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  1. Not Your Mother's Birth Control

    Reading a popular women's magazine the other day, I was startled to discover that what looked like one of those peel-off makeup samples wasn't a makeup sample at all. It was "The Patch"--a new form of birth control that you slap on your skin once a week. Of course, the magazine sample didn't actuall

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  2. Not Your Mother's Birth Control

    Reading a popular women's magazine the other day, I was startled to discover that what looked like one of those peel-off makeup samples wasn't a makeup sample at all. It was "The Patch," a form of birth control that you slap on your skin once a week. Of course, the magazine sample didn't actually co

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  3. A History of Birth Control

    Aug. 6, 2001 -- The controversial topic of birth control seems like a modern issue -- but it's not. Long before the pill, U.S. men and women wanted -- and successfully used -- a variety of contraceptive devices.   In her new book, Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America, historia

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  4. Modern Rhythm

    Jan. 1, 2001 -- Nathan and Kathy Sendan begin each day with a pen, paper, and digital thermometer. The El Sobrante, Calif., couple dutifully record Kathy's basal body temperature before they even think of drinking their morning coffee. Then they combine the temperature readings with other physiologi

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  5. Covering Birth Control

    Sept. 4, 2000 -- When Seattle pharmacist Jennifer Erickson returned to work in late July one day after filing a headline-grabbing lawsuit against her employer, the Bartell Drug Co., her female co-workers were ecstatic. "It was all high fives and 'You go, girl!' " Erickson says with a laugh. Her cust

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  6. The Scope of STDs

    May 22, 2000 -- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a worldwide problem, with research underway in several countries towards developing better drugs and other treatments, as well as more effective prevention strategies, such as a possible vaccine for cervical cancer caused by the human papillom

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  7. Does Sex Hurt?

    Lucy was dating the man who would become her husband and enjoying every moment. Soon after, without warning, she began to feel discomfort and then pain in the genital area. It got so bad she couldn't even insert a tampon. The pain made having sex impossible, too. At first, she thought she had a yeas

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  8. Why Aren't Men More Involved?

    It's funny: We all know that it takes both sperm and an egg to have a baby. However, when it comes down to it, most of the burden for contraception and pregnancy -- key components of reproductive health -- falls on women. According to a survey done by the Kaiser Family Foundation called "Men's Role

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  9. A Star Returns: Elaine Benes' Favorite Form of Birth Control Makes a Comeback

    After a four-year lapse, that little, round, pink piece of foam that gained national attention on the sitcom "Seinfeld" is scheduled for a comeback. The Today sponge, discontinued in 1995, may be back on shelves this fall, thanks to Allendale Pharmaceuticals of Allendale, New Jersey. When the appara

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  10. What Does It Take to Lift Your Sex Life to the Next Level?

    When it comes to giving your sex life a boost, your first instinct might be to turn to the usual suspects: lacy lingerie, scented oils, maybe a naughty toy or two. But who knew that getting a new dishwasher, practicing Pilates, or having a baby — yes, really! — could improve your bedroom connection?

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