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Everything you never wanted to know—but probably should—about your ovaries.

Many people will have an ovarian cyst at some point in their lives, and most won’t even know it. But for folks who struggle with ovarian cysts, hormonal birth control may be a good solution.

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Some side effects are more frustrating than others, especially if you’re worried about gaining weight.

Ever quit taking the pill because your best friend told you her cousin got fat on birth control? I’m not going to sugar-coat it: there are some side effects from hormonal birth control methods. But chances are they’re not as bad as you think.

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Sometimes, you just want (or need) to keep your birth control on the down low.

Modern birth control methods have done wonders to give women control of their lives. You might be like me—one of contraception’s biggest fans, shouting its praises from the rooftops. But sometimes, you just want to keep your birth control on the down low.

Birth Control Basics