It Seems Like Contraception Has So Many Side Effects. Is It Worth It?

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For every medicine available, there are always side effects that come along with them; but what sticks in people’s minds are always the negative things. That’s human nature, and everyone experiences it. Remember that drug companies list down all possible negative effects that you may experience with a medication, even if it’s very rare. Consider […]

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Can Contraceptives Ever Harm Your Chances Of Becoming Pregnant?

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Women below the age of 30 are incredibly fertile because this is the peak of their ability to get pregnant. A lot of women still ask whether using contraceptives will negatively affect their chances of getting pregnant in the future—fortunately, they don’t affect fertility at all. Reversible contraceptive methods will protect you against pregnancy while […]

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Is It Bad When Contraception Causes My Periods To Stop Or Become Irregular?

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No, irregular periods or completely having no periods does not cause any harm to your health or put you at risk for anything. Furthermore, having lighter, irregular, or no periods at all while using a contraceptive method does not affect your fertility if you decide to stop using contraceptives later on. Lighter or no periods […]

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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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Which Contraceptive Method Will Help Reduce My Cramps?

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For most women, hormonal contraceptive methods—the pill, injectable, or implant—have helped them experience less painful periods than those who don’t use these kinds of methods. The reason for this is because hormonal contraceptives make the lining of the uterus thinner, which makes periods lighter because there is less to shed. One reminder regarding the injectable: […]

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Is It Safe To Be On Contraception While Breastfeeding?

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If you’re breastfeeding, consider using an IUD or injectable for contraception. These methods are low-maintenance, effective, and safe for breastfeeding mothers. There are also specially formulated pills available that breastfeeding mothers can take. Before starting on any contraceptive method, please consult your healthcare provider first. Breastfeeding mothers should avoid taking pills that contain estrogen because […]

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What Are The Most Cost-Effective Types Of Contraception?

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Most contraceptive methods in the Philippines are very affordable. A pack of condoms ranges from Php27 to Php215 (SRP), while a pack of pills costs around Php50.20 to Php489.15 (SRP) depending on which kind you buy. Both methods are widely available and can be bought at leading drugstores, while condoms are also available at most […]

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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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Getting your period can be dreadful, but luckily there is a contraceptive method that can help prevent menstruation! Generally, the injectables completely stop you from getting your period, while the implant makes your period lighter. Keep in mind that stopping your menstruation poses no health risks and long-term effects on your fertility. Source: https://www.self.com/story/stop-period-birth-control Please […]

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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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