When Your Birth Control Fails

No matter how accurately and consistently you use your contraception, there is always a chance that it could fail and result in an unplanned pregnancy. If you find yourself in this situation, do you know what to do? Beforehand When …

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Contraceptive Sponge

Ever since the infamous Seinfeld “sponge-worthy” episode, women’s love affair with the contraceptive sponge, and specifically the Today sponge, has received worldwide recognition. Although it is not the most effective of birth control methods, its ease of use and affordability …

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Talking About Birth Control

While many parents shy away from the birth control discussion, it may be one of the most important talks you ever have with your child. Many people assume that, if they don’t have the discussion, then their child isn’t sexually …

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Responsible Sexual Choices and You

Are you engaged in a pattern of “reckless sexuality” — situations or patterns of behavior that will lead to unfortunate consequences? This article responds to the most common problems facing young people and couples. Sex and Teens Sex is a …

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Birth Control Methods to Avoid

What Not To Do To Prevent Pregnancy There are numerous ways for a couple to avoid pregnancy. Some are extremely effective, like abstinence or the birth control pill while others, like the withdrawal method are only somewhat effective. Douching Many …

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Family Planning in the Jewish Religion

In the Jewish religion, sex is viewed as both a means of procreation and as a way of expressing love and solidifying the ties between married partners. Family planning can involve most forms of birth control, although some Jewish people …

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Vasectomy Reversal

Have you been thinking about adding to your family again? Do you miss the pitter-patter of little feet? Well, if you have had a vasectomy you may believe that you will never be able to welcome another child into your …

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Extended Use Oral Contraceptives

No More Periods?  A Hormonal Contraceptive Pill Taken for a Whole Year Sick of those excruciating cramps, pounding headaches, and wild mood swings that happen every month? Are your menstrual periods painful, frustrating, or just plain annoying? Well, if you …

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Frequently Asked Questions about Condoms

Are condoms effective at preventing pregnancy? Although condoms do provide protection against getting pregnant, they also carry a 15% failure rate. Depending on your age and how consistently you use condoms, the chances of becoming pregnant could be higher. To …

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Catholicism and Family Planning

In the past, some people have associated the Catholic religion with very prudent views on sex. Some believed that the Roman Catholic Church frowned upon all acts of sexual activity except for the purpose of procreation. Yet, this belief is …

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