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At last count, 11% of Australian women used long-acting reversible contraception methods.
Unlike condoms, which need to be used every time with sex, or the pill, which must be taken every day, LARC doesn’t require any action after placement in the body and is immediately reversible.
Women commonly suppress their period around special events and holidays.
Women on the pill are able to manipulate or suppress their menstrual cycles to have fewer “periods”, or to avoid bleeding at important or inconvenient times.
The pill is the most popular form of contraception for women under 30.
There is no biological evidence for “giving your body a break” and in fact, it could do your health more harm than good.
When it comes to managing endometriosis, what works for one woman may not be the best choice for another.
Many women are prescribed the pill without a definitive diagnosis of endometriosis.
Worth the risk?
Why research into male contraception keeps hitting the buffers.
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