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Some research has found that hormonal birth control may increase the risk of depression, but no study has proven a causal link.
You need a prescription for hormonal birth control, but there are new methods that allow you to get it straight from a pharmacist or even online.
An IUD expires after 3 to 12 years so you'll need to get it removed eventually. After IUD removal, you may experience cramping and spotting.
If you're taking a combination pill of progestin and estrogen, you'll be protected from getting pregnant in seven days after starting the pill.
If you accidentally skip a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you don't realize until it's time for your next dose, take both pills at once.
There’s no limit to how many times you can take Plan B, but doctors say you shouldn’t use it like a regular birth control pill
If you're taking multiple doses of Plan B each week, consider another type of birth control so that you're not reliant on Plan B.
When oral contraceptives first came out in 1960, the amount of estrogen and progestin was much higher than it is today causing weight gain for some.
Dr. Kecia Gaither recommends women take combination contraceptive pills that have estrogen and progestin. Other options are patches and the ring.
If you stop your birth control method early in pregnancy, you shouldn't experience damage to your health or your baby's.
Your odds of getting pregnant after a tubal ligation procedure are between 1% to 3.7% and depend on factors like age and surgery type.