Or make it less effective.
The benefits and pitfalls of birth control pills are extensively debated, but for many, it's the best available form of contraception. Not only does it give you more control over when you get your period, and for some, lighten the flow
The bad, the good, and the totally random.
Acne. Spider veins. Ceaseless nausea. Mood swings. Anxiety. Depression. Read the #MyPillStory hashtag on Twitter, and oral contraceptives may seem like the biggest disaster to hit women's health since the thalidomide crisis during your mom's early childhood. Adverse effects of
All hail the pill!
If you've been on birth control pills for what feels like forever, you probably worry about what will happen when you eventually go off them, particularly if you hope to get pregnant one day, on your own terms.But there's
Turns out it can play with out emotions even more than we thought.
While we're all familiar with some of the potential side effects of taking the contraceptive pill-including acne, weight gain, and mood swings-new research published in the European Neuropsychopharmacology journal suggests the daily intake of hormones can also have a
And they don't have side effects!
Since the contraceptive pill was first created in the '60s, taking it as a form of birth control has become the go-to method for women all over the world. In fact it's estimated that over 100 million women use it,
It's not right for everyone.
It's difficult for science to conclusively prove the correlation between the pill and mood, because there are tons of external factors that can affect how you're feeling. However, if you're taking the pill and finding yourself feeling significantly more
It's smart enough to know where you are in your cycle, and what to do if you missed a dose.
If you're on contraceptive pills, for sure there was at least one time you forgot to take one, and another time you forgot to take more than one pill. And you know what comes with finally remembering: anxiety. Are you at
It's doing a lot more good for you than you thought!
Birth control pills have been doing more than keeping you from getting pregnant, regulating your period, and relieving you from dysmenorrhea. A study recently published in The Lancet Oncology journal found that over the last 50 years, the pill has prevented 400,
Most are too good to be true.
On July 17, 2015, Mary Antoinette "Maan" Acedo, 19, from Zamboanga del Norte died days after she was brought to the Zamboanga del Norte Medical Center, where she suffered stomach aches, diarrhea, and vomiting. It was also the day before the coronation
There are life-threatening risks for some women. How can we avoid them?
A 21-year-old teaching assistant died after collapsing in front of her parents at home. They were told that it's because of the contraceptive pill.Fallan Kurek, from Tamworth, England, had been on the pill Rigevidon for 25 days when
DID I TAKE IT TODAY?!
1. Keeping track of when to take it. Okay, I'm taking it at 1 p.m., I'm taking it at 1 p.m., I'm taking it at 1 p.m. Crap, it's 3:25 and I forgot to
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