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7 common birth control myths debunked by OB-GYNs

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 […]
7 common birth control myths debunked by OB-GYNs
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Birth-control pills could add 10 million doses of hormones to our wastewater every day. Some of that estrogen may wind up in our taps.

Hormones from birth-control pills can travel through showers, toilets, and washing machines to local wastewater facilities. In his book, “Troubled Water,” activist Seth Siegel writes that birth-control pills add more than 10 million doses of synthetic estrogen to US wastewater every day. From there, the hormones could get discharged into […]
Birth-control pills could add 10 million doses of hormones to our wastewater every day. Some of that estrogen may wind up in our taps.
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Giving women only 3 months of birth control at a time may waste millions of dollars and lead to hundreds of unintended pregnancies. Year-long prescriptions could fix that.

A new study found that giving female veterans a year-long supply of birth control pills could save insurance companies and women money, plus reduce unintended pregnancies, compared to keeping them on three-month supplies. After crunching the numbers, the researchers found that a 12-month birth control pill dispensing option would save […]
Giving women only 3 months of birth control at a time may waste millions of dollars and lead to hundreds of unintended pregnancies. Year-long prescriptions could fix that.