Archive for the Contraception Category


From Capotes to Condoms

Let’s Talk! Most of us are familiar with condoms. This barrier method of contraception is widely used throughout the world. However, there may still be facts about condoms that you don’t know. I will explore the origins of condoms, the various kinds available and the role they play in heterosexual relationships. The origin of the […]

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The Other Birth Control

Let’s Talk! Most people are familiar with mainstream birth control methods.  For example, you may have used the condom, the pill, the patch, or the diaphragm. However, natural birth control methods such as the Rhythm Method are often perceived by the general public as unreliable and too complicated. I was curious about investigating other ways […]

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Do You Know Your IUDs?

Let’s talk! The topic of birth control methods can be confusing. Even if you had sexual education classes in elementary or high school, the information may now be a vague memory. You are not alone, as most North Americans tend to have only a limited knowledge of the pill and condoms. One of least discuss […]

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The Period

Let’s Talk! For most women in their childbearing years, menstruation is an expected monthly event. You are familiar with some of the signs and symptoms associated with your period, but you may be unaware of the complex physiological mechanisms behind them. The word “menstruation” is derived from the Latin “mensis” and relates to the fact […]

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More Than a Pill

Let’s Talk! You may have used or currently use the pill as a birth control method. Your doctor might have given you some general recommendations for its proper use. However, you may not know how the pill actually prevents pregnancy or its other potential side effects. Most birth control pills are a combination of synthetic […]

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