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There's a growing interest in condoms and emergency contraceptives, too.
It's no secret that our lives have completely changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our mental health has definitely been affected (to the point where we sometimes find ourselves randomly crying during quarantine), and we all had
Sometimes, painkillers and your favorite TV show just aren't enough.
If you're anything like me, you've definitely found yourself curled up in bed during your period, desperately willing the four Advil you popped 20 minutes ago to work their magic and wondering if the pain is bad enough to call
Here's what you should know.
People who received AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are at lower risk of blood clots than women taking birth control pills, people who smoke, and even those who ride a plane, the Department of Health said as it explained the potential
Including other emergency contraception methods you need to know about.
Even if our country has already implemented the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) law where women are given access to more birth control, Plan B (aka the "morning-after" pill) is still not available in the Philippines. So, what do you
How does it work exactly?
I never really actively sought out birth control. Meaning to say, yes, I use protection when the situation arises, but I've never had a consistent one in the long-run. I've considered getting on the pill, but I
Remembering to take the pill at the same time every day is vital.
Birth control methods like the pill are known to be very effective ways to delay pregnancy, so it's only natural for women to believe that they won't conceive as long as they take the pill consistently. However, did you know
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