Study: Parents Prefer Birth Control Pills for Teen Daughters

UC San Francisco researchers recently published a report in the Journal of Adolescent Health revealing parents of teenage girls are more apt to support birth control pills than condoms. ... read more »

Does the Time of Day I Take My Pill Actually Matter?

Try taking the pill at the same time every day, but the actual time does not matter as much as taking it regularly around the same time. Typically, doctors suggest taking your pill when you wake up, before eating breakfast, before bed or at the same general time each day. ... read more »

Bill Gates Foundation Grants Winner for New Condom

Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation runs contests, or 'challenges,' for endeavors pursuant to its mission. This year, one GCE contest involved developing a new type of male contraception. ... read more »

Male Condom - Contraception

A male condom a contraceptive device made out of a thin sheath that covers the penis during intercourse. ... read more »

Common STDs in Men

STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, are passed from one person to another via unprotected sex. Syphilis, HIV, and gonorrhea are three major STDs men have to worry about. ... read more »

What Happens During Contraception Counseling?

During a contraception visit the doctor will examine you, check for STDs and discuss risks and benefts of contraception. ... read more »

Which Contraception Works Best for You?

There are several forms of contraception including physical barriers, monthly supplements, surgical contraception, implanted devices and foams or creams. ... read more »

Contraception - Birth Control Guide

Read all about birth control, and the different types of contraceptive methods including the pill, condoms, IUDs, and more. ... read more »

Three More STDs Men Have to Watch Out For

STD prevention is easy: don't have unprotected sex. The easiest and most effective preventative tactic is the use of condoms. ... read more »

Pregnancy After Different Forms of Contraception

The percentage of women experiencing an unintended pregnancy during the first year of typical use and the first year of perfect use of contraception and the percentage continuing use at the end of the first year in the United States. ... read more »

Which Condoms Are Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a natural birth control, but it will not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases. But are condoms safe to use during pregnancy? ... read more »

How to Get Pregnant After Birth Control in 12 Steps

There are many open questions about getting pregnant after birth control. Read here about 12 steps of what to do. ... read more »

Do Teen Girls Know How to Effectively Use Condoms?

Teens that have sex are increasing their risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease (STD) and few teens understand how to use the most effective barrier – condoms. This is especially true of teen girls. ... read more »

Conceiving with a Condom

Men are told to use condoms for safe sex from the time they are old enough to know what sex is. Condoms not only protect against pregnancy, they also protect against sexually transmitted disease. ... read more »

Contraception After Pregnancy

Most women will not want to get pregnant too soon after delivery, and need contraception right after brth. In addition, it's not safe to get pregnant within 18 months after having had a cesarean section. So birth control is something you will have to think about. ... read more »

Female Condom for Birth Control

A female condom is made from polyurethane and used by the woman as birth control to  prevent sperm from reaching the cervix. ... read more »