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The Truth About Skyla

The Truth About Skyla

Mirena Intra-uterine DevicePublic domain image Do women using the Mirena hormonal IUD have their period? Does it suppress the hormone cycle for all women or just some? How does it work to prevent pregnancy exactly? It seems these questions can’t be answered even by the assumed experts. We are told the Mirena “partially” suppresses ovulation and that some women...
Do you love your LARC?

Do you love your LARC?

Throughout the contraceptive realm, LARCs are being heralded as the best thing since Cinderella’s glass slipper with little acknowledgement that for many women LARCs are more like Snow White’s poisoned apple. Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, 2012, was LARC Awareness Week, billed by the California Family Health Council as “a chance to increase awareness about LARCs as a safe,...

Does your birth control method stop your cycle?

It’s starting. With the approaching 50th anniversary of the birth control pill, there will be a flood of anniversary celebrations and reviews of birth control methods. Which is good. We should have those discussions more often. Just say “no” (on the part of parents who don’t want to hear about it) is a big contributor to unwanted teen pregnancy. Today’s...
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