If you just had a baby and aren't ready for the next one just yet, best use birth control. Credit: Getty Images Remember when, shortly after giving birth, your baby doctor marched into the room with a checklist of dos and don'ts to fol...Study says it's best to consider contraception as soon as three weeks after giving birth.
Girls are more likely than boys to be exposed to information about hormonal birth control. Source: Getty
Ask most parents, and they'll agree it's crucial kids receive accurate, trusted information about sexual issues.But while you ...Schools and family are the most common and trusted sources when it comes to sex ed.
It's unclear whether the health care bill includes free contraceptives. Credit: Getty Images The health care bill is a hot topic these days, and a story in The New York Times today says that the bill requires health insurers to cover "...When it comes to the health care bill, the question is whether or not "preventive health services" includes contraceptives and other family planning services for women.
Are birth control pills preventative medicine? Credit: Getty ImagesUnder the new health care laws, birth control pills could be free for college students. The question is whether or not the pill is considered "preventative medicine." Newsweek re...Under the new health care laws, birth control pills could be free for college students. The question is whether or not the pill is considered "preventative medicine."
More girls are engaging in risky sexual behaviors. Credit: Getty Images The stereotype of randy teen boys with sex on the brain may lead you to believe guys engage in more risky sexual behavior than their female counterparts. But, it's...But the risky sexual behavior is not because girls just wanna have fun. They want love, which outweighs what they may have learned in sex education classes or from parental lectures.
No, those aren't water balloons. Credit: Getty Images"Nestlé's Crunch or a condom?" It's hardly a question parents expect their kids to be asked when they knock on doors while trick-or-treating. So, when Halloween revelers in Oregon go...Trick or treat for condoms!
The new health care law could cover birth control. Credit: Mike Derer, APWASHINGTON (AP) - Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health car...A panel of experts advising the government meets in November to begin considering what kind of preventive care for women should be covered at no cost to the patient, as required under President Barack Obama's overhaul.
About one third of teens aren't learning about contraception in schools. Credit: Getty ImagesHere's the good news on the controversial teen sex front: It turns out nearly all U.S. teens are getting the lowdown about sex at school. Now, the bad n...Here's the good news on the controversial teen sex front: It turns out nearly all U.S. teens are getting the lowdown about sex at school. Now, the bad news: These conversations about sex and sexuality often skip contraceptives.
The rhythm method? Not so effective. Credit: Klaus Mellenthin, Getty ImagesATLANTA (AP) - A growing number of teen girls say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby, ...
The Pill can do more than just prevent pregnancy. Credit: Getty ImagesTimes have changed since women going on birth control risked the pelvic infections of the Dalkon Shield or hormones dosed perilously high. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) have...
Talk about your teenie weenies: A Swedish company is selling condoms designed to fit 12-year-old boys. Standard condoms are two inches in diameter. This new condom, called the Hotshot, comes in a wee bit smaller, at 1.7 inches. Swiss condom m...
Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah and mother of Tripp, recently made headlines after voicing her opinion about abstinence. A teen mother herself, Bristol told Greta Van Susteren back in February that "everyone should be abstinent, but it's just not re...
For some parents, making the decision to stop having kids is a tough one. It's a door that some just want to leave open ... just in case. But if there's one thing that a pessimistic economy makes simpler, it's that question: "Should we or shouldn't w...
Bristol Palin, teenage daughter of 44-year-old mother of five and former Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, made headlines last summer when it was revealed that she and boyfriend Levi Johnston were expecting a child. Ah, the irony of a teen pregn...
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