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Preventing Birth Control Failure

Learn why birth control can fail, how to prevent it, and what to do if an unplanned pregnancy happens anyway. With the exception of abstinence, no method of birth control is perfect. Unintended pregnancies may occur while a couple...

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Birth Control for Overweight Women

While being obese or overweight can undermine the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives, there are alternative means of birth control that can help. There are several factors that can compromise the effectiveness of your birth control. One of...

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Using the Abortion Pill (RU486)

Mifeprex (RU486, mifepristone) is a medical abortion pill taken under doctor supervision, requiring three medical visits to complete the process. Mifepristone, also known as RU486 and "the abortion pill" (brand name Mifeprex), is taken to induce a...

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Pregnancy on Birth Control

Find out how pregnancy is possible even when you are taking birth control. Find out how it can fail and how you can determine if you are pregnant. Even though there are many birth control methods that are very effective, you can still get pregnant...

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What If the Contraceptive Patch Falls Off?

Follow these guidelines to know exactly what to do if your birth control patch falls off or you forgot to change it. The patch is a highly effective contraceptive method when used correctly. It's just as effective as birth control pills and is a...

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Preventing Birth Control Failure

Learn why birth control can fail, how to prevent it, and what to do if an unplanned pregnancy happens anyway. With the exception of abstinence, no method of birth control is perfect. Unintended pregnancies may occur while a couple...

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Interpreting Birth Control Failure Rates

Learn how to make sense of failure rates for various birth control methods and how to compare contraception effectiveness. When choosing a contraceptive, it's important to factor in failure rates. These statistics, which refer to how often specific...

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Obesity and Contraception Effectiveness

Most birth control options work equally well in overweight and obese people. Birth control failure happens for a number of reasons, like inconsistent adherence to pill schedules and condom mishaps. Fortunately, it appears that weight is not one of...

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