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Plan B side effects include fatigue, nausea, and pelvic pain. If they feel severe or worsen after a few days, you should speak to a doctor.
Birth-control pills could add 10 million doses of hormones to our wastewater every day. Some of that estrogen may wind up in our taps.
Hormones from birth-control pills travel through our showers, toilets, and washing machines to local wastewater facilities.
The first clinical trial of a male contraceptive gel is starting in the UK, and it could mean an alternative to the pill
The trial requires couples to use the gel — which is rubbed into the shoulders and chest — as their only form of contraception for 12 months.
A startup seeded by Silicon Valley’s hottest mentorship program aims to bring the first male birth control to market
The company is working on hormone-free contraception with science developed at UC Berkeley. The startup recently debuted at Y Combinator.
A new study suggests some women may have an active gene that leads to a faster breakdown of contraceptive hormones in pills and implants.
The rhythmic beating of a developing embryo's immature heart is detectable before most women even realize they're pregnant.
The first app to get approved as birth control in Europe has now been green-lit in the US, despite controversy
Birth-control app Natural Cycles has been approved by the US FDA, shortly after it came under fire in Sweden when 37 women reported getting pregnant while using it. Using an algorithm, the app tells women when they have the highest and lowest chances of getting pregnant.
The bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium (known as MG) will give a person similar symptoms to chlamydia, but it is more resistant to antibiotics. Doctors say it could become the next superbug if not treated properly.
A new study suggests a popular birth control pill might not cause depression after all — but it’s not that simple
If the pill works for you, you should keep using it.
Amino, a consumer healthcare company found out how much getting a Mirena IUD costs in every state with insurance, looking at the median procedure cost.