The numbers for Natural Cycles, the first FDA-approved pregnancy prevention app, are actually better than those for hormonal birth control, which fails 9 percent of the time.
Kristen Bell, Gloria Steinem, Kate Walsh, and Cecily Strong are just some of the boldface names of women who are sending Donald Trump their birth control bills.
Pregnancy with an IUD is rare, but it can happen, as an Alabama woman learned. Here’s how to use them and how, sometimes, they fail.
A study published this week has established that hormonal birth control for men can be an effective method for preventing pregnancy. The study was conducted with over 300 men between the ages of 18 and 45, all tested for healthy sperm count and in monogamous relationships with women. The men received injections for over a year, with the researchers administering and monitoring the effects throughout the study.
If your choice of contraceptive contains hormones, a possible side effect may be a mental health disorder. A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry states that women who used a hormonal form of birth control were more likely to be diagnosed with depression and use antidepressants.
Last week, one brave blogger decided to share her pre- and post- acne face shots on Imgur. And the transformation, thanks to birth-control pills, is astounding.
A long-rumored reversible birth control option for men is one step closer to becoming a reality. Vasalgel, made by the Parsemus Foundation, which finds alternative medicines to those produced by massive pharmaceutical companies, is a gel that’s injected into the testes (yes, there’s a needle required, sadly). Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
All illustrations courtesy of Maritza Lugo In case you missed it, January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. “The majority of cervical cancer incidences are directly related to the HPV virus,” writes illustrator Maritza Lugo on her website. She recently teamed up with writer and sex ed speaker Danielle Sepulveres to create a series of illustrations promoting awareness. “Sadly you will barely read about any of this.
Pharmaceutical giant Allergen, which makes a birth control pill, is using hashtags, emojis, and Lea Michele to market itself to Millennial women through the #ActuallySheCan campaign.