06. June 2018
Ten Easy Questions to Ask to Get The Right Contraceptive For You 1) Has my birth control kept up with my needs as I get older? Staying loyal to a great doctor or a genius hairdresser—that’s just smart. But when it comes to birth control, sticking with the same method throughout the years isn’t always the right move. "Your contraceptive should fit your health, lifestyle, and values," says Michele Curtis, MD, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Texas Medical...
06. June 2018
Short Term vs Long-Term Non-Hormonal Birth Control – Differences Explained With the continuing advancement of birth control methods, there are a variety of choices for women depending on their needs. There are forms of birth control without hormones, birth control with one type of hormone, or with multiple. Each form has its own pros and cons. And it’s no surprise that women often wonder which birth control would work best for their bodies when they are starting out or switching methods....
06. June 2018
Emergency Contraception: How Many Times Can You Safely Take Plan-B Pills? (And Why a Copper IUD is a Better Option) When your regular form of birth control fails—whether it’s a broken condom or missed oral contraceptive—taking the morning-after pill as soon as possible can help prevent an unplanned pregnancy. While it's perfectly safe to take the morning-after pill, should you be concerned if you've taken it more than once, or even countless times? And could it affect your ability to get...
06. June 2018
What Happens When You Stop Taking Birth Control? Whatever your reason, you might decide to go off your birth control one day. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, but you might notice a few changes in yourself and your body. So, when you decide to stop taking your birth control, it's a good idea to be prepared and know exactly what's expected. That way, you can save the worries or negative feelings associated with the change, and know that your body simply needs the time to adjust (and...
06. June 2018
How Long Does it Take for Birth Control to Become Effective? With the continuing advancement of birth control methods, there are a variety of choices for women depending on their needs. Each form of birth control has its own pros and cons and the time it takes for them to start working varies, as well. And it’s no surprise that women often wonder how long it takes for their birth control to starting working. Between hormone balances, PMS and period symptom control or, most obviously, safe...
06. June 2018
Three Major IUD Problems and Solutions to Fix Them Modern intrauterine devices (IUDs) have come a long way since the 1980s, when they fell out of favor. Today's IUDs are safer and more effective than their predecessors. Even so, there are still some complications you may have to deal with. One of the main complications with IUDs is expulsion. In a small number of women, an IUD can be spontaneously expelled from the vagina or dislodged from its proper position. This is most common in women who...
06. June 2018
IUD After Giving Birth – Timing, Side Effects, Pros and Cons Discussed If you are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant, there’s a very important question that many women forget to ask themselves: “What contraception will I use after I deliver my baby?” Of course, many women don’t consider this a high-priority issue because you’ve got baby on the brain—baby items, baby feeding, baby sleep, baby care, baby you-name-it. Not to mention the physical demands of pregnancy and...
06. June 2018
CopperPearls Doctors Who Fit IUB South Africa CopperPearls is leading the way in non-hormonal, long-acting reversible contraception in South Africa. The IUB is a string of spherical copper balls, available in three sizes, which is fitted inside the uterus by a trained gynaecologist, and prevent pregnancy for up to five years. This device can also be used as emergency contraception – which you can read more about here. But how does the process of obtaining a CopperPearls IUB work, and where...
06. June 2018
Birth Control History – Where Did It Start and Where Is It Now? With the recent introduction of another effective contraceptive method – the low-cost intrauterine device to the ever-expanding contraceptive menu, it’s time to think about what in the hell women used when no choices were available. Women inserted all kinds of things to cause termination, but what did our ancestors use to actually prevent pregnancy? Research reveals that times were tough, folks. Life gave them lemons? Citric...
01. June 2018
Pregnancy While Using Contraceptives – Leading Reasons Contraceptives Fail Even though they're mostly reliable, it's true that birth control pills fail sometimes. This isn't fear-mongering meant to make you distrust contraception, but rather, some information that you can use to keep your baby box on lockdown. It's good stuff to learn and to share with your friends, because if your birth control game isn't strong, the consequences are quite literally life changing. Even with perfect use, one...

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