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MIT engineers designed a capsule that unfolds in the stomach after being swallowed, and can gradually deliver one month's worth of a contraceptive drug. This is the version tested in the MIT study.

A new once-a-month birth control pill could eventually replace daily pills

A team of scientists developed a slow-release birth control pill that people only have to take once a month.
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.

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.