Readers shared the most inappropriate pregnancy questions they ever received and some of them kind of blew my mind.
An article in the New York Times yesterday presented the information that emergency contraceptive pills (Plan B) likely do not prevent implantation of a fertilized egg, as previously thought. The article examined over a decade’s worth of science that studied the pills and how they work and reports that a consensus is emerging that the […]
Think the morning after pill is the only way to prevent pregnancy if the condom breaks? Think again! Apparently, having an IUD inserted is more effective than emergency contraceptive pills. A new study published in the journal Human Reproduction showed that a copper IUD used as emergency contraceptive was extremely effective at preventing pregnancy: The […]
For many women, getting a positive pregnancy test is a dream come true. It may have taken months or even years to conceive a child and finally they are getting results that they have long awaited for. For Gemma Potter, the last thing she wants to see is a plus sign on her pregnancy test. […]
When my husband and I first needed a contraceptive, there was never a discussion on which method was the best for us. I asked my doctor for birth control pills, started taking them and it was never an issue. Shortly after our first wedding anniversary, I noticed I hadn’t started my period when I was […]
It feels like as soon as I tell anybody that I’m expecting my fourth child, the next sentence out of my mouth is, “but this is our last kid”. Without a doubt, almost every time I discuss the future of my family with my best girlfriends, the word VASECTOMY is brought up. “Oh yes, he’s […]
Scientists are in a race to develop an alternative to condoms for a male contraceptive method. Imagine being able to leave the birth control issue up to the male, and not having to worry about him having condoms. The new developments include advancements in a birth control pill for men, a gel injection and a […]
House Republicans voted today to ban all federal funding from Planned Parenthood, along with other healthcare organizations that provide abortions. (Abortions themselves are not currently funded with federal monies per a previous ruling.) The funding that is being pulled supports other services that Planned Parenthood provides, largely to low income or young and uninsured women. […]