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I’m 15 and I want to start birth control pills but I’m too afraid to ask my mom. What should I do?

Updated 6 March 2014 under Ask Us.

There are a few things you can do. Try to find the right time to talk to your mom about issues that effect teens in general, such as healthy relationships, […]

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Does the Pill make you gain weight?

Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.

Some teens gain weight and some teens lose weight while on the Pill, but most stay exactly the same. Try to remember to watch your portion sizes, avoid fast food, […]

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I heard that birth control pills cause cancer. Is this true?

Updated 6 March 2014 under Ask Us.

No. The Pill actually protects against cancer of the ovaries and cancer of the lining of the uterus. A woman is half as likely to get cancer of the uterus […]

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Is it true that people gain weight on birth control pills – and if yes how can you lose it?

Updated 6 March 2014 under Ask Us.

The truth is most people who take birth control pills do NOT gain weight. Scientific studies have not shown any link between the Pill and weight gain, but medication can […]

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Birth Control Pills: Medical Uses

Updated 11 August 2022 under Health Guides.

Teens and young adults are often prescribed birth control pills for irregular or absent menstrual periods, menstrual cramps, acne, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), endometriosis, primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and polycystic ovary […]

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If I’m on the Pill and my bf ejaculates inside me, can I get pregnant?

Updated 21 November 2013 under Ask Us.

If I’m on birth control pills and my boyfriend ejaculates inside of me, am I at high risk of becoming pregnant? If you take your birth control pills every day, […]

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Contraception: Success and Failure Rates of Contraceptives

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

These charts show the average number of women who accidentally get pregnant while using contraception over the course of one year. Typical Use: When contraception is not used every time, […]

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Contraception: Pros and Cons of Different Contraceptive Methods

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

Here’s a list of the many available types of contraception, and the pros and cons of using each. Hormonal Implants Success Rate with Typical Use: 99% Pros Cons Long-term method […]

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