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New Survey Reveals Providers Not Doing Enough to Educate Women on Birth Control Options

A new survey from the American College of Nurse-Midwives found that women don’t feel confident in their own knowledge about contraception, and in fact don’t know a lot about the methods that are available.

A new survey from the American College of Nurse-Midwives found that women don’t feel confident in their own knowledge about contraception and, in fact, don’t know a lot about the methods that are available.

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Does the Pill Make You Depressed? A New Study Says No But Some Experts Disagree

I should not have to choose between keeping my job and losing my dignity.

Though many women have said that hormonal contraceptive methods affect their mood, research has shown mixed results. A new study found that young women using the birth control pill and other hormonal methods were no more likely to be depressed than other young women. Other experts, however, are skeptical of the study’s approach and results.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Court Says Illinois Pharmacists Don’t Have to Distribute EC, Just as NYC Schools Stock Up on It

An appellate court this week ruled that Illinois cannot force pharmacies or pharmacists to sell EC. The New York City Department of Education, meanwhile, is offering it to students. And ACOG recommends IUDs and Implants for teens.

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IUDs Become More Popular in the United States

Once a very unpopular method of contraception, the IUD is making a comeback as an increasing number of women adopt this method of contraception.  A new study suggests that this is due to product improvements, increased access, and a better reputation, among other factors. 

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IUDs: Now for Emergencies?

The Copper IUD as a form of emergency contraception? Researchers say it’s almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy if inserted five days after unprotected sex. But, honestly, is it feasible for most women to run to their doctor and have an IUD inserted “asap”?!

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Why Is the Arizona Immigration Law A ‘Women’s Issue?’

With the recent passage of the most extreme state immigration law in the country, immigration advocates are speaking up about why the Arizona law is a women’s health and rights issue as much as anything else.

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The IUD Debate: Experienced Providers Weigh In

Conflicting messages on IUDs abound. How do you know who’s right, and why are so many people telling you different things? Providers at Planned Parenthood of New York City, who regularly do IUD insertions, weigh in.

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IUDs Now A-OK?

I’ve been looking for a new form of birth control for a while. The pill
never really interested me—I was on it for nearly a year in high
school, but the side effects, along with actually remembering to take
it—made it more difficult than helpful.

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The Message Muddle on IUDs

Doctors and nurses are confused about IUDs, and they send confusing messages to us.

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How Green Is Your Birth Control?

A roundup of the most sustainable methods of birth control.

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