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Birth Control and Religion

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team Since the dawn of civilization, human beings have been trying to control their fertility through various means. In ancient Greece and Rome, women drank juices made from the Silphium plant to prevent pregnancy. Scholars speculate that the use of the plant […]

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Myths About Birth Control

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team The Top 5 Myths About the Birth Control Pill Since the pill was first put on the market back in 1960, debates, controversy, and myths have abounded about its effects and how it works. In fact, the hormonal birth control pill […]

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Does Male Birth Control Exist?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team Much has been said about the existence of female hormonal contraceptives. Although the pill and other hormonal birth control products have been available in the U.S. for more than fifty years, the pill is still met with much controversy and is […]

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Low Dose Birth Control

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team When people talk about the dose of birth control, they mean the amount of hormones or active ingredients it has. Back in the day, “low dose” birth control had a higher amount of hormones (50 to 110 micrograms of estrogen!). So, […]

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Libido and Birth Control

  Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on January 4th, 2021 Birth Control & Your Sex Drive  Everyone deserves to have a healthy sex life! Yes, we said it!  While birth control has many health benefits, in some cases it may lead to decreased libido (a.k.a sex drive). […]

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Hair Loss and Birth Control

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on December 18, 2020 Get your birth control delivered to your mailbox by signing up for Pandia Health’s FREE delivery services. #PandiaPeaceOfMind Can Taking Hormonal Birth Control Cause or Prevent Hair Loss? TLDR: No, birth control does NOT cause hair […]

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Understanding Fibroids and Birth Control

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team Understanding Uterine Fibroids and How Birth Control Can Treat Them Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are benign growths that form on or inside the uterine walls. Fibroids in the vast majority of cases are non-cancerous and usually do not cause […]

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Birth Control and the LGBTQ Communities

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team 99% of women of reproductive age in the United States use a contraceptive method. Although the majority of women in the U.S. use birth control to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, about 7% of women will use birth control exclusively for other […]

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Birth Control and Blood Clots

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team Hormonal Birth Control Products and the Risk of Blood Clot Formation Millions of women use hormonal birth control methods to prevent unintended pregnancy, regulate hormones, and control the symptoms of PCOS. Although birth control pills and other hormonal contraceptive methods are […]

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Can Birth Control Cause Anxiety?

  Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on January 4th, 2021 Use birth control to stabilize your hormones. Get your birth control delivered to your mailbox by signing up for Pandia Health’s FREE delivery services of birth control = #PandiaPeaceOfMind. Around 264 million people worldwide suffer from an […]

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