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If pregnancy isn’t in your future plans, here’s what you should know before talking to your doctor.

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provider perspective , sterilization

We spend a lot of time talking about how to use the many different forms of birth control to choose whether and when to get pregnant. But what if you never want to be pregnant again, or even pregnant ever? You might be thinking about having your “tubes tied.”

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Transgender, cisgender, or gender nonconforming? Birth control can help you stay on top of your reproductive health.

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provider perspective , periods, pregnancy, birth control, health, lgbtq

Like cisgender people, transgender and gender nonconforming people are sexually diverse and may be at risk for unplanned pregnancy. Regardless of where you lie on the spectrum, it’s a good idea to discuss your reproductive health needs with your provider.

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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.