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Topic: Birth Control

10/14/2015

 

Study Ties Essure Birth Control Implant to Greater Need for Reoperation
Device is already under scrutiny by FDA due to complaints of complications

10/5/2015

 

Could Injection Be Used Someday to Spay or Neuter Pets?
Mouse study shows promise for alternative to surgical sterilization for dogs, cats

10/1/2015

 

Mouse Study Hints at New 'Male Contraceptive'
Discovery could lead to a reversible, non-hormonal form of birth control for men, scientists say

8/28/2015

 

Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Only association was seen, and older women shouldn't take the pill to treat symptoms, experts say

7/22/2015

 

U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC
Report finds less than half of those aged 15 to 19 have had intercourse

7/7/2015

 

Women Spend Far Less on Birth Control Because of 'Obamacare'
Out-of-pocket costs for 'the pill' fell 38 percent between 2012 and 2013, study finds

7/1/2015

 

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control
Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

5/27/2015

 

Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk
Study finds effect with brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen, but risk to any one user remains very low

4/7/2015

 

Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low
U.S. government report says implants and IUDs are effective and safe options

2/24/2015

 

Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC
IUDs and implants among the safest, most effective forms of contraception, experts say

2/5/2015

 

IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Work Longer Than Thought, Researchers Report
Ongoing study shows they prevent pregnancy at least one year beyond their approved use

2/4/2015

 

Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies: Report
Study of 35 nations shows underuse of current contraception options

2/4/2015

 

Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study
Effective birth control key in using the medication, which is linked to birth defects

1/22/2015

 

Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer
But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress

1/9/2015

 

Depo-Provera Linked to Higher HIV Risk, Researchers Find
Whether 'birth control shot' increases risk or if risk is from less condom use isn't clear, expert says

12/11/2014

 

The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows
But long-acting IUDs are gaining in popularity, experts note

10/20/2014

 

As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds
National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure

10/1/2014

 

Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate
Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group

9/29/2014

 

Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control
These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

8/25/2014

 

Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law
Employees of companies opposed to contraception coverage would get products through a 3rd party

8/1/2014

 

Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk
High-dose estrogen formulations linked to greater risk in women under 50, experts find

7/10/2014

 

Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
But the finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect; urologists call for more research

6/30/2014

 

Supreme Court: Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control
Victory for 2 family-owned firms that said Obamacare requirement violated their religious beliefs

5/16/2014

 

Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes
Breast-feeding, birth control pills and getting fallopian tubes tied may also cut cancer risk, study finds

4/22/2014

 

Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey
Nearly 7 of 10 favor universal health plan coverage for contraceptives

4/9/2014

 

Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

4/8/2014

 

Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC
Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows

2/27/2014

 

Obesity, 'The Pill' May Raise MS Risk, Research Suggests
Early studies hint that certain hormones might be tied to inflammation, increased odds for multiple sclerosis

2/10/2014

 

Merck to Offer $100 Million Settlement in NuvaRing Lawsuits
Merck will pay $100 million to settle thousands of lawsuits over NuvaRing birth control device

2/3/2014

 

U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1973: Report
Researchers think that improved contraception methods, decisions to delay pregnancy explain trend

1/6/2014

 

Obama Administration Stands by Contraception Rule
U.S. Justice Department resists court order exempting nuns from ACA birth control rule

1/3/2014

 

Obama Administration Stands by Contraception Rule
U.S. Justice Department resists court order exempting nuns from Affordable Care Act birth control rule

1/2/2014

 

Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

11/18/2013

 

'The Pill' Tied to Raised Risk of Glaucoma
Eye disease more common among users of birth control pills, study finds

11/13/2013

 

AAPS: Intravaginal Ring Offers Dual Protection for 90 Days
Ring contains drugs to prevent HIV transmission and pregnancy

11/4/2013

 

Family Planning Program for Teens With Diabetes Effective
Greater knowledge and willingness to discuss reproductive health

10/22/2013

 

Pill Effects on Breast, Ovarian CA Same in High-Risk Women
Risk the same as found in women in the general population

10/16/2013

 

IUD Won't Hurt Future Fertility, Study Contends
Relatively high pregnancy rates follow birth-control device removal, preliminary research shows

8/8/2013

 

Nearly One in Three Women Use 'Withdrawal' As Contraception
Higher rates of unintended pregnancy and emergency contraception use with withdrawal method

8/6/2013

 

1 in 3 Young U.S. Women Uses 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control
But new study confirms that it's not good for preventing pregnancy

7/17/2013

 

Free Postpartum Contraception Optimizes Pregnancy Intervals
Offering postpartum contraception to low-income women avoids short pregnancy intervals

7/2/2013

 

New Rule for Contraception Coverage, Religious Bodies
Rule respects religious concerns of non-profit organizations while allowing contraception access

6/28/2013

 

White House Unveils Final Plan on Coverage for Contraception
Responsibility shifts from religious employer to insurance companies

6/21/2013

 

FDA OKs Sale of 'Morning-After' Pill Without Age Limit
Girls of all ages will now have easier access to the emergency contraceptive

6/21/2013

 

Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age
No prescription is needed

6/21/2013

 

FDA Approves Plan B for All Females of Childbearing Age
No prescription is needed

6/20/2013

 

CDC Releases Modified Contraception Recommendations
Focus on safe and effective use of wide variety of contraceptive methods

6/11/2013

 

U.S. Ends Effort to Limit Access to 'Morning-After' Pill
FDA will heed court order mandating that women, girls of all ages have over-the-counter access

6/5/2013

 

Court OKs Non-Prescription Sale of Certain 'Morning-After' Pills
Two-pill versions of emergency contraceptive will be available while legal system decides the issue

5/23/2013

 

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets: Report
Since 1991, rate has dropped by nearly half, health officials find

5/6/2013

 

AUA: Low-Dose Pill Linked to Chronic Pelvic Pain Symptoms
Low-dose OCP users also have increased incidence of pain or discomfort during or after climax

5/3/2013

 

Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm, Study Finds
Women on low-estrogen formulations report more pain overall, and during sex

5/2/2013

 

White House to Challenge Ruling on Unlimited Access to 'Morning-After' Pill
Move follows FDA decision that only women 15 or older could get emergency contraceptive without prescription

5/1/2013

 

Obama Administration to Challenge Judge's Ruling on 'Morning-After' Pill
Move follows FDA ruling that females aged 15 or older could get Plan B drug without a prescription

5/1/2013

 

FDA Approves 'Morning-After' Pill Without a Prescription
Females aged 15 or older to gain access to Plan B drug over-the-counter

5/1/2013

 

Plan B Pill Approved for Sale Without a Prescription
For females aged 15 and older

4/8/2013

 

IUDs Safe Contraceptives for Teens, Study Finds
Researchers conclude new intrauterine devices provide long-term, worry-free protection

4/5/2013

 

Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females
Until now, girls 16 and younger needed a prescription for the emergency contraception

4/5/2013

 

Federal Judge Rules FDA Must Lift Restrictions on Plan B
U.S. must make 'morning-after' pill available over-the-counter for all without prescription

4/2/2013

 

Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC
20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says

4/1/2013

 

Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds
Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

3/29/2013

 

Study Examines Physician Prescription of Teen IUDs
Prescription affected by physician knowledge, skills, clinical environment, and attitudes

3/12/2013

 

Worldwide, Contraceptive Prevalence Up Since 1990
Absolute number of women with demand for contraception likely to increase by 2015

3/12/2013

 

Millions Still Lack Access to Modern Contraception, Study Says
One-fifth of married women in eastern, central and western Africa are without reliable birth control, research shows

2/25/2013

 

Teen Pregnancy-Prevention Program Works, Study Says
Youth development is an essential component

2/14/2013

 

Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC
Dramatic surge seen in emergency contraception, especially among women between 20 and 24

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