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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 and ovarian cysts  While ovarian cysts typically have a negative stigma, they are normal and can heal on their own or with minor treatment. There are multiple interventions that can reduce the likelihood of developing […]

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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

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

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?

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 How much does birth control costs? Prescription birth control can cost anywhere from $15 (most birth control pills) to $1,000/month (IUD, implant). Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, if you have insurance, most insurance plans and government […]

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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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Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on November 10, 2022 Is there a Best Birth Control for Weight Loss? Birth control pills won’t decrease appetite or improve a woman’s metabolism. However, some birth control pills (those with drosperinone) can have a slight diuretic effect, which decreases […]

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What Happens When You Stop Taking Birth Control? Everything You Need to Know

Many women start taking birth control in their teens and may continue taking it for a decade or more. There are my reasons women may stop taking birth control, with one of the more common reasons being to conceive. But what happens when someone stops taking birth control? Firstly, as hormonal birth control methods such […]

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Smoking and Birth Control: Understanding the Risks

Blog medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on January 4th, 2021 What types of birth control are safe for women who smoke or vape? Staying away from smoking is the best choice for your health, but if you smoke, alternative birth control options are available to […]

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