What Is the Birth Control Patch?

The birth control patch is a small bandage that you stick on your skin. Once attached, it releases the hormones estrogen and progestin into your system. Find out if this method of preventing pregnancy is right for you.

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How Long Should Your Period Last?

Periods can be puzzling. Some people have two or three days of bleeding, while others see Aunt Flo for an entire week. And is it normal to have really light — or really heavy — bleeding each month? An Ob/Gyn explains.

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Here’s the Deal with Period Poops

It’s that time of the month, and with it come a few side effects you could do without like constipation, bloating, diarrhea… maybe even all of the above! Here’s how to manage period poops and other cycle-related stomach issues.

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Should You Try to Remove Your Own IUD?

It’s easy to stop taking most forms of birth control, but intrauterine devices are another story. One study found that only 1 in 5 women is able to successfully remove her own IUD; instead, you should make an appointment with a healthcare professional.

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