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7 Things You Did Not Know About Birth Control and Getting Pregnant

1).  Expect 30 years of birth control Surveys indicate most women in the US want two children.  To limit family size to two kids, birth control measures will be needed for about 30 years. ... more »
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Birth Control for Cancer Prevention

The risk of developing certain forms of cancer can be decreased by using hormonal birth control. ... more »
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Latest Birth Control Pills Increase Clot Risk

The newest version of the pill increases the risk of dangerous deep veinous thrombosis (DVT) blood clots. ... more »
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Know Birth Control Pill Side Effects

Birth control pills are one of the most effective forms of contraceptive on the market today but they come with side effects, just like other medications. ... more »
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Breastfeeding Lowers Risk for Rehumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Breastfeeding may lower a woman's risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis, also known as RA, according to new research. ... more »
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My Infertility Journey: Still Waiting for Several Things (Part 50)

A week and two days past my period due date and no period had me concerned. I'd only taken the first week of the new pack of birth control pills, so I figured maybe a week late was reasonable. However, this extra two days now had me concerned. ... more »
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My Infertility Journey: One Month More (Part 40)

It became clear pretty quickly that the finances to get all of the necessary fertility medications just weren't going to be there during the holidays. So, I called my IVF coordinator at the clinic to see if we could put it off for another month. ... more »
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Using Oral Contraceptives For Many Years Increase Risk for Glaucoma

Women who take contraceptives for a long time may be at greater risk for eye problems, according to new research results presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans. ... more »
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My Infertility Journey: Those Crazy Hormones (Part 39)

So far, I was only on the initial one-month pack of birth control pills prescribed by by fertility doctor. They were the same brand I took in college, though the packaging had changed somewhat. ... more »
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My Infertility Journey: The Cost of IVF Meds (Part 35)

Once I got home from the education session, I started trying to figure out just how much all of these medications were going to cost me. ... more »

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