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Emergency contraception has come onto the market over the past several decades with many supporters and critics alike. However, you may be wondering how exactly pills like Plan B work and if there are any other brands out there. Luckily, Her Campus is here to give you the lowdown on how emergency contraception works! What is emergency contraception? At its simplest, emergency contraception involves measures you take after having sex to prevent pregnancy in the case of unprotected intercourse. Typically emergency contraception is used if other pre-coital preventative measures (like the pill,...
Your time of the month has come and gone with no signs of a visit from good old Aunt Flo. If you’ve already ruled out pregnancy, you’re probably wondering what the deal is. Before you have a full-blown freak-out, know that plenty of girls experience missed periods—scientifically known as amenorrhea—for a variety of reasons. The most important thing is to figure out what the cause is behind your missed menstruation and to get your body back on track as soon as possible. We talked to Dr. Traci Brooks, Director of Adolescent Health Services at Cambridge Health Alliance, to get the scoop. Here...
All medications have potential side effects, and the Pill is no exception. Weight gain and breast enlargement are often reported from girls on the Pill—but does that happen to everyone and is it really caused by the Pill? We talked to a gynecologist and collegiettes across the country to separate fact from fiction so you can choose the right birth control for you. Does the Pill make you gain weight? Some girls report slight to moderate weight gain while they’re on the Pill—but actually, weight gain is rare. According to Dr. Anne Burke, an associate professor of gynecology at Johns Hopkins...