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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.
New rules from the Department of Health and Human Services would allow more employers to deny birth insurance coverage of birth control.

The Trump administration’s new rules allow more employers to drop birth control coverage — here’s how they could impact you

The Trump administration released final rules that affect the so-called "birth control mandate." Here’s what to know if you take birth control.

5 things to know about how birth control affects your cancer risks

Hormonal birth control methods like the pill, patch, and ring are great at preventing pregnancy. They also affect risks for some cancers.