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How Much Does Birth Control Cost?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team 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 birth control options that […]

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Using Birth Control for Acne Treatment

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on January 22, 2020 How Does Birth Control Treat and Prevent Acne Breakouts? Millions of people suffer from painful and embarrassing acne breakouts. Unfortunately, acne breakouts can happen at any time during a person’s life, not just during their teenage […]

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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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Mood Swings, Hormones, and Birth Control: What to Know

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on January 4th, 2021 Although the term “birth control” implies pregnancy prevention, this is not all it is good for. While taking hormonal birth control (i.e. the pill, the patch, and the ring) as a means to be sexually active without worrying […]

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Menopause and Birth Control

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team Menopause and Birth Control: When Is It Time to Quit? Menopause can be a distressing, confusing time for many women. It’s a natural part of life, and there is no way to know when it will start and exactly when it […]

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Birth Control Effectiveness: What Method Works Best?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team Birth Control Effectiveness: What Methods Work Best? In today’s modern age, many different types of birth control can fit within anyone’s lifestyle, budget, or health needs. Ancient Mesopotamian recordings of spermicides and cervical caps date back as far as 1850 BC. […]

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Birth Control and Depression

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team Can Birth Control Help Treat Depression? Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from major clinical depression. Unfortunately, women of reproductive age have a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms than men or any other age group. There is no one […]

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