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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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Beyond Plan B: All About Emergency Contraception

Roughly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended, and one in nine women have used emergency contraception (EC) at least once in their lifetime. At some point, you or your partner may have to use emergency contraception. We get it, accidents happen, so here’s what you need to know about it.

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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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