Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Birth Control

Learn about hormonal and nonhormonal birth control options

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Clinically Speaking: Questions to Ask Your HCP About Birth Control Methods

Here are some questions you can ask to help determine which type of contraception is right for you

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Your Birth Control Questions Answered

Despite the pill’s popularity, many women still wonder: What’s the best type to take? How effective is it? Read on for answers to your most pressing questions.

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Questions to Ask a Healthcare Professional If You Want to Start Oral Contraception

Here are some questions to help guide your birth control conversation with your HCP.

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Newer Birth Control Pills Tied to Lower Odds for Ovarian Cancer

New research suggests that there is a connection between birth control pills and a reduced risk of ovarian cancer.

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Taking Birth Control Pills After 40

For most women, it's fine to take birth control pills throughout their 40s and early 50s—and there may even be some advantages other than contraception.

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Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk

Newer versions of the birth control pill carry a similar increased risk of breast cancer as earlier ones that were abandoned in the 1990s, a new study reveals.

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Use of Birth Control Pills Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests.

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