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
It's part of the #DoItRight campaign.
Did you know that according to repeated opinion polls, 70 percent of Filipinos actually support family planning initiatives, which include, surprise surprise, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) Law? A new campaign called "Do It Right!" headed by a coalition of
Trust: You’ll never regret asking these Qs.
Your gynecologist knows your vag inside and out (literally), but it can still be embarrassing to ask the questions we really want to get off our chests. But, seriously, it's impossible to embarrass a gyno-they've heard (and seen) it
Can your vaginal hygiene habits impact your chance of getting cancer?
Having low levels of healthy bacteria in your vagina may increase your chance of developing ovarian cancer, groundbreaking new research has established.The scientific study was carried out by University College London, and was funded in part by the tampon tax. It
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
Some of these are easily confused with common health conditions.
Endometriosis is a notoriously difficult condition to diagnose. While part of that is because doctors sometimes fail to take symptoms as seriously as they perhaps should, it's also compounded by the fact that, often, women dismiss their own symptoms as "
We're in the bottom three.
On March 5, a Singapore-based insurance company called ValueChampion published a study on the most dangerous countries for women in the Asia Pacific region.Out of the 14 countries on the list, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines are considered the least
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
The answer is surprising.
Whether you're trying to get pregnant or trying not to get pregnant, understanding how our bodies work can be hella confusing. Occasionally things that seem obvious can be so wrong (no, a penis cannot touch the baby's head while having
It's stupid simple, too.
Because life is unfair, roughly 50 percent of women will get a urinary tract infection (UTI, aka cystitis) at some point in their lives and up to 70 percent will have another one within that same year. Meaning? If you've
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
'Please do not ask who is lacking or whose fault it is.'
The great thing about the whole move toward women empowerment is how women's choices are respected nowadays. If she is happy to be single, loves dating, or doesn't want to have kids, that's her choice and no one faults
Can people stop talking about your biological clock already?
Lots of decisions are no-brainers: whether you want fries or a salad with that, for example. (Fries. Always fries.) Wearing a condom for the first time with a new partner is another one.But deciding when the right time to have
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
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
Who knew dogs behaved differently around pregnant women?
Some of the initial symptoms of pregnancy are obvious: Missing a period, getting morning sickness, and having tender boobs. But some signs are less common, and you wouldn't always know they might be an indication of pregnancy.On a Reddit
Here are all the different methods so you can make the right decision for you.
We now have a lot of choices when it comes to planning our future families. But sometimes choice can be confusing, and the more we understand our bodies, the more important it is to choose the right contraceptive methods for our health,
Not only are they normal, but they have a fun, German-sounding name.
You know that joke, usually used when you feel something super specific that doesn't seem to have a name, that goes, "What's the German word for _____?" For ovulation cramps, that joke holds up.Referred to in the
Here's what's up with your ~extremely metal~ period blood.
Pretty much by day two of your very first period, you're accustomed to the sight of blood falling out of your vagina. But life likes to throw us curve balls, and so sometimes-just to mix it up!-period blood
The Duchess of Sussex has spoken!
Before Meghan Markle was the Duchess of Sussex, she wasn't just an actress. She was also a passionate and active humanitarian. According to her bio on the royal family's website, in partnership with World Vision, she visited India
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