Why is Tummino v. Hamburg important? Judge Korman reversed the FDA’s decision on morning-after pill availability. Learn about the background, summary, ruling and significance of Tummino v. Hamburg.
How accurate are home pregnancy tests - really? Learn how home pregnancy tests work, the accuracy of home pregnancy tests, and whether to trust the results.
Do you use the birth control pill, Lybrel, to prevent unplanned pregnancy? Perhaps you are considering whether to switch your pill brand to Lybrel. Are you concerned about Lybrel side effects such as migraines, weight gain, or nausea? Lybrel birth control was approved by the FDA to eliminate women's monthly periods. Find out what real women, like you, are sharing about their experiences with Lybrel and join the conversations.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill that is also designed to eliminate women's monthly periods. Lybrel is a type of continuous birth control where a woman takes a pill everyday for 365 days (a whole year). Learn more about Lybrel - what Lybrel is, its advantages, risks, costs, and effectiveness.
Look no farther - here is the comprehensive condom size chart you've been waiting for! It includes many of your favorite condom brands - LifeStyles, Trojan, Beyond 7, Durex, Kimino, Sensis and Caution Wear. From super snug to XL condoms, this condom size chart has all the information you need to find the perfect condom fit.
Have you ever stopped to wonder what condoms are made of? It seems like many condom manufacturers don’t come right out and tell you this. Find out what is in your favorite condoms.
An in-depth summary of the Griswold v. Connecticut 1965 Supreme Court decision. This case paved the way to birth control legalization. Learn the important details of the Griswold v. Connecticut ruling.
Information about Depo Provera, the birth control shot. This progestin injection is a reversible method of prescription birth control. Find out the difference between the Depo Provera shot and its newer version, the Depo-subQ Provera 104 Injection. The side effects, advantages, health risks and effectiveness of Depo Provera are explained.
There are two approaches to sex education – comprehensive sex education and abstinence-only education. How do they differ? Does one approach make a greater impact on teen’s sexual behavior?
The 2012 election can impact policies that affect your life. Learn about the presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Be informed about their stances on contraception, abortion and sex education. It is crucial to make your vote count for the presidential 2012 election!
There is still great disagreement about how Plan B works. Whereas research and the medical community say one thing, FDA labeling on how Plan B works says another. What are the effects of Plan B and where did the controversy over how emergency contraception works stem from?
On April 30, 2012, Hologic announced that it would discontinue its manufacturing and sales of Adiana. Find out why and what role Hologic's competitor, Conceptus played in this decision.
Missing IUD strings may be a sign that your IUD has moved out of place. If you tried to check your IUD strings and can’t feel them, find out what you should do.
One of the issues that may contribute to birth control failure is a woman’s weight. Obesity can compromise contraceptive effectiveness. Learn more about how contraceptive effectiveness can be reduced by obesity and find out contraceptive options for overweight women.
Depo Provera is a popular prescription birth control method. Unscheduled or continous depo bleeding leads many women stop using Depo Provera. Are you wondering if your depo bleeding will ever stop? Learn about some possible Depo Provera bleeding treatments so you can be happy with depo again.
The economic recession has, yet, intruded into one more place - the American bedroom. Some couples are so afraid of conceiving a baby, that they're taking extra birth control. The decision to have children is often a financial one. Given our economic recession, couples are now taking some extreme family planning measures to ensure that they don’t get pregnant. So, while the economy dwindles, birth control and the morning after pill sales skyrocket.
ParaGard, the Copper T 380A, is an IUD that releases copper, so it is hormone-free. ParaGard also lasts for 10 years! Learn about this highly effective FDA approved intrauterine device.
Mirena IUD provides a long-term birth control option without sterilization. Mirena releases the progestin, levonorgestrel. Learn more about this highly effective contraceptive device.
The Standard Days Method is the easiest natural family planning option to teach and use. Find out more about SDM and how simple it really is.
For years, nulliparous women have been using IUDs like Mirena and ParaGard. Is this safe? Learn what ACOG and research suggest about IUD use in nulliparous women.
What if I'm pregnant? Many women may be thinking this if their period is late. Other questions you may have could include: Am I pregnant? Did my birth control fail? When will I know, and how can I tell if I'm pregnant? What do I do if I have an unintended pregnancy?
Is IUD birth control for teenagers safe? Should teenagers use Implanon?
There are many different types and brands of home pregnancy tests, but they all function in the same manner - they check a woman's urine for presence of hCG hormone. Blood pregnancy tests check for the same hCG hormone, only these detect the hormone in the blood and must be performed at a doctor's office.
Surprising news stemming from the 56th annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists earlier this week: half of all women seeking a first abortion had not been using any type of contraception when they conceived (despite agreement with their sexual partners about not wanting to become pregnant). These women were seeking an abortion due to not using birth control or inconsistent birth control use.
Data released from the CDC reveals that many young people (tweens, teens, and young adults) in the United States engage in risky sexual behavior and experience negative reproductive health outcomes. Are America’s teens in need of sex education? Find out information about the number of cases of teenage pregnancy, abortion, STDs, AIDS and HIV affecting US teens. It seems the most recent data suggest that our teens’ sexual health may be in trouble.