Mini Pill for Birth Control: What You Need to Know

What is a mini-pill? Most birth control pills contain the hormones estrogen and progestin, a man-made form of progesterone. The mini-pill contains only progestin. PULLOUT: Progestin-only pills are sometimes called COCs. How does the mini-pill work? Mini-pills inhibit ovulation and trick your body into thinking you’re already pregnant – because eggs are not usually released …

Why Is Hormonal Birth Control So Important For Women’s Health?

September 26, 2022, World Birth Control Day. The word “miserable” comes to mind when Shannon Luders-Manuel recalls the days before she started hormonal birth control. The 47-year-old author, editor, and sensitive reader has had premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) since high school. A week before her period each month, she experienced extreme paranoia and brain fog. …

Can Taking Birth Control Pill Increase Your Oxytocin Levels?

Whether you’re taking birth control pills or not, or you’re probably thinking about it, there are usually many questions that come to mind. does the pill make me gaining weight? Will it affect my emotions? Is it actually an effective method of birth control? All these questions are perfectly valid. But there is another aspect …

Why is Access to Birth Control Important for Women of All Ages?

Kelsie Williams grew up in rural Kentucky where access to birth control was – and still is – a struggle. “More rural areas don’t really have understaffed and reproductive health professionals,” Williams said. “I still hear from friends and family who have had to take a break from work to drive long distances. “They miss …

Muscle building during anti-androgenic birth control (eg Yasmin,

Hello friends, has any of you had or have had anti-androgenic birth control and tried to reshape their body with strength and resistance training? I am currently taking Natazia (Qlaira in Europe) which contains estrogen and a progestin called Dienogest which has important anti-androgenic properties. I’ve struggled with acne, hair growth, painful periods, and high …