Don't fully trust a mobile app when it comes to birth control methods. A hyped contraceptive app used by thousands of women and certified as effective as the pill is now blamed for dozens of unwanted pregnancies.
Public Health January 16, 2018
Study found a link between use of hormonal contraceptives and increased risk for breast cancer. Does this mean that women should stop relying on hormonal birth control methods?
Public Health December 7, 2017
Male roach fish now exhibit more feminine traits, with some of them even starting to produce eggs. Chemicals present in birth control pills and other household products flushed down household drains are blamed for these changes.
Feature | Health July 4, 2017
Women who took oral birth control pill appeared protected from breast cancer and endometrial cancer for up to 30 years after they stopped taking oral contraceptives. Does this mean use of the pill is completely safe?
Public Health March 27, 2017
No pregnancy occurred in rhesus monkeys involved in the trial that tested the effectiveness of the male contraceptive gel Vasalgel. The result offers hope for a new birth control method for men.
Medicine February 7, 2017
Many women plan to get IUD and are urging others to do the same before the inauguration of Donald Trump. What would women's reproductive rights be like under a Trump presidency?
Public Health November 10, 2016
Contraceptive use has been found to increase the likelihood of antidepressants being prescribed to women, researchers say. It’s important to note side effects but experts urge women not to overreact.
October 1, 2016
Several mobile apps are now offering to deliver birth control pills in a fast, convenient and hassle-free way. Is this particular mobile trend normal and safe?
Public Health June 22, 2016
Two new laws will give pharmacists of the states of California and Oregon prescribing power over birth control pills and other contraceptives. This will help make contraceptives more readily accessible to interested consumers and prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Life November 24, 2015
Currently in the market, Cyclosporine A and Tacrolimus medication prevent organ rejection in patients undergoing transplant surgeries. A Japanese study found these immunosuppressant drugs render mice unable to impregnate females.
Life October 5, 2015
UK women may now self-inject their hormonal contraceptives at home as the label of Pfizer's Sayana Press has been updated. With this, women won't have to visit clinics regularly for their injections doses.
Life September 24, 2015
A growing number of women in the U.S. have been turning to long-lasting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), which include IUD and hormonal implants to avoid pregnancy. These contraceptive methods are known to be 99 percent effective.
Life February 25, 2015
Vasalgel could soon be the birth control method of choice for men, after a successful test on baboons.
Life September 11, 2014
The Supreme Court ruled that companies can have religious rights and cannot be forced to pay for the contraceptives of their employees if they have religious objections.
Society July 1, 2014
The FDA's decision to allow the generic versions of the morning-after pill available over the counter and without age restriction could make contraception more accessible and cheaper for many women.
Life March 3, 2014
U.S. drugmaker Merck has settled a lawsuit pertaining to its NuvaRing contraceptive for $100 million.
Legal February 11, 2014
The number of women terminating pregnancy is declining and laws prohibiting abortion are not the cause.
Life February 3, 2014