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And what you can do about it

Stress has a way of piling up, from little things like your commute and your annoying co-workers to bigger things like your finances and the never-ending news cycle. Unsurprisingly, all of these stressors can affect your mental health. But repeatedly feeling stressed out can also affect your physical health; it can contribute to heart disease and other health problems, for example. And (surprise!) your sex life is also in jeopardy if your stress goes unmanaged.

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In some states, yes!

There are an increasing number of ways to access birth control. In addition to telemedicine apps that enable you to get birth control delivered straight to your door, some states now allow you to walk into a pharmacy without a prescription and get [the pill]( https://www.bedsider.org/methods/the_pill, the patch, the shot, or the ring.

It’s called pharmacist-prescribed birth control, and if it’s available where you live, it may make getting birth control easier for you.

 

Birth Control Basics