Birth Control

There are more birth control options than ever before, including various types of hormonal pills, condoms, the IUD, and so on. While any birth control method can fail (besides abstinence), the risk of failure per year is less than 1% for many methods, as opposed to the 85% chance of pregnancy if you don’t use birth control.

What's Healthier: The Pill or An IUD?

Any form of birth control requires a detailed cost-benefit analysis. But it’s important to use “new math” in the equation, says Rebecca Booth, MD, author of The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle … at Any Age.

The Pill Turns 50

FRIDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News)

The Gooey Future of Birth Control, Why Hardship Can Strengthen Marriage, and How to Save for Back to School

We've got back-to-school on the brain here at Health.com, and the moms on staff were happy to stumble across these tips for packing eco-friendly lunches. Eeven those of us without kids (but with a limited food budget and plenty of leftovers) will probably make use of these suggestions! [Green Daily] Speaking of going back to school—and limited budgets—Microsoft is paying up to 50% cash back to people who use their new search engine, Bing, to shop for school supplies. Stock up and save on books, clothes, soccer cleats, lunch totes, healthy snacks, and more. [All You]

Women Under 18 May Soon Have Access to Morning-After Pill

A US court ruling this week may ease restrictions on the over-the-counter sale of morning-after pills, sold as Plan B, to women under 18.