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What to know about birth control and alcohol

What to know about birth control and alcohol

Alcohol can directly affect many medications, but birth control is not one of them. A person can drink alcohol without worrying that it may reduce the effectiveness of their birth control pill. However, drinking too much alcohol can indirectly lower the effectiveness of birth control. Alcohol affects judgment, which in turn can lead to risky […]

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What to know about cramps on birth control

What to know about cramps on birth control

Many people experience cramps on birth control, especially when they first start using a new birth control method. However, many hormonal birth control options can help prevent cramps and other menstrual symptoms. For most people, cramps on birth control are temporary. People with severe or prolonged cramps may need to visit a doctor. The doctor […]