Tag: Contraceptive

Birth Control App Blamed For Unwanted Pregnancies, Abortions

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

Hormone Contraceptives Linked To Higher Risk For Breast Cancer

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

Transgender Fish: Contraceptive Pills Flushed Down Water Drains Cause Male Fish To Mutate Into Females

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

Contraceptive Pill May Protect Against Cancer For Up To 30 Years

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

Vasalgel Monkey Trial Offers Hope For Long-Acting And Reversible Male Contraceptive

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

American Women Getting IUD To Prepare For Trump Presidency

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

Hormonal Contraceptives Linked To Higher Depression Risk: Study

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

Should You Get Your Birth Control Pills From A Mobile App?

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

Oregon, California Pharmacists Will Soon Be Allowed To Prescribe Birth Control

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

Cyclosporine A And Tacrolimus Can Control Fertility In Men: Organ Transplant Drugs Hold Key To Male Contraceptive Pills

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 Now Have Access To Injectable Contraceptive Drug For Home Use

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

IUDs And Hormonal Implants Becoming Popular Among US Women Who Practice Birth Control

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

Condom-free world by 2017? Yes, if it's Vasalgel

Vasalgel could soon be the birth control method of choice for men, after a successful test on baboons.

Life September 11, 2014

Religious rights above free contraception program, says Supreme Court

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

FDA allows Plan B generic morning-after pills to be sold OTC without age restrictions

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

Merck settles NuvaRing contraceptive lawsuits for $100 mn: What you should know

U.S. drugmaker Merck has settled a lawsuit pertaining to its NuvaRing contraceptive for $100 million.

Legal February 11, 2014

U.S. abortion rate has hit almost 40-year low: Why?

The number of women terminating pregnancy is declining and laws prohibiting abortion are not the cause.

Life February 3, 2014

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