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lowering risk of ovarian cysts using birth control

Lowering Risk of Ovarian Cysts Using Birth Control

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated March 2, 2021 Birth control & ovarian cysts  While ovarian cysts typically have a negative stigma, they are normal and can be resolved on their own or with minor treatment. Although there are multiple interventions that may be put in […]

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Other Reasons to Take Birth Control

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team Can You Use the Birth Control Pill, Patch, Ring for Reasons Other Than Birth Control? The birth control pill is one of the most popular hormonal birth control options used in the U.S. There are 43 million women of reproductive age […]

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birth control and abortion

Birth Control and Abortion

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team There are many different types of birth control or contraceptive methods that are safe, affordable, effective, and can fit different lifestyles and budgets. There are hormonal, non-hormonal, and also natural methods of birth control. Unfortunately, there is some confusion between birth […]

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migraines and birth control

Migraines and Birth Control

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on January 21, 2021 Migraines are extremely uncomfortable and can even be debilitating. In fact, a migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world, as 12% of the population will experience one at some point. While there is […]

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how does alcohol affect birth control

How Does Alcohol Affect Birth Control?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on December 18, 2020 Imagine this: you’re at a party, everyone around you is drinking, people are dancing in the living room, and you’re … holding a shot glass in one hand and your birth control pills in the other. […]

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How Much Does Birth Control Cost?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Renceh Anjelo Flojo. Updated on April 7, 2021 Most women begin taking birth control in their teens and continue for decades after. However, universal access to safe, effective, and affordable contraception continues to be a point of contention. Thankfully, there are many third-party and independent […]

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Does Birth Control Help with Acne?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on April 30, 2021 How Does Birth Control Treat and Prevent Acne Breakouts? Millions of people suffer from painful and embarrassing acne breakouts. Unfortunately, they can happen at any time during a person’s life, not just during their teenage years. For […]

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Weight Gain and Birth Control

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on December 18, 2020 Does Birth Control Cause Weight Gain? Millions of women in the U.S. take hormonal birth control to prevent unintended pregnancy and alleviate adverse health conditions and side effects. There are many different types of birth control, […]

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What Happens When you Stop Taking Birth Control

  Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on December 18, 2020 What Happens When You Stop Taking Birth Control? Many women start taking birth control in their teens and may continue taking it for a decade or more. One of the biggest reasons a woman may […]

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What are the Risks of Smoking While Using Birth Control?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on January 4th, 2021 There are risks associated with both smoking and oral contraceptives, and mixing the two can be a deadly combination. Smoking is known to restrict one’s blood vessels, causing blood clots that lead to cardiovascular issues. On the other […]

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