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ARTICLES / Maria Isabel Rodriguez, MD

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U.S. women are catching on to the awesomeness of IUDs—but sometimes old myths die hard.

After years in unofficial exile, the IUD is finally making a much-deserved comeback in the U.S. The device got a bad reputation mostly due to health problems women experienced using the...

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When it comes to post-sex pregnancy prevention, don't believe the rumors.

Emergency contraception pills (ECPs) are the subject of more rumors and misunderstandings than any celebrity I can name—despite the fact that the medical community has been studying them for over...

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Just because you haven't gotten pregnant yet does not mean you don't need birth control.

As a doctor, one of the things that most surprises me is the number of women who don’t use birth control because they think they can’t get pregnant. Risk can be tricky to understand and we all...

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Effective birth control isn’t always a product made by a pharmaceutical company…

Effective birth control isn’t always a product made by a pharmaceutical company… sometimes our own bodies take care of it for us. Breastfeeding, if done a certain way, can be one of those times. In...

Birth Control Basics

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    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.