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Including 10 legitimate non-hormonal BC methods

Good news and bad news, folks. The bad news is that the following 10 groceries are NOT birth control:

  1. Papaya
  2. Neem
  3. Asafoetida
  4. Figs
  5. Ginger
  6. Smartweed
  7. Wild…
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Don’t panic. Do ask questions.


sterilization , birth control, health, news, safety

You may have heard the news that Bayer, the drug manufacturer, will stop selling Essure, the non-surgical sterilization device, at the end of 2018. The FDA has stated that women who are currently using Essure without any problems can keep doing so. But if you ARE having problems or think you might be, talk to a health care provider as soon as you can.

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


sterilization , provider perspective

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.”

Your questions answered
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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, guys, myths, 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.