Opill (also called the Minipill)

Opill is a progestin-only birth control pill.  Progestin is a human made hormone that is similar to the natural hormone called progesterone.  Progestin is in the category of a steroid and has benefits and risks.  It is used for various … Continued

Kyleena Birth Control

Kyleena – IUD Kyleena is an intrauterine device (IUD) that is designed for birth control.  It contains the hormone levonorgestrel.  The hormone is continuously released into the uterus in small amounts.  If after a doctor inserts the IUD into the … Continued

Phexxia Birth Control

Phexxi Birth Control Phexxi is a vaginal cream that is injected into the vagina before having sexual intercourse. It lasts for 1 hour.  Its active ingredients are: lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate. How it Works: Phexxi decreases the … Continued

Challenges in Deciding on Birth Control Pills

The following is a list of the brand names of birth control pills on the market…. Alesse Aranelle Apri Aranelle Aviane Azurette Beyaz Caziant Desogen Enpresse Estrostep Fe Gianvi Kariva Lessina Levien Levlite Lovora Loestrin Lybrel Mircette Natazia Nordette Low-Ogestrel … Continued

Symptoms of Depression

When a woman feels sad, or empty, or just doesn’t want to go to work, she may be depressed.  If this lasts for two weeks or more, it may be a mild form of depression.  Give yourself this depression test: … Continued

Essure Birth Control to be Taken Off Market

Over 27,000 women have had problems with Essure, which is a coil that is placed in the fallopian tubes.  The manufacturer, Bayer, announced it will stop selling Essure as of the end of 2018. In 2016, the Food and Drug … Continued

Is Natural Family Planning for You

Even those on the pill can benefit from knowing how Natural Family Planning works as a birth control method.  Given the 8% chance of getting pregnant while on the pill, Natural Family Planning is worth looking into since research indicates it can … Continued

Getting Pregnant After Taking the Pill

If you have decided that you’d like to become pregnant after being on birth control, a common question is, “How soon after stopping the pill will I be able to conceive?”  In most cases, doctors indicate a woman can become pregnant … Continued