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10 Bonus Health Benefits of Birth Control

Valerie Tarico | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

We women hear a lot about side effects of birth control, but we don't hear as much about the side benefits. If you haven't had a conversation with your doctor lately about family planning, you may be in for some surprises.

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

Marjorie Greenfield, MD | Posted 10.30.2014 | 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.

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.

SAD: Dog Cries At Grave

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.29.2013 | Good News

Brace yourselves, because this video is probably going to make you cry. In this viral video, a service dog named Wiley appears to cry at the grave ...

My Abortion Was Different: Why Women Shame and Blame Each Other

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

We've all heard stories, apocryphal or not, of women who picket family planning clinics and then cross the line when they find themselves with a probl...

9 Clues That Reproductive Policy Is Economic Policy

Valerie Tarico | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Conservatives who want to restrict access to contraception, abortion and other reproductive health care are putting ideology ahead of compassion and equality. But they are also putting ideology ahead of America's economic well being

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.