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Doctors Aren't Just Recommending IUDs -- They're Using Them Too

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women

Trying to choose a method of birth control can make a woman feel as if she's drowning in a sea of hormones, latex and copper. But a new study might of...

Jeffrey Young

8 Women Share What It's Like Switching To An IUD

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women

Intrauterine devices are one of the most effective forms of reversible birth control, but few American women use them. That, however, is starting to c...

Jeffrey Young

The IUD Is Getting More Popular In America. Here's Why

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business

A birth control method that works more than 99 percent of the time is making a comeback after all but disappearing from America in the 1980s and 1990s...

Why This Woman Live-Tweeted Her IUD Insertion

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women

In the name of sexual health transparency, reproductive rights activist and New York Abortion Access Fund board member Alison Turkos shared the proces...

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.

8 Things Every Woman Should Know About IUDs

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Women's health advocates tend to be big fans of the intrauterine device, otherwise known as the IUD. And there are plenty of reasons why. The small...

Intrauterine Bling: 2,000 Years of IUDs, From Camel Contraceptives to Body Mod

Valerie Tarico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

The idea of putting something small in the uterus to prevent pregnancy goes way back. When nomadic traders needed to keep a female camel from getting pregnant during long treks across the desert, they put stones into the animal's uterus. Or so the story goes.

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...

Women With Depression Are Less Likely To Effectively Use Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women

When you're suffering from depression, it is often difficult to get out of bed, let alone follow daily routines. A new study demonstrates that this di...

IUDs, Implants Urged For Teen Girls' Birth Control

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 09.21.2012 | Teen

CHICAGO -- Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants ...

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...