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Birth Control Side Effects: A Guide

Some side effects have severe consequences; others are merely annoying. Be aware of all of them.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What to Do When You Miss a Birth Control Pill

Missed a pill or two? Don’t panic — here’s what to do to get back on track and stay protected against pregnancy.

By Ask HealthCentral

Antidepressants and Sex: What You Should Know

Are your antidepressants affecting your libido? Here’s what you can do about it.

By Merely Me

How Anxious Thinking Affects Sex Lives

When apprehension tips over to anxiety, that’s when intimacy problems really start.

By Jerry Kennard

What to Expect After Taking the Morning After Pill

Taking emergency birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancy? Here’s how it works and what side effects you may experience.

By Eileen Bailey

How to Choose Effective Birth Control After Bowel Surgery

Learn about options for contraception post-bowel surgery, from IUDs and shots to patches and rings.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Good News for Women on Menopause Hormone Therapy

If you’re struggling with hot flashes and vaginal symptoms, is hormone therapy right for you? New guidelines say it’s not as risky as once thought.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Paying for Birth Control: What to Know Now

Under the Affordable Care Act health insurance is required to provide all forms of birth control free. The rule is still in effect, with a major new exception.

By Nancy Metcalf

How to Ease Painful Sex After Menopause

Painful intercourse is a common problem after menopause. Yet most women don’t seek help for the problem or even realize that help exists.

By Nancy Monson

The Lowdown on Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Sales of prescription testosterone pills, gels, and patches have soared. But are they necessary? And do they work? Here’s the latest evidence.

By Peter Jaret