Birth control and conception
At some point in their fertile lives, many women take birth control pills. They're very effective and reversible. But there are a lot of myths about "the pill."
Conception on the pill
Can you conceive while taking the pill? The answer is yes, and I personally know several women who did. What went wrong?
Contraception devices and barrier methods
Contraceptive barrier methods can be very effective when used properly. And they are also easily reversible. Devices like the IUD are not as quickly reversible, but they don't require any daily thought to use properly
Contraceptives overview and conception
I'm a pharmacist, and even I get overwhelmed with how many oral contraceptives there are. Doctors usually pick the one with which they are most familiar, and there's nothing wrong with that approach. They know a few of them really well, and they can anticipate potential side effects.
Hormonal methods of contraception
Hormonal methods of birth control have increased in recent years. Of course, there is still "the pill," but now there is also a patch, a ring and an injectable.
Oral contraceptives and your weight
If you're overweight and do not want to conceive, be careful about the birth control options you choose. Let's talk about which ones are safest and most effective for you.
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I grew up in a Catholic town. For birth control, most families loosely practiced the rhythm method, and as a result, most families were large. Recognizing that the method has limitations, natural family planning has become more popular, and it can be a lot more effective.
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