Women's Health

Get Honest with Your Gyno

Q WHAT SIDE EFFECTS HAVE BEEN LINKED TO MY BIRTH CONTROL?

Thirty percent of Pill users quit using it because of side effects like nausea, breast tenderness, and headaches, not to mention mood changes or a drop in libido. Copper (i.e., nonhormonal) IUD users frequently experience increased menstrual pain and bleeding during the first months of use.

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