One-third of us rely on the Pill for contraception — but what are the risks of birth control pills? Here Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz explain the risk of blood clots and how you can reduce your risk by taking aspirin daily.
Bet you didn't have this marked on your calendar: today is World Vasectomy Day, a holiday celebrated not with parades or fireworks, but with the delicate snip of two tiny tubes. But is such a largely permanent step really our only male birth control option? Where's the male version of the pill?
Women who use birth control pills for several years or longer may want to consider having their eyes checked more regularly as they get older, as a new study suggests the pills may double their lifetime risk of developing glaucoma.
The use of birth control pills, or hormonal contraceptives, can mask some of the symptoms of menopause. This can make it difficult for a person to know if they are going through menopause. In this article, we answer some common questions about how birth control pills can affect the symptoms of menopause.
Birth control pills should be taken every day, at the same time—but how precise do you have to be? It depends on the type of pill: for some, you have a day or two to realize your mistake. For others, you only have a window of a few hours.