reproductive health

How To Choose A Birth Control Option If You’re Worried About Side Effects

How To Choose A Birth Control Option If You’re Worried About Side Effects

Picking a birth control can seem scary, especially if you’re worried about the more extreme side effects. You may have heard the horror stories about the risks of organ perforation using intrauterine devices, or claims that birth control is linked to migraines. However, extreme side effects are rare, and usually…

Should You Get Your Vaginal Microbiome Analysed?

Should You Get Your Vaginal Microbiome Analysed?

The bacteria and other microbes that live in the vagina are hugely important to our health, but (like the microbes in other parts of the body) they’re not very well understood. Now, a company is offering free vaginal microbiome reports to women who join their study.

Facebook Might Know When You Last Had Sex

Facebook Might Know When You Last Had Sex

Some period tracking apps have been sending data to Facebook, BuzzFeed reports, including when you had sex, if you logged that using the apps. They also share other information you’ve logged, from detailed medical data to your mood to the fact that you’re using a menstruation app.