To use a cervical cap, line it with spermicide and insert it into your vagina so that it covers your cervix, blocking any sperm that may venture near.
In 80 years, there may be a shortfall of 22 million girls born, disrupting gender balance, which may lead to a "marriage squeeze" and "social disruption" the study's authors said.
A diaphragm is a silicone device shaped like a shallow cup that you insert into your vagina to prevent pregnancy.
The design of copper IUDs hasn't changed in 35 years. VeraCept was found to be safe, effective, and well-tolerated during the first year of use.
"Your reproductive health is your own - and no one should make decisions about it for you," PPFA president Alexis McGill Johnson wrote in a statement.
Spears gave groundbreaking testimony in her conservatorship case Wednesday, railing against the control she says her father has over her life.
Weeks after going on birth control, Tria Potts had a stroke. After five months of rehab, she became the first in her family to graduate high school.
If you've missed a period it may be due to your birth control, a sudden change in weight, or certain medications.
Non-hormonal birth control includes copper IUDs, the barrier method, and sterilization. The effectiveness of non-hormonal methods varies.
You're more likely to get a blood clot on birth control than after a vaccine, but that narrative can undermine women's life-threatening experiences.
It's rare to dislodge an IUD with a DivaCup, but it's possible. It's most likely to happen three months after you first get your IUD, a doctor says.
Male birth control hasn't changed much since the condom was invented over 5,000 years ago. It's not just a lack of interest or research, but biology.
When you stop birth control, your period may be heavier and more irregular. You may also have a few acne breakouts and your frequency of headaches may change. Birth control can also dampen your sex drive, so stopping it may make you feel more eager to have sex. Visit Insider’s […]
Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Common birth control myths about weight gain, infertility, and STIs. Birth control does not have to be taken at the same time every day. Not all birth control is the same and some contain different hormones or no hormones at all. Visit Insider’s Health Reference […]
You may stop taking birth control if you want to get pregnant, are 55, or want to switch methods. You can get pregnant within days of stopping birth control. Side effects of stopping birth control may include weight changes, acne, and irregular periods. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. There […]
Plan B may be less effective if you are over 155 pounds or have a BMI over 25. More research is needed to determine the impact of weight on Plan B. If you are over 155 lbs you should use another emergency contraception like Ella or the copper IUD. Visit […]
Cyproterone acetate is a hormone drug used to treat acne, early puberty, and heavy periods. A study of 253,777 females in France found a link between the hormone and benign brain tumours. The hormone is used in birth control, but experts say the dosage is so low there’s no need […]