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Getting the snip gets a bad rap—but if you’re done with kids or never want any, don’t let rumors stop you from learning more.

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provider perspective , sterilization, birth control, myths, guys

Vasectomy, a.k.a. male sterilization, is often thought of as the “other” form of sterilization. Female sterilization is much more common, even though vasectomy is just as effective, safer, and costs less. Let’s take a closer look at this misunderstood method.

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It’s tiny, it’s super effective, and we promise it’s not a tracking device. Get to know the birth control implant, a.k.a. Nexplanon.

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provider perspective , implant, myths

The birth control implant is a little rod about the size of a matchstick. It goes just below the skin in your upper arm. For some people, it’s the best birth control that ever happened to them. But others may have heard scary stories about the implant—and many folks aren’t even sure what it is.

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The pill is still the most popular birth control method in the U.S.—and it’s still the subject of all kinds of crazy rumors.

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provider perspective , the pill, myths

Even if you have first-hand experience with the pill, it can be hard to separate the truth from the nonsense. Here are the top 5 misunderstandings, myths, and outright lies we’ve heard about the birth control pill.

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If you’re among the many folks wondering if now is the time to try long-acting birth control, here are some things to consider.

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provider perspective , implant, IUD, cost, birth control, news, public policy, health

Health care providers are reporting an uptick in IUD insertions and interest in IUDs among young women has spiked. If it seems like everyone is either getting one or talking about how awesome they are, and all the buzz has you wondering if an IUD is right for you, you’ve come to the right place.