Another (Gender) Role Reversal In Contraception

Earlier this week, I blogged about the potential of a birth control pill for men. Now, it seems that women might be undergoing “vasectomy-like” procedures in a new form of sterilization that reduces the healing time and risk normally associated with female sterilization procedures like tubal ligation (also called having your “tubes tied”.

Q&A: Birth Control Pill Effectiveness: How Long Does It Take?

When I first started taking the birth control pill last year, it was just to make my period regular – I wasn’t having sex. Now I am thinking about having sex, but I’m not sure when it’s safe to do so. Can I have sex at any time without getting pregnant as long as I take the pill? Or do I have to wait a while first?

Q&A: The Morning After Pill & Frequent Emergency Contraception Use

I’ve been having sex with my boyfriend for a little over a month. Already I have had to take the morning after pill twice after unprotected sex. Then, today, we determined I should take it again. The previous times I have taken it, it caused a few days to a week of bleeding. Would that be considered my period?

Q&A: Birth Control And Sexual Health Resources

I am a virgin but my boyfriend is not. I’m ready to have sex and though we’ve been sexually active in other ways I have a lot of questions about penetrative sex for a virgin. My boyfriend wants me to feel as comfortable and informed as possible – where can we learn about birth control options and sexuality issues?

When Does Pregnancy Begin?

I took a biology class this summer that was about pregnancy, and it covered everything from having sex to giving birth. It was really interesting, but one of the controversial subjects covered was the exact moment when the fetus becomes a living being.

The Signs Of A Healthy Relationship

Some questions about sexual health have fairly succinct answers (e.g., questions about the effectiveness rates of contraception). Other questions, however, require a good deal of personal reflection. Case in point: Many women and men (of all ages) wonder at one time or another whether the relationship that they are in is a good one.