When I decided to stop taking birth control pills and switch to a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) about four years ago, the Nexplanon implant seemed like an easy choice. What surprised me at the time, and even now, is that the implant is far less popular than other birth control methods. Now that I’m on my second implant, I thought I’d share what I know about Nexplanon and my experience with it so far. See More
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Birth control is back in the spotlight as Supreme Court Justice Kennedy announced on Wednesday that he will retire at the end of July 2018. This opens the door for a new Supreme Court Justice who will help shape important legal decisions as well as potentially rewrite old ones – including those around women’s health and reproductive rights.
We saw this happen last November, when the Trump administration made changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). See More
Watch out—birth control is getting political again. And even if you avoid politics, you’ll want to pay attention.
Recent changes to the Affordable Care Act mean that employers are no longer required to cover birth control as part of preventative care. This means that if you’re a woman and have health insurance through your employer or school, like Catholic university Notre Dame, your access to contraception may disappear in the next few months. See More
Many folks have heard the news, and seen ads on the side of buses: if you took oral contraceptives and have had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), call some attorney’s number. The reason that a DVT is scary, as you know, is that it can break off and travel up to the lung where it is called a pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary emboli (PE) are dangerous, though when caught early they can be treated with blood thinners. See More