As an otherwise healthy, average 19-year-old, I didn’t think the symptoms I started experiencing in March 2011—trouble breathing, especially when going up stairs, and slightly swollen legs—were a cause for concern.It was my second semester as a freshman in … [Read more...] about ‘I Got A Blood Clot From My Birth Control Pills’
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Dr. K turned out to be even more rushed than your average M.D. "So you need a new OC prescription?" she asked hurriedly. It took a second to realize that "OC" meant oral contraceptive. I nodded. "Which pill are you on?" Without thinking, the name of a highly advertised pill … [Read more...] about How to Find the Best Birth Control for You
Birth control slip-ups, effectiveness, and troubleshootingIf I'm on the ring or the patch and forget to replace it on the right day, do I need to use backup? I'm on the pill. Does my guy still need to pull out when we don't use a condom? Is asking my guy to pull out a reliable … [Read more...] about Birth Control FAQ
Myth #1: The Pill makes you gain weightAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that women using the Depo-Provera shot gained an average of 11 pounds and increased their body fat by 3.4 percent over three years, though they're not sure what caused this effect. If … [Read more...] about 10 Birth Control Myths—Debunked!
The oral contraceptive pill, commonly referred to as "the pill," is a form of hormonal contraception taken by approximately 12 million women in the US each year to prevent pregnancy.1 The pill is a highly effective method of birth control when taken correctly (at the same time … [Read more...] about 10 Most Common Birth Control Pill Side Effects