Let's Pour One Out for the Gals Who Can't Find Good Birth Control

You know who you are. The Pill made ya crazy. Mirena gave you horrible cystic acne. The Patch gave you a blood clot. And so on. So it goes for women who, for whatever reason, just cannot find a good birth control for their particular body and sitch that doesn't make them feel like some kind of shit. This one is for… » 8/04/14 4:20pm 8/04/14 4:20pm

Birth Control Has Positive Side Effects Too (Like SEX)

Drugs: they're amazing and terrible, all at once. But when you're talking about different birth control medications, they're mostly just written about like they're terrible. » 3/03/14 3:30pm 3/03/14 3:30pm

No, Really — the HPV Vaccine is Mostly Safe!

Gardasil is mostly, probably, almost definitely safe, according to a new study that included almost 200,000 girls who'd received at least one dose of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine which is marketed by Merck & Co. and protects against four strains of HPV. Researchers did, however, find evidence of two unpleasant side… » 10/01/12 10:25pm 10/01/12 10:25pm

Birth Control Conundrum: Yaz, Depo Have Disturbing Side Effects

This week brings more upsetting news about the side effects of certain birth control methods — Depo-Provera causes bone loss in nearly half of users, and as many as 25,000 lawsuits involving Yaz will enter pretrial proceedings in Illinois. » 1/12/10 9:30am 1/12/10 9:30am

Opting Out

When Australian schoolgirls between the ages of 12-16 in New South Wales were offered free Gardasil vaccinations, about 23 percent of the girls opted out » 8/18/08 9:30am 8/18/08 9:30am of receiving the vaccine. While a NSW Health spokeswoman says that the rate of girls participating is "high for a new program with a three dose schedule," others…