Tag Archives: birth control

Better Access to Birth Control Boosts Graduation Rates

By | May 6, 2021

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Access to free or low-cost birth control may be an important factor in improving young women’s futures, according to new research from Colorado. When access to affordable birth control increased, the percentage of young women leaving high school before graduation dropped by double digits, while the… Read More »

What a Doctor Wants You to Know About Emergency Contraception

By | January 29, 2021

By Scott G. Chudnoff, MD, as told to Camille Noe Pagán A lot of people think emergency contraception (EC) is an abortion pill, but that’s not how it works. If you’re already pregnant and you use it, it won’t end your pregnancy. EC only reduces your odds of getting pregnant if you’ve had unprotected sex… Read More »

How Birth Control Is Safer and Easier Than Ever

By | December 14, 2020

A generation ago, implants and injections were in their infancy, intrauterine devices (IUDs) were often recommended only for women who’d already had children, and women on oral contraception often complained of mood swings and weight gain. Today, thanks to design changes and recent declarations by physician’s groups that they are safe for all ages, IUDs are swiftly… Read More »