Male Birth Control Shots are 96% Effective, Study Finds

Male birth control just got one step closer to becoming a reality (finally!). A new study shows that giving contraceptive injections to men can effectively prevent pregnancy in their partners. The caveat: the shots won't be available any time soon. Their formulation must be tweaked to reduce side effects, and larger studies are needed before they can...

Oregon Women Can Now Buy Over-the-Counter Birth Control

Women in Oregon can now buy hormonal birth...

What You Need to Know if You Take the Pill and You’re Worried About Your Breast Cancer Risk

As convenient and reliable as it is, hormonal birth control is not without its risks. In a new study of 1.8 million Danish women published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that current or recent use of hormonal contraceptives increased a woman’s breast cancer odds by 20%. ...

Nope, You Probably Shouldn't Seal Your Penis Shut With a Sticker Instead of Using a Condom

A company called Jiftip is banking on men hating condoms so much that they’ll use a sticker to seal the tip of their penises shut instead. ...

It’s Not in Your Head: Your Birth Control Pills Might Be Making You Feel Crappy

For many women, birth control pills provide : They protect against unplanned pregnancies, can reduce symptoms of PMS and other hormonal issues, and might lower the risk of endometrial and . But for others, oral contraceptives can also have a downside, and many women stop taking them once they start. ...

The Weird Way the Pill Can Affect Who You're Attracted To

You'd like to think you weigh a lot of qualities when it comes to finding the right partner: You might look for a good sense of humor or someone who's caring and passionate. And, you know, it certainly doesn't hurt if they're good looking. But new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of...

A Feel-Good Way You Can Donate While Buying Birth Control

The "buy one, give one" business model made famous by TOMS shoes is genius for its simplicity: you get to buy something you want, and included in your purchase is a do-good (and feel-good) donation. You can do it with eyeglasses, rain boots, and toothbrushes, and the idea has now come to your birth...

Here's What You Should Know About Natural Family Planning

I’d like to try natural family planning for...

Birth Control Pills Sold OTC? Smart Move, Doctors Say

Istockphoto Birth control pills should be sold over-the-counter (OTC),...

Still Paying for Birth Control? You'll Love This News

You go to the drugstore to pick up your birth control prescription and the pharmacist tells you it’s $50. Wait a second, isn’t this supposed to be free? ...


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