Tag Archives: IUD

Planned Parenthood’s New Period Tracking App is Spot On

Spot On — Planned Parenthood’s new period-tracking app — not only helps users manage their periods, but helps them understand their sexual health and how birth control fits into their lives.

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VIDEO: The Implant is Super Effective

The birth control implant is a tiny rod that is inserted in your upper arm by a medical professional. It prevents pregnancy for up to three years, eases period cramps, and can be removed at anytime.

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VIDEO: IUD = Convenient

An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a small T-shaped form of birth control that is inserted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It’s highly effective, protects you from getting pregnant for years, and you can have it removed at anytime.

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Video: How Does Emergency Contraception Work

Emergency contraception is a safe way to prevent pregnancy and can be used up to five days after unprotected sex. Emergency contraception like the copper IUD and morning-after pill stop sperm from meeting the egg.

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5 things you should know about birth control

Birth control questions…we all have them. With the variety of methods, countless brand names and unique interactions, there’s a lot to know and a lot to be confused about. Confusion is the last thing we want you to experience when it comes to birth control so we’re answering our patients’ most frequently asked questions.

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VIDEO: Find Out If The Pill is For You

The birth control pill is safe and simple to use. Not to mention, it can clear up acne and make your periods lighter. Watch this cute, short video to learn more about The Pill!

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Why I Went Green With My Period

A first-hand experience with the menstrual cup contributed by Planned Parenthood supporter, Brooke Pennington.

It all began in the jungle, while vacationing in Belize in an area with only backcountry outhouses for sanitation. I couldn’t escape the thought: “It’s a good thing I don’t have my period right now.” There was nowhere to dispose of the typical waste that I was used to flushing away or dropping into discreet silver bins. Anything not totally biodegradable would have…well, degraded the environment around me, but tampons and pads have plastic wrappers and backing.

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