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How to Decrease Math Anxiety

Your alarm sounds, and you immediately jump out of the bed feeling fresh and re-energized for the day. But as you slowly begin to think through the day, a familiar feeling of fear and dread suddenly strikes you. It is the day you are going to sit for your math paper. Even though you studied…

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Does Stress Decrease the Effectiveness of Birth Control Pills?

Birth control pills are a common form of contraception. Many women choose birth control pills because they are an easy method that lets them take a pill and move on with their day. This is great when your schedule is packed and you can’t afford to sit and think about whether you have contraception ready to go. That doesn’t make it stress-proof though. As life fills with stress and frustration, you may find your birth control suffering.

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Causes of a Decreased Sex Drive

If youre not as interested in sex as you used to be, chances are you have a lot of company. Decreased sex drive is a relatively common complaint of women. According to the Mayo Clinic, more than 40 percent of women report diminished sexual interest at some point in their lives. A study by the Biobehavioral Health & Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University puts the range between 33 and 67 percent. The causes of lowered sex drive are varied, and if youre experiencing a diminished sex drive, its important that you schedule a check-up to eliminate life-threatening diseases.

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What Are the Causes of Decreased Birth Control Pill Absorption?

Millions of women around the globe use birth control pills as their primary pregnancy prevention method. If used properly, birth control pills have a 92 to 97 percent effectiveness rate; however, there are certain things that can interfere with the absorption of the pill, thereby increasing the chance of an accidental pregnancy. Knowing what can cause your body to have a reduced ability to absorb the pill can help you plan for a back-up birth control method during those times.