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Mirena is a popular hormonal IUD brand.

IUD and implant insertions jumped 22% after Trump’s election in 2016, and it may not be a coincidence

A study of more than 3 million women found that use of long-acting reversible contraception (IUDS and implants) increased after President Trump was elected.
President Donald Trump speaks about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

Trump made an alarming comment about mothers giving their daughters birth control before they migrate

In a press conference Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump said mothers were giving their daughters birth control pills before they migrate.
Regents Professor Mark Prausnitz holds an experimental microneedle contraceptive skin patch.

Scientists are closer to developing a birth control patch that could last for 6 months with no doctor’s visit required

Scientists are developing a birth control patch that could someday offer long-lasting contraception in humans. In a new study, they tested it in rats.
An intrauterine device, or IUD.

Getting your second IUD might not be as painful as getting your first, here’s what to expect

My second IUD insertion was much less painful than my first and this is pretty common for a reason. Here's what it was like getting my IUD replaced.

Trump’s effort to roll out a restrictive birth control policy has been blocked in all 50 states

A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking rules that would have allowed some employers to drop birth control coverage for religious or moral reasons.

Why birth control can make you gain weight

We spoke to experts to find out why birth control can make you gain weight, and why there's more to it than just hormones.
Female sterilization is the most popular birth control method over the IUD and birth control pills, according to new CDC data.

More women are choosing sterilization for birth control rather than the pill or IUDs

New data from the CDC reveals that the most popular birth control method among women is female sterilization, outranking the pill and IUD.

11 myths about preventing pregnancy you should stop believing

There are a lot of myths surrounding pregnancy prevention so INSIDER spoke to some experts to find out the truth.
Male birth control has typically been available in just one form: condoms. Those are about 85% effective at preventing pregnancy.

A new birth-control gel that men rub on their shoulders once a day is being tested in the US

Men rub the birth-control gel on their shoulders once a day, then wear a shirt during sex or shower beforehand because women shouldn't touch the goo.
Scientists are testing a gel-based male birth control in a new clinical trial.

Scientists are testing a new male birth control gel, and some people are furious that it seems more ‘simple and convenient’ than female op...

A large clinical trial is now underway to test out a male birth control in the form of a gel. On social media, some women expressed frustration.