birth control

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Some birth control pills have a higher risk of blood clots. Is yours one of them?

Most birth control pills contain 2 hormones: estrogen and progestin (a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone). These hormones prevent ovulation thereby providing highly effective birth control. However, the estrogen in the pill increases the risk of blood clots. Blood clots (venous thrombosis) can cause painful leg swelling and sometime, a clot can travel to … Continue reading

4 common IUD myths dispelled

The intrauterine device (IUD) is the most effective, reversible form of contraception – the failure rate is 1%. For the record, the pill has a failure rate of 3-15% depending on how good a pill taker you turn out to be! Unfortunately, IUDs are underused in the United States; less than 3% of American women use … Continue reading

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