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Hey, Ladies! Thinking About Ditching Your Period? A Doctor Answers 12 Puzzling, Scary, and Hopeful Questions

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How often do you want to have your period? When modern contraceptives first got formulated, back in the 1950’s the men in charge made a simple assumption that would affect millions of women over the next half century:  They assumed … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Your Period and Why You Don’t Have to Have It

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Seattle family planning doctor Deborah Oyer routinely asks new female patients, “How often do you want to have your period? Monthly? Every three months? Or not at all?” Until she asks, some don’t know they have a choice. Like every … Continue reading

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Picture a Technology Revolution. In Contraception. It’s Here!

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Imagine a future in which a woman becomes fertile only when she wants to become pregnant.  Accidental pregnancy has faded into history, and the thought of a child coming into the world unplanned is startling. Today, half of U.S. pregnancies … Continue reading

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