Kecia Gaither Contributor

Dr. Gaither, an ob-gyn and maternal fetal medicine specialist, is director of perinatal services at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, a member of NYC Health + Hospitals System in Bronx, New York.

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PSA: Emergency Birth Control and Abortion Pills Are Not the Same Thing

Time to debunk this common misconception.

Birth Control Shot: 7 Facts an Ob/Gyn Wants You to Know

This injection protects against pregnancy for 3 months at a time.

The Birth Control Ring: What an Ob/Gyn Wants You to Know

Don’t want to think about a pill every day? The ring may be your thing.

The Pill for Birth Control: 7 Facts an Ob/Gyn Insists You Know

For one thing, the Pill doesn’t protect against STDs.

What Is Emergency Birth Control and How Does It Work?

For starters, you don’t want this to be your routine contraception.

Wait, You Can Use the Copper IUD for Emergency Birth Control?

It’s actually the most effective emergency contraceptive.

The Patch for Birth Control: 8 Things an Ob/Gyn Wants You to Know

Don’t want any devices in your bod? The patch might be more your style.

Implant for Birth Control: 7 Things an Ob/Gyn Wants You to Know

This long-acting reversible birth control is one of the most effective methods of preventing pregnancy.

IUD for Birth Control: 7 Facts an Ob/Gyn Wants You to Know

Learn why more and more women are turning to this little device.

IUD Myths That Need to Be Cleared Up Once and for All

This birth control method is becoming more popular, but many misconceptions about IUDs still persist.

6 Myths About Birth Control Pills You Can Safely Ignore

Can birth control make you gain weight? Or raise cancer risk? Here’s what the science says.

Is It Safe to Skip Your Period Using Birth Control? An Ob/Gyn Explains

Here’s what happens if you skip the placebo pills.

Does Getting an IUD Hurt? An Ob/Gyn Tells the Truth

The pain varies from person to person, but here’s the general process.

Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight? An Ob/Gyn Answers

This is one of the most common questions about birth control your ob-gyn gets asked.

Can You Use Breastfeeding for Birth Control? An Ob/Gyn Explains

It sounds too good to be true, but here’s how it actually works.

Can Your Birth Control Cause Blood Clots? An Ob/Gyn Explains

Blood clots are a serious concern, so let’s look at the facts about birth control.

Forgot to Take Your Birth Control Pill? Here’s What to Do

Don’t freak out: Just follow these steps.

Does Birth Control Actually Clear Up Acne? An Ob/Gyn Explains

Many women swear by this, but here’s what doctors say.

Can Antibiotics Mess Up Your Birth Control? An Ob/Gyn Explains

You should be able to treat your UTI without worrying about your birth control not working.