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Another recipe For Health Care Disaster-Colorado

This is an excerpt from a Politico piece on Colorado’s planned vote on a partial single-payer health plan.

If it sounds familiar, it should because people will be asked to vote for more for less which of course is always appealing, but what else would you expect from a state where you can hop on your motorcycle without a helmut after getting high on marijuana and go buy a gun without a permit?   308 more words


More Women Are Choosing Long-Acting Birth Control

Of American women who use birth control, the number who choose to use long-acting versions like the intrauterine device (IUD) or implant has significantly increased, … 375 more words

Guest Post: You'll Never Forget to Take Your Pill Again!


Before I start this post, let me clarify that I am a second year medical student and am absolutely not qualified in anything except studying a lot and drinking way too much coffee. 258 more words

Health & Wellness

Let's talk about sex: Charter schools should make condoms available to students

In 2013 Fairview Academy, a charter school in Minneapolis, adopted a condom availability program for its students to promote student health. In partnership with Nu-Vo Condom, the school allows students to request free condoms without parent approval. 913 more words


10 Most Common Birth Control Pill Side Effects

The oral contraceptive pill, commonly referred to as “the pill,” is a form of hormonal contraception. 

The pill is a highly effective method of birth control when taken correctly (at the same time daily), with only 0.1% of women experiencing an unintended pregnancy, according to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (AHRP); around 1 in 100 women taking the pill experience an unintended pregnancy in the first year of pill use. 1,009 more words


Research on a LARC: Potential for Improving Family Planning Worldwide

By Dileep R. Janagam and Tao L. Lowe

Birth control is still a major concern worldwide. Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are commonly used birth control methods that provide contraception over a prolonged time period without the need of user activity, and are proven to be most effective in lowering the rates of unintended pregnancies. 622 more words

AAPS Events

10 | Oral contraceptives cause weight gain for PCOS?

Many women suffering from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and PCO (Polycystic Ovaries) are taking oral contraceptive pills to regulate their menstrual cycle.

Being overweight is a factor that influences the cause of PCOS and in many cases women suffering from PCOS also suffer from insulin resistance because of the extra weight. 154 more words