Should You Consider a Birth Control Patch?

When choosing a method of birth control, most women want what is the most effective and convenient. Women who want “hormonal” birth control can choose a pill, patch, injection, or vaginal ring, yet not all of these options have equal risks. In fact, the Patch, Ortho Evra, is now shown to put women at greater risks than birth control pills did by exposing women to high levels of estrogen. But, how does Ortho Evra work, and why is it more dangerous than other forms of birth control?

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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.

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A Guide to Selecting Safe Medical Contraception

Based on your health history, certain types of contraceptives may be safer or more effective than others. Use this guide to look up the conditions that apply to your current and past health history, to ensure that you select or are using the best medical contraceptive for YOU.

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Hormone Therapy and Menopause

In recent years, many women have stopped taking hormone replacement therapy because of growing evidence that the risks outweigh the benefits for most women. However, millions still struggle with the decision: should I go on, should I stay on, or should I go off? A closer look at the questionable need for hormone therapy, and it’s risks and benefits.

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