Plan B One-Step is a new form of emergency contraception approved by the FDA on July 13, 2009. Plan B One-Step consists of just one oral pill (levonorgestrel tablet, 1.5 mg) and can be used by women to prevent an unintended pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Plan B One-Step will be replacing the old Plan B.
Combination birth control pills have both estrogen and progestin. Learn all about the different brands of combination birth control pills, how they work, available pack sizes - everything you need to know!
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is a triphasic, lower hormone birth control pill designed to more naturally mimic your monthly cycle. Curious to learn more about Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo?
What is NuvaRing? Wondering about NuvaRing side effects, advantages, effectiveness and cost? Find out what you need to know about this birth control method.
Wet Gellee is a thick jelly lubricant with staying power. Is this water-based and stain-free personal lubricant the right choice for you?
Next Choice One Dose is the cheaper, generic equivalent to the morning-after pill, Plan B One-Step. Lower your chance of pregnancy if you take Next Choice One Dose within 72 hours of unprotected sex or contraception failure.
Emergency contraception (EC) can be used to reduce the risk of pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Emergency contraception has been available for more than 30 years and is safe and effective. Learn about Plan B One-Step (morning after pill), progestin-only pills (Ovrette), and the Paragard IUD. Emergency contraception and Plan B One-Step effectiveness is discussed as well as how EC works, emergency birth control side effects and cost.
Plan B is now Plan B One-Step. The old Plan B was a brand of a progestin-only pill (levonorgestrel) approved by the FDA specifically for emergency contraception (EC). Plan B is also referred to as the morning after pill. Find about Plan B effectiveness, whether or not these EC pills actually need to be taken the morning after unprotected sex , where to buy morning after pills and how much does Plan B cost. The history of the morning after pill and Plan B effectiveness is also discussed.
Implanon, a contraceptive implant, is a single rod inserted into the upper arm. An effective and new birth control method, Implanon (the birth control implant) provides pregnancy protection for up to three years. Implanon is hormonal birth control that slowly releases small amounts of progestin. The contraceptive implant procedure is simple and protection usually begins after the implant is inserted. Find out: Implanon side effects, advantages and disadvantages, Implanon cost and how to obtain.
Picabo Street is openly discussing her Essure decision. Deciding to seek permanent birth control is a major decision. Women can choose between a tubal ligation, surgery that closes off the fallopian tubes (having your tubes tied) or Essure, a non-surgical permanent birth control procedure. If you’ve already decided that permanent sterilization is the way to go, the Essure procedure may be the right choice for you. Read Picabo Street’s Essure story.
Understanding the female body, your fertile period and the menstruation cycle. Learn about conception and fertilization. Find out all about ovulation, fertility and determine when do you ovulate. The female body has a definite fertile period and an ovulation cycle. Knowing about your menstruation cycle can help you figure out, am I pregnant? Learn when a pregnancy is considered to be established.
Although the Adiana permanent birth control method was FDA-approved on July 8, 2009 as a less-invasive alternative to tubal ligation, the Hologic company has discontinued its production and sales of the Adiana system as of April 2012.
Everything you need to know about the Today Sponge. And yes... this over-the-counter birth control method is available again!
Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding? Learn how breastfeeding (Lactational Amenorrhea Method or LAM)can be an effective natural contraceptive for woman who have given birth less than six months ago.
Sir Richards Condoms come in four varieties. These vegan condoms are made of premium materials. Learn more about these condoms as find out how you can make a difference in a major global health crisis just by buying Sir Richard's Condoms.
How much do you know about male condoms? Find out about condom use, types of condoms, condom brands, and where to buy condoms.
The Sir Richard's Company has a socially-conscious approach to making condoms. Wanting to use the power of business to address global health concerns, the Sir Richard's Company will donate one condom for every one bought.
Progestin is a common hormone found in combination birth control pills. What is it? Learn the differences between progestins as well as the various progestin types. Information about the estrogenic effects, androgenic effects, and progestational selectivity for each type of progestin is discussed.
A no scalpel vasectomy (or keyhole vasectomy) is a more appealing and less invasive vasectomy option for men. With quicker recover times, less pain and no incision, see how a no scalpel vasectomy differs from conventional vasectomies.
The Ortho Evra Patch is as effective as the pill but even simpler. Answers to your questions about the Ortho Evra once-a-week birth control patch.
Beyaz is a birth control pill that provides daily supplementation of folate (folic acid). It may lower the risk of having rare neural tube defects in a pregnancy occurring during Beyaz use or shortly after stopping. Beyaz is also FDA-approved to help treat PMDD and moderate acne. Find out more about Beyaz side effects, how to buy Beyaz as well as where to get a Beyaz coupon.
When deciding on a contraceptive method, certain birth control considerations may come into play. The effectiveness of contraception may or may not be an important consideration. Evaluating the effectiveness of contraception may be an important birth control consideration or factor when making trying to decide upon which birth control method to choose.
An IUD is a small, flexible contraceptive device that is shaped like the letter T and is inserted into the uterus. The letters IUD stand for intrauterine device. This contraceptive method is long lasting, safe and extremely effective. There are two IUD types: the Mirena IUD and the ParaGard IUD. Learn about IUD insertion and IUD removal as well as costs, maintenance and pregnancy protection.
Nexplanon is the newer version of the birth control implant, Implanon. It only contains progestin and provides three years of pregnancy protection. Nexplanon is now available in the United States.
What you need to know about the withdrawal method of contraception (also known as pulling out). Are there more advantages or disadvantages of relying on withdrawal?