How much protection does a patch provide?
If you're exploring different types of contraception, the birth control patch is an interesting option. It's a painless yet statistically reliable method. It's perfect if you simply can't be trusted to remember to pop a pill at the
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And how do you put it on?
Condoms may be the most accessible barrier contraception, but they're not the only birth control option. One alternative worn by women to prevent pregnancy is the cervical cap. A cervical cap is a small, dome-shaped reusable cup made of silicone
The results will surprise you.
It's widely believed that weight gain is a common side-effect of various contraceptives, including the pill. But how much of it is really true?For women, gaining weight is a common factor in the decision about whether to start
We're breaking down eight different methods.
We were curious-and thought you might be too-about how contraception really works, so we looked into how eight of the more complicated forms of birth control (read: not physical forms of protection like condoms or diaphragms) work their magic. ~Science!~
Are you electing candidates who will safeguard your reproductive health?
Reproductive Health in the Philippines has treaded such a rocky road. Seen as one of the most controversial measures deliberated by legislators, the RH Bill languished for 13 years in Congress before it was passed by both the Senate and the House
Here's everything you need to know about getting a subdermal implant.
I'm no stranger to birth control. I've been on-and-off the pill for the better part of my six-year relationship with my boyfriend. It was something we deemed necessary to prevent any unwanted pregnancies, and as
Is it time for you to change your birth control method?
Unless you have the skin of, I don't know, an actual angel, your bathroom shelf probably looks nothing like it did when you were 12 years old, and still #blessed with poreless, baby skin. For each new developing blackhead, pimple,
When sexual health meets population control
Finally, we've got development on some key national issues: sexual health, population control, and poverty. After his executive order in January 2017 to provide access to modern family planning, President Rodrigo Duterte officially OKd the full and intensified rollout of the
Do you suspect you may be pregnant?
Suspected pregnancies can be stressful for everyone involved, whether you're hoping for a positive or a negative result. Still, keeping these unconfirmed by avoiding a pregnancy test does nothing good; on the contrary, it prevents you from taking timely action to
Learn more about oral contraceptives.
Are you thinking about getting on the Pill? Or maybe you're already on it, but still want a little more information on using it. Oral contraceptives are one of the most popular birth control methods available locally.Learn more about them
Thinking about getting an intrauterine device, or IUD?
When it comes to birth control methods, most of those available in the Philippines are either short term (lasting one to three months) or permanent, such as sterilization. None of this is true for the IUD, or intrauterine device, which can serve
The calendar method is a popular option for natural family planning.
Choosing a birth control or family planning method is a very personal decision that must take several factors into account. If you decide against using a hormonal, barrier, or intrauterine device or substance and prefer to stick to natural solutions, this is
Six things to consider when choosing your contraception method.
When it comes to choosing the best way to prevent pregnancy, it isn't possible to make a blanket statement declaring one method better than all others. The birth control method that works for your friends may not be the best choice
Morning-after pills aren't legally sold anywhere in the Philippines.
When it comes to sex, I'm as vanilla as they come. I couldn't really talk about sex with some of my friends, who often had multiple partners or regularly got invited to BDSM balls. Sure, as a bisexual
Come on guys, it's 2018.
At the recently concluded first celebration of World Contraception Day in the Philippines, volunteers on-ground for NGOs and LGUs alike emphasized the importance of men's responsibility in birth control use-specifically, how they either tend to gloss over contraceptive
What are your other options?
Birth control is not a one size fits all thing. We've talked to some Pinays about their experiences on birth control pills, but what about women who actively choose a contraceptive method other than the pill? Here's what
Some women use disinfectants to avoid pregnancy.
Today, we're lucky enough to have a range of contraceptive options available to us. They have all been thoroughly researched by medical professionals and are deemed safe to be used.However, in other parts of the world, contraceptive methods are
Not all birth control pills (BCPs) are created equal.
Let's talk about birth control pills. We know some of you are curious. What brands are out there? What do most women take? What are the side effects? We interviewed 10 women to tell us about how they got on
Here’s everything you need to know moving forward.
If you haven't already heard, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Commission on Population (PopCom) have set out to fully implement the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) law. This is after a successful investigation by the Food and Drug
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