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Your questions answered
Just had a baby? Congrats and good luck! Now, what birth control are you using?

A break is definitely the best thing for your body right after a pregnancy, but if you’re not exclusively breastfeeding in a very particular way, you can ovulate as soon as three weeks after birth…

The good, the bad, and the fine print.

Any prescription birth control method you buy in the United States comes with a square of delicately thin paper, folded until it won’t fold any more, covered in teeny-tiny print. It’s called a “package insert” or a “label”—and it may be telling you lies.

There are some good reasons for making the birth control pill available at pharmacies, no prescription needed.

In 2012, a small Pennsylvania college made national headlines for putting packs of the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B in a vending machine in their student health center. Imagine the uproar if that vending machine had packs of the pill in it, too.