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The Evolution of Birth Control Throughout History

From 3000 B.C. to present day, birth control has come a long way. Here's a health history lesson on how it developed into what it is today.

By Eileen Bailey

Obesity and Birth Control: What You Should Know

Women who are overweight and obese may have additional considerations to make when it comes to protecting against pregnancy. Here is a breakdown of the different options.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Let’s Talk About Sex — And The Lack Thereof on RA Meds

Your RA medications can cause a loss of libido, and even affect your menstrual cycle and cause dryness. There is a very good chance that by modifying your treatment, you’ll be able to live your life to the fullest, including having a healthy sex life.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

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.