The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows

December 11, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The pill remains one of the most popular methods of birth control for women, along with female sterilization and condoms, a new report shows.
Among the two-thirds of women aged 15 to 44 who used birth control between 2011 and 2013, approximately 16 percent used the […]


More Men Had Vasectomies as the U.S. Economy Worsened

October 20, 2014

During the recent “Great Recession,” worries about the cost of raising children in an uncertain job market may have spurred an uptick in vasectomies, a new study suggests.


Giving Teen Girls Free, Long-Acting Birth Control Lowers Pregnancy, Abortion Rates

October 2, 2014

Giving teenage girls free birth control — especially long-acting implanted devices — could slash pregnancy and abortion rates to well below the current U.S. average, new findings suggest.


IUDs, Implants Should Be First-Line Birth Control for Teen Girls: Pediatrics Group

September 29, 2014

Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state.


Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

August 25, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on […]


Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

August 22, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on […]


Certain Birth Control Pills Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

August 1, 2014

Birth control pills containing high doses of estrogen, along with some other formulations, may increase the risk of breast cancer in women under 50, new preliminary research suggests.


Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

July 10, 2014

Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests.


Some Companies Don’t Have to Offer Free Birth Control, Supreme Court Says

June 30, 2014

Family-owned companies don’t have to comply with a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires them to offer insurance coverage for contraception if that requirement violates their religious principles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.


Surgery Isn’t Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes

May 19, 2014

Breast-feeding, birth control pills and having fallopian tubes tied may help reduce ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA gene mutations, a new review suggests.




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