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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...

What Women Need To Know About Essure, From Erin Brockovich (VIDEO)

Posted 11.26.2013 | MarloThomas

Is the IUD Essure harmful to women? Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich explains that this product is almost like a corkscrew -- when it's inserted int...

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.

How Birth Control Led Me to Street Drugs

Leah Squires | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Leah Squires

I tried to call a cab on Monday morning. But confused and fatigued, I couldn't figure out how the buttons on my phone worked. Against my better judgment, I drove myself to Planned Parenthood. They buzzed me in, pale, diapered up, and holding myself up with the counter, I begged the receptionist, "Please 'elp me. I jus wan sta bleeding."

The Gut-Wrenching Experience We Can Finally Let Go

Charlie Capen | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Charlie Capen

I said, "I want to go beat things and run fast." She said, "I just want to cry and go to sleep." We probably could've used a dose of each other's advice, truth be told.

Hey Anti-Choicers: Coercion Is Always Wrong

John Seager | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
John Seager

Thank goodness Mississippi voters -- as have voters in every other state where this issue has appeared on the ballot -- put the rights of women above the "rights" of fertilized eggs. But how soon until a state does restrict birth control?

Olympic Champions and Birth Control

Laura Stepp | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Laura Stepp

Were Romney and Ryan to win the election and succeed in their efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, less-privileged girls with lots of athletic potential talent might find themselves shopping for baby food instead of practicing their high jumps.

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...

IUDS: Pamper, Pamper, Pamper -- Plus 9 Other Tips For Falling In Love With Your IUD

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Valerie Tarico

On the scale of uncomfortable things women do to their bodies, an IUD insertion usually falls somewhere on the piercing-to-Brazilian end of the spectrum.

Fertility And Me

Toni Nagy | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women
Toni Nagy

There is an expiration date on my uterus, a "sell by" number on my sexuality and not much I can do to prolong it.

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.

How To Green Your Birth Control: IUDs, Vegan Condoms, The Pill and Five Other Pregnancy Prevention Choices

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You may love to compost, reuse, and recycle but is your birth control as green as the rest of your lifestyle choices? Women around the world rely on b...

Kendra Wilkinson Looking Forward To Sex, Birth Control

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

New mom Kendra Wilkinson is looking forward to sex - with birth control. The former "Girl Next Door" turned wife of NFL player Hank Basket gave birth...

How Green Is Your Birth Control? (POLL)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the abundance of contraceptive products available, many have begun to examine the environmental ramifications of their birth control. The fear of...

New Health Disparities Report: More Context for Higher Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion Rates Among Women of Color

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sharon L. Camp

A Kaiser Family Foundation report documents persistent disparities between white women and women of color in rates of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, AIDS and cancer.