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  1. Fertility
    Hi! I recently started taking a new birth control pill last month and I started to experience, what I believe to be, breakthrough bleeding due to my body adjusting to the new hormones. The bleeding was light and never filled more than one tampon or pad a day. It lasted for about 3 weeks and...
  2. Green Goods
    Some 60% of women use withdrawal as a form of birth control at some time. Here are some things you should know. A recent study suggests that some men (41%) leak sperm in the pre-ejaculatory fluid and some don't. Researchers had young men masturbate and put the tip of their penis on a petri...
  3. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
    Hello, everyone! My husband and I decided I should stop taking the pill because I've been miserable since being on it. We are using natural birth control methods. My last placebo was on June 4th. My period lasted from the 2nd-7th. I have been searching the internet, but I can't find anything...
  4. Family Life
    There are only a handful of contraceptives that men can take responsibility for. However, the male birth control pill may soon be one of them. It only took 60 years from the FDA approval of the first female oral contraceptive pill to even come close to developing a male version. However...
  5. Pregnancy & Birth
    Many breastfeeding moms are concerned about the medications that go into their bodies. A new study says that there is no harm breastfeeding for women who have a hormonal IUD. Having another baby is usually the last thing on the mind of woman who just gave birth. However, fertility can return...
  6. Other
    For the majority of Americans, deciding whether or not to have a child is a personal decision. However, for a small group of Tennessee inmates, their freedom hinged on that choice. Over the past three months, a birth control controversy has been brewing in White County, Tennessee. Inmates were...
  7. Pregnancy & Birth
    Every birth control method has its downside, but practicing Fertility Awareness also has some unexpected perks. Birth control doula and fertility expert, Hana Askren, gives us an intimate look at the practice. Q1: Walk us through the basis of the Fertility Awareness Method. A: There are...
  8. Green Goods
    Yes, we need to, so uncover your ears. We often get caught up in the excitement and grind of becoming parents (or parents again) that we put our very real and human needs to the side. We need to remember that we are loving, living, red-blooded adults. This does not change when we have a baby...
  9. Trying To Conceive
    Hi, I'm 20 years old and I came off birth control 11 months ago. I had previously had the injection for 4 years and had my last injection in January of this year (2016) which was due to be done again in March but I chose not to have it for deciding I wasn't happy with the injection and the...
  10. Family Planning
    Does anyone have a thyroid condition but is also using NFP? I have a chronic thyroid condition that is very stable, and want to try NFP, but am nervous that my thyroid condition may make it difficult/unreliable. As I am trying to prevent getting pregnant and really dont want to take a chance...
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