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You can't prevent Plan B side effects entirely, but you may be able to manage your symptoms.

Plan B: Side effects, how long they last, and how to get relief

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.
Experts say they're starting to see some viable options for male contraception.

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.

Getting pregnant while taking contraception could be beyond your control if you have a certain gene

A new study suggests some women may have an active gene that leads to a faster breakdown of contraceptive hormones in pills and implants.
An illustration of a human embryo at week six of development.

Ohio ‘heartbeat bill’ could ban abortions before most women know they’re pregnant

The rhythmic beating of a developing embryo's immature heart is detectable before most women even realize they're pregnant.
Natural Cycles founders Elina Berglund Raoul Schewitzl

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.

Doctors have warned an emerging STI could become an antibiotic-resistant superbug

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.

Here’s how much an IUD costs with Obamacare — and without

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.