Birth Control: Pros and Cons of Different Contraception Methods

Birth Control Pills Birth control pills are composed of hormones that prevent pregnancy. The pills must be taken daily. Pros: Has other benefits for some women besides contraception. It can reduce menstrual cramps, lighten periods, and offer some protection against pelvic inflammatory disease. Cons: Pill has to be taken every day at the same time. …

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A Healthy Sex Life Is a Happy Sex Life

Nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in the United States. Both men and women across the country are heavily and increasingly affected by STDs. However, women face the most serious long-term health consequences and have a higher risk than men of getting an STD during unprotected sex. Regular STD testing is …

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Birth Control Pills Provide Long-Lasting Protection against Endometrial Cancer, Study Finds

                New research suggests that women who use oral contraceptives though their reproductive years have a lower risk of developing endometrial cancer. Endometrial cancer begins in the lining of the uterus and tends to affect women in their 60s. Many risk factors are associated with this type of …

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