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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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6 signs that you should stop birth control and what to know before you do

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 […]
6 signs that you should stop birth control and what to know before you do
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10 sex drive myths experts say are toxic and gendered

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Many sex drive myths are based on out-dated gender norms. Sex drive varies from person to person regardless of their gender. A person’s sex drive might change over the course of their life. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice. Sex drive (or libido) […]
10 sex drive myths experts say are toxic and gendered
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The best birth control options to manage pain for endometriosis

Birth control can help treat some of endometriosis symptoms like pain and heavy period bleeding. Estrogen-progesterone birth control pills are considered the best at treating endometriosis. Hormonal birth control can relieve the pain, but it can’t treat endometriosis, itself. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice. Endometriosis is a […]
The best birth control options to manage pain for endometriosis
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What bleeding during pregnancy means and when it’s serious

Approximately one-fourth of women will experience bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy. Some causes of bleeding during pregnancy are harmless, such as implantation bleeding. Heavy bleeding may be a sign of complications, as it can indicate a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice. […]
What bleeding during pregnancy means and when it’s serious
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Follow this 5-step guide to check for breast cancer at home

Regular self-breast exams can help you spot symptoms of breast cancer like lumps, scabbing, and other ireggularities. You should check your breasts at the same time each month, around 3-5 days after your period ends. Not all breast lumps are cancerous, but if you find one, make sure to see […]
Follow this 5-step guide to check for breast cancer at home
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9 reasons why you may be having cramps while not on your period

Cramps but no period could be caused by normal ovulation pain or an ovarian cyst. If you suspect you may be pregnant, abdominal cramps could also be caused by an ectopic pregnancy, a miscarriage, or pregnancy itself. You may also feel abdominal cramping if you have chronic conditions like endometriosis […]
9 reasons why you may be having cramps while not on your period
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11 reasons why your period may be early, including stress and birth control

An early period may be due to lifestyle changes like periods of stress, strenuous exercise, or drastic weight changes that alter your hormone production. But early periods can also be caused by underlying conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis. Age-related hormonal changes, like puberty and perimenopause, may also […]
11 reasons why your period may be early, including stress and birth control
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The best vitamins for women at any stage in life

Studies show that women are more prone to nutritional deficiencies than men. Depending on your diet, you may need to supplement with vitamin B, vitamin D, calcium and iron. Pregnant people, breastfeeding people, and people experiencing menopause might need to add vitamins to their diet. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library […]
The best vitamins for women at any stage in life
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6 pelvic floor exercises to try without equipment

Pelvic floor exercises can help either strengthen or relax your pelvic muscles. Your pelvic floor muscles help support your intestines, bladder, vagina, uterus, cervix, rectum, and prostate. Doing pelvic floor exercises can help prevent bowel or bladder leakages, relieve pain in your pelvis, and prevent prolapse. If you’ve given birth […]
6 pelvic floor exercises to try without equipment