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Birth Control

There are more—and safer—birth control options than ever before. While any birth control method can fail (except 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.

Birth Control and Your Health Journey

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From pills to IUDs and patches to rings, find the birth control choices that fit your lifestyle.

Birth Control News

  • Could Injection Be Used Someday to Spay or Neuter Pets?

    MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A single injection might control fertility in pets and other animals, a new study suggests. California Institute of Technology researchers working with mice said they’ve taken a first step in developing an inexpensive alternative to spaying or neutering dogs and cats. One injection was enough to halt egg and [...]

  • Mouse Study Hints at New ‘Male Contraceptive’

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A discovery in mice could pave the way to a reversible, non-hormonal form of birth control for men, researchers report. The findings, published online Oct. 1 in the journal Science, add to efforts to develop the elusive “male pill” — that is, a reliable but temporary [...]

  • The Birth Control Pill Might Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Oral contraceptives — also known as birth control pills — may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests.

  • U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Less than half of U.S. teenagers aged 15 to 19 are having sex, a rate dramatically lower than it was a quarter-century ago, a new federal government report shows. Only 44 percent of girls and 47 percent of boys between the ages of 15 and [...]

  • Women Spend Far Less on Birth Control Because of ‘Obamacare’

    Out-of-pocket costs for prescription birth control have dropped significantly since the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” took effect in the United States, a new study finds.

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