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How long should you be off of the birth control pill before starting to try to get pregnant? Good for you for planning ahead for a healthy pregnancy. We used to recommend stopping the pill and waiting for at least three periods to start trying to conceive. The thought was that this will give your […]

Since I receive so many questions on birth control, I have decided to do a series on the various birth control options available. In this issue I thought I would start with listing the different methods and then will discuss the birth control pill. Fortunately, we are very lucky to have so many great methods […]

This study found that adolescents who take abstinence pledges are not less sexually active than other adolescents but they are less likely to use condoms and birth control.  Take home message: Teaching abstinence is commendable but adolescents should also be aware of pregnancy chances and sexual transmission of infections with sexual activity. Rosenbaum. Pediatrics 2008; […]