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Sexual Health

Birth Control Options for Every Life Stage

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In College? On Tinder, Bumble, or OKCupid? Condoms Are a Must.


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Condom Backup Plan #1: The Implant or the Shot


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Condom Backup Plan #2: The Hormonal IUD


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Condom Backup Plan #3: The Copper IUD


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Your Single Days Are Behind You. What's the Best Birth Control Now?


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Love Routine? Consider the Pill or the Minipill.


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Also Worth a Look: The Patch and the Ring


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Young Kids in the House? You'll Want One Less Thing to Worry About.


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A Few Considerations on Timing


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Ready to Think Forever Protection?


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You're in Your 40s and Staring Perimenopause in the Face.


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Shots, Patches, Rings, Pills—The Choice is Yours.


Sarah Ludwig Rausch

Sarah Ludwig Rausch

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Sarah Ludwig Rausch is a health writer and editor whose specialties include mental health, diseases, research, medications, and chronic conditions. She’s written for The Christian Science Monitor, American Cancer Society, Cleveland Clinic, PsychologyToday.com, MedShadow Foundation, the ACT Test, and more.