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Safest condoms and methods of use

Condoms are an effective method for preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Most brands are very safe, but some offer less protection than others.Condoms are a popular barrier method of conception. Condoms made of latex,…

What causes an absence of menstruation?

Amenorrhea means an absence of menstruation. The term also applies to people who have not started their period by the age of 16, which is called primary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea occurs in people who have missed 3 months of…

How to stop or speed up your period

When your period comes at an inconvenient time, it can get in the way of your plans. Are there ways to speed up your period or make it stop once it has started?The research on controlling periods in this way is limited, but certain methods…

How do you use vaginal suppositories?

Vaginal suppositories are solid, oval-shaped medical treatments that are inserted into the vagina using a plastic applicator. They become liquid within the vagina as they warm to the body's temperature.A vaginal suppository provides…

Can you start the birth control pill midcycle?

Many people wonder whether it is safe to start taking birth control pills in the middle of their menstrual cycle. The answer usually depends on the type of pill and the needs of the person.Birth control pills are a safe and effective method…

How to stop spotting on the pill

Many people experience some irregular bleeding, or spotting, when they first start taking birth control pills. Doctors also refer to it as breakthrough bleeding.Spotting will often subside with the continued and regular use of birth control…

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