October, 30 2019. The FDA held an Advisory Committee meeting to discuss the safety and effectiveness of a new contraceptive patch by Agile Therapeutics. The Committee voted that the benefits of the patch to prevent pregnancy outweigh the risks.Read More »
Birth Control & Hormone Therapy
Trying to Get Pregnant or Trying to Avoid it? Now, There Are Apps for Both!
Digital birth control apps are becoming more common. The FDA has now cleared two apps: Natural Cycles and Clue for preventing pregnancy. Read more about why these apps are unreliable for women looking to avoid pregnancy.Read More »
Understanding the IUD
IUDs may be a good option for women looking for a long-term, alternative form of contraception. But before deciding if this option is right for you, it is important to understand the different types of IUDs, how they work, and the risks and benefits involved.Read More »
Are Some Birth Control Pills Too Risky?
YAZ, Yasmin, Beyaz, and other drospirenone hormonal birth control pills have been found to have an increased risk of serious blood clots. However, the FDA has not taken the pills off the market or demanded a black box warning.Read More »
Menopause and Hormones
A closer look at frequently asked questions about menopause and the use of hormones for menopause.Read More »