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Birth Control Methods

More Teen Girls Are Using Long-Term Birth Control

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/07/2015 02:14 PM EDT on LiveScience More U.S. teens are using long-term forms of bir...

Why More Women and Doctors Should Consider This Kind of Birth Control

Marjorie Greenfield, MD | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Marjorie Greenfield, MD

When girls and women come to my office looking for birth control, they are usually thinking of pills. And in the past, I was right on board with recommending them. But several years ago, I totally changed my approach to how I talk about birth control, especially for young women.

Lack of Knowledge on Long-Term Contraception Is the Real Danger for Women

Jessica Kiley, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kiley, M.D.

Setting politics and religion aside, it is true that contraceptive medications as a whole serve an important role in women's health. But the latest media stories about the dangers of using these birth control methods are not where the sound bytes should end. A much bigger issue is at risk.

Katy Hall

LOOK: What Women Don't Know About Birth Control Is Frightening

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Most American women agree with Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) when it comes to which birth control method works best: the vast majority say that abstinence...

A World Without Contraception Is No Place for People

John Seager | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
John Seager

Let's pretend that the right-wing anti-contraception crusaders get their way and ban all birth control in the United States. From this day forward, sex is solely for procreation. In short: It would be a disaster. How can I be so sure?

Why This Type Of Birth Control Is Becoming More Popular

Posted 07.19.2012 | Women

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 07/17/2012 04:57 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Women in the U.S. are increasingly using long-acting methods o...

Catherine Pearson

Birth Control Pills Fail 20 Times More Often Than This Method

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living

The pill is the reversible option most commonly used by women who practice contraception, but it is not the most effective. In a sweeping new stud...

Picture a Technology Revolution. In Contraception. It's Here.

Valerie Tarico | Posted 03.27.2012 | Health and Fitness
Valerie Tarico

Imagine a future in which we can simply toggle the default on human fertility, so that accidental pregnancy is a thing of the past and women become fertile only when they want to become pregnant.