These Commonly Used Pills May Triple Risk of Crohn’s Disease in Women

These Commonly Used Pills May Triple Risk of Crohn's Disease in Women

Crohn’s disease is an incurable, inflammatory disease affecting the lining of the digestive system. Genetics predispose a person towards Crohn’s disease, and genetic predisposition plus the use of birth control pills nearly triples the risk. Is Crohn’s disease caused by oral contraceptives? No, it is not, Dr. Hamed Khalili, a Harvard gastroenterologist, states firmly. It […]

2018: The Year of the Microchip Birth Control?

2018: The Year of the Microchip Birth Control? Well, it may sound like science fiction, but the future of birth control for women is looking less like a pill everyday or a dangerous IUD and more like nothing at all. While it isn’t the first hormone contraceptive to be an implant, it IS the longest-lasting. […]

4 Ways You Can Still Get Pregnant On The Pill

4 Ways You Can Still Get Pregnant On The Pill Birth control pills are the most common hormonal method of contraception used by women in the U.S. They are up to 99.7% effective when taken consistently and correctly. But since we are human, and humans are prone to making mistakes, there is considerable room for […]

Birth Control & Blood Clots

Birth Control & Blood Clots

File this one under “As If Women Didn’t Have Enough To Worry About”! You know the approximately five million commercials you’ve seen for the birth control pill Yaz and the non-oral contraceptive NuvaRing? Of course, you do. Moving on! Remember the last part of the commercial, after the woman finishes her salad and stops playing […]