ARTICLES / Sara Kennedy, MD, MPH

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If you thought you needed to wait until Sunday, think again.

Sometimes old ideas die hard. One good example is the old idea that you have to start taking the pill on a Sunday, or start it five days after your period begins. Research has shown that this is...

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Which emergency contraception method is most like the Energizer Bunny?

I’ve written before about our best-laid plans for having protected sex gone awry… It’s pretty common. For anyone who finds herself worried about becoming pregnant the morning after, there are...

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What to expect when it’s time to visit your lady doctor. (It may just be a conversation.)

Going to see a health care provider can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know what to expect. But there’s good news: the visit may be as simple as talking to your provider. You may not need...

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There are lots of reasons the best laid plans for using birth control don't work out...

There are lots of reasons the best laid plans for using birth control don’t work out: I completely forgot to take my pill (!)… I just didn’t have enough money to pay for the ring this month… The...

Birth Control Basics

  • Why should I?

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

  • Hello, birth control

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

  • Avoid the gap

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