ARTICLES / Grace Shih, MD, MAS

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So many pregnancy myths to bust, so little time…

We got so many questions about pregnancy scares in the comments of the original “Um, can I get pregnant if…?” that we decided it was time for part 2. Last time we talked about specific sex acts...

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This virus may be super-common, but there's still a lot most folks don't know about it.

Herpes is common. Really common. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in six adults has genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused...

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Messing with a partner's birth control is abuse—and it may be depressingly common.

When I was training to become a doctor, one of my patients was a 25-year-old woman. She already had one child and didn’t want to get pregnant again. She’d been using the birth control patch, but...

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When it comes to birth control and weight, not all methods are created equal...

There’s a lot of talk about being overweight or obese in America and how it can affect people’s health in all kinds of ways… but does it affect women’s birth control choices? The answer, as usual,...

Birth Control Basics

  • Why should I?

    A few of our favorite reasons why birth control is a very good idea.

  • Avoid the gap

    Birth control between boyfriends is smart just in case things get spontaneous.

  • Hello, birth control

    When it comes to birth control, you’ve got a lot of options.