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You'll soon be able to get birth control without a prescription. Here's what you need to know.

Opill, the first oral contraceptive available for retail in the US, will be priced at $20 per month…

Allie Kelly   


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A complete guide to IUDs, the extremely effective birth control method that lasts for years

IUDs are a form of long-lasting contraception that come in two forms: hormonal and non-hormonal. He…

Erin Heger,Lauren Demosthenes   


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11 reasons why your period may be early, including stress and birth control

The causes of an early period range from stress, to weight changes and conditions like PCOS or endo…

Ashley Laderer,Lauren Demosthenes   


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Some birth control options could be banned if they are seen as abortion methods rather than pregnancy prevention, experts say

One expert told Insider the Plan B pill and IUDs are most likely to be scrutinized after the Suprem…

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3 things all women should know before starting Opill, the new OTC birth control, according to doctors

Opill, the new OTC birth control pill, will be available in stores soon. Doctors spoke to Insider a…

Kate Hull   


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Birth control sponge: The non-hormonal, OTC contraception you may not have heard of

The birth control sponge is a small, round sponge that you insert into your vagina before sex - it'…

Ashley Laderer,Lauren Demosthenes   


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A cervical cap is a non-hormonal birth control method that you only use during sex - here's how it works

To use a cervical cap, line it with spermicide and insert it into your vagina so that it covers you…

Madeline Kennedy,Lauren Demosthenes   


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New York has tried poison, traps, and birth control to fix its pest problem. Rat researchers say the city should focus on its people instead.

Earlier this year, New York mayor Eric Adams appointed Kathleen Corradi, a former school teacher, t…

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert   


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Should you use the pull-out method even when you're on birth control? A chart showing effectiveness

With some methods — like the birth control pill – pulling out may add an additional layer of safety…

Kelly Burch,Lauren Demosthenes   


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A guide to your first birth control appointment and questions to ask your doctor

To get birth control, make an appointment with a women's health specialist to decide what birth con…

Carla Delgado,Katie Sigler   


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The types of birth control that are most and least likely to increase breast size

Some hormonal birth control options cause water retention in the breasts, which makes them larger i…

Ashley Laderer,Lauren Demosthenes   


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Birth control was linked to breast cancer in a study. Experts explain how to decide if you should take it.

The study suggests that all types of hormonal contraceptives carry a small increased risk of breast…

Amber Middleton   


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What is a vasectomy? What to know about the birth control method that is 99.99% effective in preventing pregnancies

Vasectomies are a form of permanent contraception where a doctor severs the tubes that carry sperm …

Erin Heger,Jason R. McKnight   


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Birth control can increase your breast size — here are the types most likely to cause this

Some hormonal birth control options cause water retention in the breasts, which makes them larger i…

Ashley Laderer,Lauren Demosthenes   


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The least and most effective types of birth control for preventing pregnancy

Birth control can be very effective at preventing pregnancy, but it's not a guarantee. Learn your r…

Cassandra Miasnikov,Lauren Demosthenes   


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How and where to get birth control, no matter your circumstances

You need a prescription for hormonal birth control, but there are new methods that allow you to get…

Madeline Kennedy,Zoe McDonald   


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How to choose which type of emergency contraception is best for you and where to get it

When choosing a type of emergency contraception, consider your weight, whether you can get a prescr…

Elena Bruess,Olivia P. Myrick   


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3 men who joined clinical trials to try male birth control pills describe what it felt like, from weight gain to 'mild euphoria'

Insider talked to three men who've taken experimental birth control pills for research. All said th…

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Vasectomies are almost 20 times more effective than an IUD and can be undone — here's how successful vasectomy reversals are

Vasectomies are a form of permanent contraception where a doctor severs the tubes that carry sperm …

Erin Heger,Jason R. McKnight