Period Gone Missing After the Pill? Here’s What to Do First.

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Have you been off the pill for 3 months and your period still hasn’t returned? You’re not alone. This is called post-pill amenorrhea and it’s more common than you probably realize. In fact, anywhere from upwards of 3-6% of women can lose their period post pill with studies suggesting that women with a history of irregular periods are at higher …

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Birth Control & Medical Gender Bias

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Let’s take a minute to talk about birth control and medical gender bias because it is real. And as I explain in Beyond the Pill, it leaves a lot of women sick, struggling and sometimes dead. Women have been waiting decades for the day that a male contraceptive (birth control)  is approved for use. Looks like we’ll be waiting a …

Do Birth Control Pills Stop Your Period?

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The birth control pill is used for many symptoms and conditions outside of just preventing pregnancy. Some women wonder, does birth control stop periods? It can, but should we really be doing that? When it comes to using the pill to stop periods altogether we need to ask whether it’s a good idea to use tablets to stop your period.  …

Prescribed Birth Control for PCOS? Why That’s Dangerous

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The symptoms of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) can be so frustration. As a solution, a woman with PCOS is often met with the birth control pill, maybe an androgen blocker and then sent along her merry way. Told there is nothing that can be done. Told she will never conceive naturally. And told that it’s just in her genes. And …

Birth Control — What Doctors Don’t Say About Birth Control Effects

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Worldwide, 100 million use some form of birth control… Without knowing how it actually works and the possible damage it can do to their bodies. Are you aware that most women, at some point in their life, have been recommended the birth control pill by their doctor? The CDC estimates 10.6 million women use oral contraception in the U.S. alone. …

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Post-Birth Control Syndrome + How to Heal Now

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Birth Control

Post-Birth Control Syndrome symptoms generally arise within the first 4-6 months after going off hormonal birth control and can be as drastic as a total loss of your period or as benign as acne and hair loss. Now don’t get me wrong, acne and hair loss are terrible, but the pill, the patch, the IUD and other hormonal birth control …