a literal life change. Side effects are the bane of shifting contraceptive choices, unfortunately. But it's important to remember several things: The first is that certain side effects may simply disappear after a...
10. May 2018
Signs You Should Switch from Contraceptive Pills to an IUD Birth control is really a beautiful thing, but finding the right option is usually a case of trial and error. Still, it's worth it to find the right one so that you're fully protected. “Half of the pregnancies that occur in the United States are an oops moment—they’re unplanned," says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., clinical professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Yale Medical School. "And in half of those unplanned pregnancies, the...
10. May 2018
IUD’s That Lower The Risk of Cancer Women have become obsessed with IUDs lately, and with good reason. The birth control method is pretty foolproof and a lot less hassle than having to remember to take a pill every day. Now, new research has found there’s an added benefit to IUDs: They may lower your risk of cervical cancer. That’s the major takeaway from a new scientific review published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. For the study, researchers analyzed data on IUDs and...
02. May 2018
Choosing the Right Birth Control Method – The Questions to Ask Before Using a LARC Which method of birth control is right for me? The method you use should be based on your needs. Some methods only prevent pregnancy while others can also protect you from getting - or spreading sexually-transmitted infections. While there are many birth-control methods to choose from, each method must be used the right way every time you have sex to prevent a pregnancy from happening. Questions That Can Help...

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