Birth control options for teens and availability have improved exponentially since your mom or grandmother were teenagers. The “pill” wasn’t unveiled for contraception until 1960, and remained controversial for years after its introduction. Today, there are upwards of a dozen safe and effective options for teens —which can make it overwhelming for teens to make the best choice. According
Category: Birth Control
You’ve heard it before. Making good choices is important. It’s true, especially when it comes to sexual activity and birth control. You can choose not to be sexually active, but if you decide to have sex, use birth control to protect yourself from an unwanted pregnancy. A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) can help you make
If you have a special event like a wedding or vacation coming up, consider how a change with your birth control might impact you. If you plan to make a change, allow yourself enough time to acclimate before your special event. Changes can affect: mood skin period changes ( heavier, less regular ) sex drive
When women are breastfeeding, and especially if they are not having a period, it can be easy to forget that birth control is still important to prevent pregnancy. Breastfeeding itself does not protect against pregnancy, and women can conceive even before they have had a period. There are several safe options for contraception while breastfeeding.
What do the Affordable Care Act, and the recent Supreme Court Decision about contraceptive coverage mean for you? When the Affordable Care Act was enacted into law in 2012, it was a watershed moment for women’s health. The ACA requires that preventive health services for women, including all twenty FDA-approved contraceptive methods, be covered by
Long acting reversible contraception options LARC is an acronym that stands for “long acting reversible contraception” and refers to intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the birth control implant. These methods are highly effective in preventing pregnancy, last for several years, and are safe to use. They do not provide any protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).