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  1. Where to Find Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception is safe, works well, and should now be available to anyone who needs it. But you have to know where to find it. The FDA has changed the rules about how pharmacies sell some types of emergency contraception. Before you walk into a drugstore, learn more about what's available.

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  2. Is Your Birth Control as Safe as You Think?

    By Laura Beil Christen Childs woke up on September 12, 2009, in the pitch dark of early morning with what she thought was a pulled muscle in her leg. She reached down to massage the cramp, trying to fathom how her left calf could be so achingly sore when she hadn't made it to the gym in weeks. This

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  3. The New No-Period, No-PMS Birth Control Pills

    In the beginning, there was Seasonale -- the continuous birth control pill that offered women four periods a year. Women grabbed the chance to opt out of their periods. If you don't need it, why put up with it? Today, "the pill" has been finessed even more, with lighter-period or no-period birth con

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  4. No More Periods

    Karen Manser hated her periods. "I just had a horrible time. They made me miserable. Sometimes I would lay curled up like a little ball in the bed in pain." So she did something drastic: she stopped her periods cold. At 44, she hasn't menstruated in 10 years. Now, women are quickly catching on to wh

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  5. Long-Term Birth Control: New Implants and Patches

    Birth control pills aren't for everyone. If you've forgotten your pills too many times -- or can't take them -- there are plenty of options. The birth control patch (Ortho Evra), vaginal ring (NuvaRing), and three types of birth control implants (Mirena, Implanon, and Essure) offer long-term birth c

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  6. Plan B One-Step: Seven Questions and Answers

    Here are questions and answers about the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step. Plan B One-Step is an emergency contraceptive pill taken by mouth after unprotected sex. It is used to prevent pregnancy. It is not for routine contraceptive use and does not prevent against sexually transmitted diseas

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  7. Other Reasons to Take the Pill

    By Janis Graham The Pill isn't just for birth control: Did you know that it can also protect against certain life-threatening cancers, plus help relieve some painful period symptoms? Here, experts explain the top seven health benefits of taking the Pill and how to make them work for you. Taking oral

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  8. A Pill Is Born

    I'm just a pill. Yes, I'm just a pill. And I'm sitting here ... Oh, hi. My name is Nupil. I'm a new drug, or at least I hope to be. Right now, the FDA is deciding whether to approve me. See that big office building? That's the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. It's as important as it sounds.

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  9. The Pill and Desire

    Q - Can birth control pills diminish my sex drive? A - Some birth control pills can decrease the intensity of sexual drive and sensations and some can increase it. The effects depend in part on the chemistry of your body and the formulation of the hormones in the pill you take. The formulations that

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  10. The No-Period Pills

    Let's face it, many women dread getting their monthly period. So take a minute to imagine this: What if you could take a birth control pill that reduced your periods from 13 to 4 each year? What if you could schedule life's big events - vacation, a wedding, family gatherings - around your "spring" p

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