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Birth Control and Weight Gain: Is there a relationship?

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Many women worry about birth control causing weight gain. Our ancestors struggled to get enough calories just to stay alive. But now, as we try to keep our weight in a healthy range, we look at all kinds of factors: … Continue reading

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Hey, Ladies! Thinking About Ditching Your Period? A Doctor Answers 12 Puzzling, Scary, and Hopeful Questions

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How often do you want to have your period? When modern contraceptives first got formulated, back in the 1950’s the men in charge made a simple assumption that would affect millions of women over the next half century:  They assumed … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Your Period and Why You Don’t Have to Have It

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Seattle family planning doctor Deborah Oyer routinely asks new female patients, “How often do you want to have your period? Monthly? Every three months? Or not at all?” Until she asks, some don’t know they have a choice. Like every … Continue reading

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