When teen pregnancy rates are published it is commonly assumed the
teens are getting pregnant for the first time, but that is not the case
according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and
Contraceptive sabotage is more common than many women may recognize,
leading ACOG to establish guidelines and support materials for
obstetricians to educate patients who may be experiencing violence at
Breastfeeding mothers who do not experience a normal menstrual period
are considered to have lactation amenorrhea. The condition is considered
a natural means of birth control.
Birth control pills are a highly effective means of preventing pregnancy
and maintaining a normal, patterned menstrual cycle. Taking your pills
at the same time each day prevents you from missing one or more pills
and, subsequently, increasing the risk of pregnancy.
When it comes to fertility treatments, timing is extremely important.
Before the addition of birth control to fertility treatment protocols,
women were constantly on the clock.
Immediate birth control is a choice many women in western cultures
choose to prevent pregnancy in the months and years after giving birth,
but birth control pills and other similar options are not always
available to women in other countries.
Choosing the right birth control pill can be difficult. Find out the pros and cons of different types of birth control pills.
You probably feel that there is no way that you can become pregnant
again right after having a baby. You will be surprised to learn that
pregnancy right after you give birth is not as farfetched as you
Teen pregnancy rates are on the decline, but that doesn’t mean teens are
not getting pregnant. According to some reports, the repeat pregnancy
rate for teens is somewhere near 50-percent and many repeat pregnancies
are happening within one year of giving birth.
If the urine culture is negative after treatment, but symptoms persist,
additional testing to determine the cause of symptoms will likely be
ordered. Antibiotics are not required if there is no infection present.
One of the most pressing issues facing youth today is the constant debate regarding sex education.
Researchers at UC Irvine have found that women who take birth control pills appear to remember emotional events in a manner more similar to men.
It is safe to get pregnant as soon as you stop birth control, stop the pill, or have the IUD removed? Getting pregnant after birth control is not as complicated as many believe.
It is common to hear that antibiotics, including penicillin and ampicillin, have the potential to interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills; however the only antibiotic shown to decre
The withdrawal or "pull out" method is a form of (not so great) birth control where the man withdraws his penis from the vagina just before he ejaculates in the hope that entry of the ejaculate into the vagina and cervix, and therefore eventual fertilization, will be prevented.
Similar to the pill, the mini pill is a month-long series of progestin-only pills that must be taken every day (the regular pill has both progestin and estrogen).
A male condom a contraceptive device mde out of a thin sheath that covers the penis during intercourse.
Spermicide is a form of birth control, made out of suppositories, foams, cremes, or film, that is inserted into the vagina prior to sexual intercourse.
A female condom is made from polyurethane and used by the woman as birth control to prevent sperm from reaching the cervix.
The diaphragm is a contraceptive device which is made of latex and shaped like a dome and inserted inside the vagina to cover the cervix during sexual intercourse.
The cervical cap is contraceptive device. It is a soft rubber barrier that covers the cervix in order to prevent sperm from entering into the uterus. In addition, spermicide is added to kill any sperm that may bypass the cap.
A contraceptive sponge is a are small, disposable sponge usually made of polyurethane foam and that is are infused with spermicides. The contraceptive sponge is placed inside the vagina and it works by blocking sperm from entering the uterus and also by absorbing and killing off the sperm.
The Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch is a small skin patch with the same hormones as in many birth control pills. Women can wear this patch on most parts of their skin including on the buttocks, abdomen, upper torso (except for the breasts), or the outer part of the upper arm.
The vaginal ring is a small, flexible ring that releases hormones over time and which a woman inserts into her vagina once a month to prevent pregnancy. It is left in place for three weeks and taken out for the remaining week each month.
Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding? Having sex only once? Without an organsm? Yes, you can! BabyMed answers these and many more myths about contraception.
There could be a link between birth control and a woman’s ability to secure and keep her selected partners. This link could lead to difficulty reproducing.
Women are postponing pregnancy and having fewer children because of the recession, but just when they need birth control most, many can't pay for it, a new survey finds.
Breastfeeding is not a good birth control and it does not effectively prevent pregnancy. Once you resume sexual relations after delivery, there is a good chance you could get pregnant.
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure on a man that makes him sterile, or unable to get a woman pregnant. Vasectomies are very effective. It has been estimated that only about 15 out of 10,000 couples get pregnant during the first year after a vasectomy.