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Do Periods Really Sync Up Among Friends?

You’ve probably all heard about how close friends’ menstrual cycles sync up when they live together, but is there any truth to it or is it simply an urban legend? And can the synchronicity occur with people you only interact with online? There’s plenty of anecdotal data, but let’s see what science has to say […]

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The Science of Birth Control Part 1: The Menstrual Cycle

Birth control comes in many forms: barrier, hormonal, implantable, and permanent.  Many women (and men) utilize birth control as part of their family planning strategy, but how many of us understand the science behind the medication we’re taking?  I’m here to explain it for you.