Contraceptives

Drinking, Sex and a Healthy You!

Drinking, Sex and a Healthy You!

February 1, 2017

By Charles Hassell Most people reading this have probably had a drink before. And you have probably had sex. In fact, there’s a pretty good chance you have done those two things on the same night! Most people are looking to do two things on a night out: 1)    Have fun with friends. 2)    Have […]

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Podcast: LARC and Condoms

Podcast: LARC and Condoms

May 26, 2015

Long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, is reversible birth control that provides long-lasting (think years) pregnancy prevention. LARC methods, which include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants, are highly reliable, but they don’t prevent STIs. For this reason, many choose to use (and health professionals recommend) condoms in addition to a LARC method. Dual use of condoms […]

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Understanding LARC

Understanding LARC

May 14, 2015

The name says it all. Long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, is reversible birth control that provides long-lasting (think years) pregnancy prevention. While not currently the leading choice among women, LARC use has been on the rise in recent years. In women aged 15-44, LARC use has grown from 1.5% in 2002 to 7.2% in 2011–2013. […]

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Survey: Young Adults Like Female Condoms Once They See and Touch Them

Survey: Young Adults Like Female Condoms Once They See and Touch Them

August 1, 2014

Young women and men both find many characteristics of female condoms appealing, a new study finds. The female condom is a nitrile pouch that fits inside a woman’s vagina. It has a soft ring on each end. The outer, larger ring stays on the outside of the vagina and partly covers the labia (lips). The […]

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