Mouse Study Hints at New ‘Male Contraceptive’

October 1, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A discovery in mice could pave the way to a reversible, non-hormonal form of birth control for men, researchers report.
The findings, published online Oct. 1 in the journal Science, add to efforts to develop the elusive “male pill” — that is, a reliable but temporary […]

The Birth Control Pill Might Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 28, 2015

Oral contraceptives — also known as birth control pills — may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests.

U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC

July 22, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Less than half of U.S. teenagers aged 15 to 19 are having sex, a rate dramatically lower than it was a quarter-century ago, a new federal government report shows.
Only 44 percent of girls and 47 percent of boys between the ages of 15 and […]

Women Spend Far Less on Birth Control Because of ‘Obamacare’

July 8, 2015

Out-of-pocket costs for prescription birth control have dropped significantly since the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” took effect in the United States, a new study finds.

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

July 1, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sexually active teenage girls who are obese are less likely to use birth control than teens who aren’t overweight, a new study reports.
What’s more, those overweight teens who do use some form of contraception are less likely than their normal-weight peers to use it regularly, the researchers said. […]

The Facts About Newer Birth Control Pills and Blood Clot Risk

May 27, 2015

Newer forms of the birth control pill—brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen—are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low

April 7, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The use of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception remains low among sexually active teen girls, though that trend seems to be changing, according to a U.S. government report released Tuesday.
Among teens aged 15 to 19, the use of long-acting reversible contraception rose from less than […]

Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC

February 24, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The use of long-acting birth control methods such as IUDs or under-the-skin implants jumped fivefold between 2002 and 2011, according to a new U.S. government report.
Among U.S. women aged 15 to 44, the use of these long-term but reversible contraceptives rose from 1.5 percent in […]

Here’s How Much Longer IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Might Work to Prevent Pregnancy

February 6, 2015

Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants appear to prevent pregnancy one year beyond their approved length of use, according to early results from an ongoing study.

Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study

February 4, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say giving birth control information to women visiting dermatology clinics can help promote the safe use of the drug isotretinoin, an acne medication known to cause birth defects.
Isotretinion was originally sold under the brand name Accutane. That particular brand has been discontinued, according to the U.S. Food […]



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