Does Being Overweight Affect The Effectiveness Of Contraceptives?

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In regards to contraception and body weight, not all methods are created equal. Being overweight or obese and how it can affect people’s health in various ways has always been discussed—but what about when it comes to contraception? Fortunately, body fat doesn’t matter for most methods, including the IUD, injectables, implants, and condoms; these methods […]

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What Is The Best Type Of Contraceptive Method To Use If I Am An Older Woman (Over 35)?

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Hormone-based contraceptive methods (such as the oral contraceptive pills, implants, and injectables) are safe for most women who are 35 and older—but if you smoke or have a history of certain health conditions, then there may be risks posed. If you smoke and take oral contraceptive pills or other contraceptive methods that involve hormones, your […]

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What Contraceptive Method Is The Best Choice If I Don’t Want To Put Hormones In My Body?

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If you don’t want to put hormones in your body — whether for medical reasons or personal preferences — there are still other contraceptive methods that you can use! Condoms The most popular and widely available method is the condom, which is very effective in protecting you from STIs and unplanned pregnancy, as well as […]

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What Are The Best Contraceptive Methods To Use If I Do Not Want To Get My Period?

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No matter how predictable your menstrual cycle is, getting your period can still be dreadful.  Leaving for a vacation in a few days? Prepping for an important exam? Attending a big event? Don’t fret, because you can take control of your period and stop it for weeks with the use of contraceptive methods. It’s safe […]

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Here’s What You Should Know About Hormonal Contraceptives And Cancer

Here's What You Should Know About Hormonal Contraceptives and Cancer (Contraceptive Finder)

Just like any other medication, hormonal oral contraceptives carry some risks as well.  The first pills came out over 50 years ago. As experts continue to modify dosage and components, modern hormonal contraceptives use a lower dose of hormones. This also means lower side effects for women. However, the connection between hormones and cancer is […]

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Oral Contraceptive Pills

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At A Glance: Convenient. Must remember to take daily. Discreet. 99% effective if taken perfectly; 91% effective with typical use. Many hormonal combinations for women with different needs. Easy to stop at any time. Most pills are available at leading drugstores. Either 21 or 28 pills per cycle available. What Is It Oral contraceptive pills […]

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Who Can Use Oral Contraceptive Pills?

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The pill is the leading contraceptive choice among women in the Philippines, perhaps because of how accessible and easy it is to use. Are you interested in taking pills? Before deciding which one you’ll take, it’s also to know a bit more information about the different types. Types of pills There are primarily two types […]

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Beyond Pregnancy Prevention: Other Benefits of Pills

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Oral contraceptive pills or “pills” contain the hormones estrogen and progestin that mimic the hormones women naturally produce. These hormones do a couple of things to ensure that pregnancy is not going to happen: they stop the ovaries from producing eggs for ovulation so that there’s no egg for the sperm to fertilize; they make […]

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