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Male Birth Control Options

Learn what options of male birth control already exist and what advancements may be on the horizon. Right now, with the exception of abstinence and withdrawal, there are only two available male birth control options—condoms and vasectomy. Both of...

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Spotting and Bleeding With Depo-Provera

Persistent bleeding or spotting is a side effect of Depo-Provera experienced by one in four women, lasting for months or even longer in some women. One major drawback of Depo-Provera is the continuous or irregular bleeding (spotting) that can...

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How to Skip Your Period Using the Ortho Evra Patch

Learn how to use the Ortho Evra Patch to skip periods or reduce symptoms through continuous birth control. The impact of having a monthly period, for some women, can be experienced as a minor inconvenience, yet it can also be a major health concern...

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Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo for Birth Control

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is a triphasic, lower hormone birth control pill. It is designed to more naturally mimic your monthly cycle. Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is a brand of combination birth control pills. This is a triphasic birth control pill—this means...

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Generic Lybrel for Birth Control

Learn about Lybrel, one of the first FDA-approved birth control pills, now available generically under the names Lutera, Orsythia, Sronyx, and more. Lybrel (levonorgestrel/Ethinyl estradiol) was a combination birth control pill. It was the first...

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Understanding Combined Contraceptive Injections

Learn about combined contraceptive injections, which have both estrogen and progestin, and must be injected monthly. A combined contraceptive injection is a monthly birth control shot that contains the combination of estrogen and progestin. Like...

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Overview of the Natazia Birth Control

Learn about Natazia birth control, a four-phase pill made up of estradiol valerate and dienogest, for helping with heavy periods. Natazia is a brand of combination birth control pills. This pill (which is already licensed in Europe under the brand...

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