birth control

Leave the Birth Control to Him: Oral Contraceptives for Men

By JustMommies

For the last 50 years, men have had very few options when it comes to birth control.  All that could be changing.  Researchers have discovered two new promising methods for preventing pregnancy.  This research could lead to a new birth control pill and an injectable form of birth control for men. » Read more

Can You Get Pregnant While Taking Birth Control Pills?

From the moment they were introduced in the early 1960s, birth control pills have been one of the most popular forms of contraception, taken by millions of women in the United States and worldwide. When taken correctly, birth control pills can be up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. However, women who are taking birth control pills do on rare occasions get pregnant. » Read more

Getting Pregnant after Birth Control

There are many types of hormonal birth control options. Birth control pills are a very popular form of birth control because they are affordable, convenient and effective. Depo-Provera is another type of hormonal birth control. It is given by injection every three months and one injection prevents you from getting pregnant for up to 13 weeks. » Read more

Talking to Your Teen about Birth Control

By Audrey Morris

Many parents worry about having the talk with their teens-the talk about birth control. Whether you have sons or daughters, this is a conversation that needs to happen, and it needs to happen before they get "swept up in the moment." Do not believe your child if they claim to know it all-what they know is probably rumors they have heard from friends. » Read more

Considering a Vasectomy? It's Not So Bad

If you have decided to have a vasectomy and are feeling a little nervous about it, read on. It's not so bad. Here are a few facts to help calm you down and address your concerns. Let's talk about what a vasectomy will NOT effect: » Read more

Breastfeeding as Birth Control: The Lactational Amenorrhea Method

Are you looking for a natural, effective method of contraception while you are nursing your infant? If so, then you may be a good candidate for what is known as the lactational amenorrhea method of birth control, sometimes referred to as LAM. LAM works because the hormone known as prolactin that helps your body produce milk also works to suppress the release of fertility hormones. » Read more

Weight Gain After Depo Shot May not Come Off

By JustMommies

According to a report found on Reuters, women who gain weight quickly after taking the Depo Provera shot may be stuck with that weight gain long term. Researchers found that women who gained weight quickly and during the first six months after taking the Depo Provera shot were likely to keep gaining weight. » Read more