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A few of our favorite reasons why birth control is a very good idea.

You might think getting pregnant is hard to do, but for women in their twenties, it’s usually quite easy. Like, really, really easy. Fortunately, birth control is easy too.

Birth control between boyfriends is smart just in case things get spontaneous.

The story goes something like this…

Girls meets boy. Girl goes on the pill. Girl breaks up with boy. Girl goes off the pill because she’s not dating anybody. Girl meets another boy. And he is…

If you're worried about the side effects of birth control—or if you've had a bad experience—here are a few things you should know.

We’re not gonna lie—sometimes birth control has side effects, and sometimes those side effects can suck. But we can think of (at least) three reasons why this shouldn’t get you down or make you give up on protecting yourself from accidental pregnancy.

When it comes to birth control, you’ve got a lot of options.

This article was updated on July 18, 2014.

Birth control may seem like a modern idea, but it’s actually been around for thousands of years.

They say women in ancient Egypt used crocodile…