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Side effects of hot flashes

Most (although not all) women will experience occasional or frequent bouts of hot flashes as they enter the menopause. The feeling is often described as an intense heat that appears as if out of nowhe...

Tarina FE

Tarina FE 1/20 is a type of low-estrogen birth control pill that is also combined with an iron supplement to help maintain healthy iron levels after your period. Tarina FE is a good choice for people ...

What foods help hot flashes?

When it comes to our hormones, it’s pretty much a lifelong balancing act keeping them at optimum levels so that all our bodily processes can function as normal. It’s no secret that shiftin...

How to Control your Mood during the Menopause

You’re laughing hysterically one minute and woefully weeping the next. No, you’re not crazy; it’s just likely that you’re going through a case of the menopause, and feeling lik...

What to expect after you stop taking birth control

In the U.S., nearly two-thirds of women of reproductive age regularly use birth control to avoid accidental pregnancy. Next to condoms and sterilization, hormonal birth control pills (also available a...

Birth control and spotting: is bleeding normal?

Spotting and breakthrough bleeding (which is more severe than spotting and even can look like a normal period for a day or two) is a common phenomenon when initially using birth control and shouldn&rs...

Is it normal to get bleeding when using active birth control pills?

Breakthrough bleeding refers to any unscheduled bleeding that occurs even though you are using active birth control pills (or patches and rings). If the bleeding is light, there’s no reason to b...

Is it possible to get pregnant on the pill?

The pill is used daily by millions of women to protect against pregnancy. When it's used correctly, the pill is over 99% effective. This means that less than 1 in 100 women will get pregnant over ...

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