Millennial Women and Birth Control

In most Millennials are strong minded, socially liberal, and willing to argue causes they believe in. Millennials have made it clear that they support sex education within school districts and believe in contraception that is easily available and accessible to everyone. More and more Millennials are using the both the IUD and hormonal implants for …

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A quick guide to IUDs.

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small contraceptive T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus for an extended period of time. IUDs either contain copper or the hormone levonorgestrel and are the most effective form of reversible birth control. There is one type of copper IUD called ParaGard. ParaGard can remain in the uterus …

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Birth control pill for men?

Men of reproductive age have traditionally been restricted to using condoms and the withdrawal method to prevent pregnancy. Condoms have been the most reliable method as they can be up to 98% effective at preventing pregnancy if used consistently and correctly. However, with typical use that percentage drops to 85%. Historically it has been the …

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Mirena.

What is it? Mirena is a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) that’s inserted into the uterus for long-term birth control. It can be left in the uterus for up to 5 years. It’s a small T-shaped plastic frame that releases a type of progestin hormone called levonorgestrel into the uterus. Most of the hormone stays locally …

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Another type of birth control — IUD.

Decisions about birth control can be very stressful. Although birth control pills are praised widely on television commercials, magazine and internet ads, not all women react so positively to birth control in their system. Not all women act like the actresses in the commercials. We often see women coming to us complaining about changes in …

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The pill…what you need to know.

In 1961, the FDA approved the use of female oral contraceptive pills (commonly known as birth control pills). As of this writing, there are over 60 different birth control pills on the market. There are an estimated 12 million women in the United States using birth control pills. The consensus is that most women do …

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We are here for you.

In a recent blog post, The Medical Center for Female Sexuality asked to hear from you, the readers. Here is one of the questions we received: Question: I am 19 years old and have been with my boyfriend for over a year. He is 22 and like any normal young man, his sex drive is …

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Natural family planning.

We have long known that hormonal birth control (pill, ring, or patch) can have an adverse effect on sexual functioning for some women. Hormonal birth control can decrease testosterone levels and increase a protein (SHBG) that binds to testosterone, inhibiting its function. Having sub-optimal testosterone levels can negatively affect sexual functioning. Therefore, we often recommend …

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