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The Unicorn in the Room: My Infertility Journey Led to an Unexpected Discovery

Fertility testing revealed that I have a rare condition that makes becoming and staying pregnant difficult

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Infertility Isn’t Just a Physical Journey — It’s an Emotional One, Too

Struggling with infertility can have a lasting effect on your mental health, whether your journey ends in a baby or not

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Hormonal vs. Non-Hormonal Contraception: What’s the Difference?

Understanding the different types of birth control can help you choose the best one for you

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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Birth Control

Learn about hormonal and non-hormonal 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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Pregnant or Worried About Infertility? Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Despite rampant misinformation, studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe for both the mom and baby

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Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules

Trump era rules resulted in hundreds of thousands losing access to critical family planning and related preventive health services

My Long Journey to Queer Motherhood

My Long Journey to Queer Motherhood

I knew in theory that lesbians could become parents, but I'd never known a family with two moms.

Sex, Fertility and Breast Cancer

Sex, Fertility and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer doesn't have to mean an end to your sex life or your plans to have a family

How to Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Many women assume pregnancy will just happen if you don't try to prevent it. But some women may want to take steps to encourage pregnancy.

Why I Chose to Freeze My Eggs

A woman's choice to freeze her eggs is very personal and reasons and results vary. Here is one woman's story about her experience freezing her eggs for a future pregnancy.

States Act To Safeguard Young Cancer Patients' Chances To Have Children

Some states are requiring insurance to pay for preserving eggs and sperm for young patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy so they have opportunities to have children later.

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Getting Pregnant: Improving Your Chances

Women who are ready to have a baby often have questions about how to improve their chances of getting pregnant. Nurse Barb Dehn offers some answers.

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'March Madness' Is a Peak Time for Vasectomies

The NCAA basketball tournament and other major sporting events are popular times for men to schedule vasectomies, because they have something to watch on TV while they recover.

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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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