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A practical guide to finding the right birth control pill

On any given day, roughly 60% of American women of reproductive age (technically defined as 12 to 51) use some form of birth control, ranging from conscious abstinence and condoms to vaginal rings and...

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Is there an age limit for birth control pills?

This question not only applies to pills but also birth control patches and vaginal rings, since they all are based on the same hormonal treatment approach: they all raise estrogen and progestin levels...

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All you need to know about vaginal rings (NuvaRing)

Vaginal rings are one of many birth control options and, just like the pill and contraceptive patches, it’s based on two hormones, namely estrogen and a progestin (ethinylestradiol and etonogest...

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Important things to know before using a birth control patch

A birth control patch (often also called a contraceptive patch) is a patch that is applied externally to the skin and releases hormones (estrogen and a form of progestogen called progestin) in order t...

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Coronavirus and pregnancy

While there are no definitive answers as to how the coronavirus affects the mother and child during pregnancy, pregnancy can be a time where individuals are more vulnerable and susceptible to viral re...

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How can I manage UTI symptoms?

The abdominal pain and burning urination of a UTI is an awful experience and, understandably, you want to get rid of the symptoms as fast as possible. Antibiotics can make this happen within 2-3 days,...

Urinary Tract Infection
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Can probiotics help against BV, yeast infections or UTIs?

Probiotics is a collective term for microorganisms — more precisely acidic bacteria found in fermented dairy products and fermented veggies such as kimchi and sauerkraut — that are believe...

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How do I know that I got the right UTI antibiotics?

After your doctor has diagnosed you with a urinary tract infection (UTI) the next task is to find out which bacteria has caused the infection. In ~80% of cases the troublemaker is E. coli, but there a...

Urinary Tract Infection

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