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The Pill’s Five Forms Of Kryptonite

The Pill is a miracle. It’s 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, which is almost as good as you’re gonna get from abstinence. We said almost. While 12 million American women rely on the oral contraceptive to stop them from going prematurely preggos (Ashlee Simpson must not have gotten the memo), it’s unfortunately not indomitable. There are still five ways you can get pregnant while pill popping. Have your cervix take notes.

1. Alcohol: Since spirits lodge themselves in your liver, just like the pill, binge-drinking affects the way the medication is metabolized there. Keep reading »

Male Birth Control: The Future Is Open Wide

When it comes to contraception, women have a lot of options. Between the pills, the implants, the sponges, the diaphragms, the injections, etc., our ovaries are all over the place. While we seem to be filled with a never-ending amount of options and responsibility, men get off (literally) by relying on us. Let’s face it, the surgical vasectomy doesn’t sound so fun and if we ladies had a nickel for every complaint about a condom we heard, we’d all be rich. So while the battle of the baby-less baby-making rages on, at The Future of Male Contraception Convention in Seattle this week, there appeared to be some hope that the playing field will be leveled. More info, after the jump…
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