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hormonal birth control

10 Facts About Hormonal Birth Control and Your Health

From pills to patches, this is what every woman needs to know right now.

By Marjorie Korn
Woman speaking with doctor
Symptoms

Uterine Fibroids: What You Need to Know

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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menstruation pain

Should Paid Period Leave Be a Thing?

This controversial idea could be a game-changer for women with chronic reproductive conditions—but it could also create unexpected problems.

By Sarah Ellis
Black female patient and doctor

Uterine Fibroids’ Disproportionate Impact on Women of Color

Racial disparities in the severity of fibroids–plus barriers to accessing treatment–make this common condition more serious for Black women.

By Sarah Ellis
pregnancy test

7 Top Questions About PCOS & Pregnancy

Yes, it’s possible to get pregnant and have a healthy baby with PCOS! Three experts break down the crucial things to know to increase your odds.

By Sarah Ellis
contraceptives

Is the Newest Birth Control Option for You?

The FDA just approved a new birth control method—and it’s hormone free.

By Sarah Ellis
anxious young woman

Anxiety and Your Period: What You Need to Know

Keep calm and menstruate on. Your anxious mind isn’t doing your cycle any favors.

By Sarah Ellis
birth control options

All Your Birth Control Questions, Answered by Experts

Whether you're happy with your BC or ready to try something new, the bottom line is: You’ve got choices. A lot of them.

By Marjorie Korn
different women

10 Birth Control Options for Every Life Stage

From progestin injections to the good ole condom, here’s how to prevent a pregnancy in a way that works for you, right now.

By Sarah Ludwig Rausch
IUD copper

Why I Love My Birth Control Right Now

Real women share why their current method—from IUDs to oral contraceptives and more—works for them.

By Claire Gillespie
discussion with doctor

Can Menopause Trigger a Shingles Outbreak?

We dig into what doctors really know about shingles in women over 50.

By Tracey Minkin
Alzheimer's Hispanic woman

The New Theory About What Causes Alzheimer’s in Women

Women are twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer’s disease. New research provides a clue about why.

By Sarah Ellis

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Mary Shomon
Patient Advocate

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.