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Contraception (Birth Control) Articles

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How to remember to take your pill

When we wake up, the first thing we do is grab our towel and head to the bathroom for a shower and to brush our teeth. But why is it so hard to make taking the pill part of our daily routine? It is not just you; I myself am guilty of missing multiple...

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What happens to the sperm that don't fertilise the egg?

We all know it takes just one sperm to meet the egg in the womb for a successful fertilisation to take place. But what happens to all the other sperm? Do they stay in the uterus?

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What is a molar pregnancy?

In the case of normal pregnancy, if an egg from the female is fertilized by a sperm from the male. This results in the formation of an embryo which in turn will develop into a fetus.

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What you need to know about period pain

Period pain or menstrual cramps are a perfectly normal thing to experience during your monthly bleed.  The pain signifies that your next menstrual cycle is beginning in a perfectly healthy way.

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What happens if you miss a pill?

With everyone leading such busy lives it is not always easy to remember your contraceptive pill, particularly if your usual routine has been disrupted.  It is more than likely that you will not become pregnant from missing a pill but it is impor...

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The pill and breast cancer

Oral contraceptives are pills containing hormones which are taken in order to prevent pregnancy occurring.  They prevent pregnancy by preventing the sperm from reaching the egg and so prevent fertilisation of the egg.

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Can the contraceptive pill cause weight gain or weight loss?

For many women who are considering a form of regular contraception, the thought of putting on weight if they go on the pill is enough to put them off!

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What is the best contraceptive pill for me?

The contraceptive pill was first developed in the 1950s and was licenced for use in the west in the 1960s. Since then the formulation of the pill has been refined and there are many brands and several options available when it comes to choosing ...