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5 signs you should switch up your birth-control method

If you’ve used the same birth control method since you started using contraception, you might want to re-evaluate if it’s working for you, gynecologist Dr. Jessica Shepherd told Insider. Painful or heavy periods, conditions like hypertension and high blood pressure, and a recent change in your relationship status are all […]
5 signs you should switch up your birth-control method
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Top fertility doctors oppose Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, warning it could threaten access to IVF, contraception, and abortion

The editors of Fertility and Sterility published a letter opposing the seating of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s belief that life begins at fertilisation could lead her to rule against access to contraception and safe fertility treatments. Medical journals have recently been commenting on political issues […]
Top fertility doctors oppose Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, warning it could threaten access to IVF, contraception, and abortion
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Plan B: Side effects, how long they last, and how to get relief

Emergency contraceptives, like Plan B One-Step, use a synthetic hormone called levonorgestrel, which mimics the sex hormone progesterone, which prevents ovulation and, hence,pregnancy. Plan B contains three times more levonorgestrel than a regular birth control pill. As a result, this large, concentrated dose can cause side effects like fatigue, nausea, […]
Plan B: Side effects, how long they last, and how to get relief
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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.