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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.


sterilization , birth control, myths, guys, provider perspective

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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Here’s what’s covered (and what’s not) under the Affordable Care Act when it comes to men’s sexual health.

We talk a lot about the awesome things that the Affordable Care Act has done for women’s health, including birth control coverage without out-of-pocket costs and other preventive services. Preventive care is important for men, too—so what’s covered for them?

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How's this method of permanent birth control working for women in the U.S.? The FDA wants to know.


sterilization , side effects, birth control, news, get on top, health

There's been a growing campaign to get the FDA to review the permanent birth control method Essure. Essure is a set of coils that a health care provider inserts in the fallopian tubes, where the coils cause the tubes to close up within a few months.

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