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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. Updated on March 1, 2021 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, but the timeline may vary between individuals with a uterus. […]

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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 Updated April 13, 2021 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 compared to other populations. Depression does not […]

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Birth Control and Antibiotics

Birth Control and Antibiotics

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on December 13, 2019 Do Antibiotics Decrease Birth Control Pill Effectiveness? When used correctly, birth control pills have a 91% effectiveness rate. As the leading, most popular form of birth control, the pill is used by 28% of all women […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Birth Control Pills

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team Birth control pills were designed for women to prevent pregnancy, but there are many other uses that include regulating menstruation (your periods), balancing hormone levels, treating acne, and more. Most conversations about birth control pills usually focus on pregnancy prevention. And while birth […]

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Birth Control Throughout History

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team In this guide: Birth Control: A History What were the earliest forms of birth control? Were ancient forms of birth control dangerous? What superstitions and wives tales surrounded birth control before the modern era? The Modern Birth Control Movement When was […]

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When Should a Woman Start Birth Control?

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team. Updated on February 16, 2021 When Should Women Start Taking Birth Control? A brief history: When the birth control pill became widely available to U.S. women in the 1970s, it revolutionized their lives. For the first time in history, the average […]

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The Big Guide to the Pill

Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team In this guide: What are birth control pills? How does someone take 28-day packs of birth control with the seven placebo pills? Is it safe to continuously take active birth control pills? What should someone do if they miss a dose? […]

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