By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The Obama administration on Friday contested U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s decision temporarily exempting an order of Catholic nuns from the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.
Under the health-reform law, most employer health plans are required to cover U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved birth [...]
Taking birth control pills for more than three years may increase a woman’s risk of developing the eye disease glaucoma, a new study suggests. The findings are from an investigation involving more than 3,400 women aged 40 and older who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2005 and 2008.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) — Intrauterine devices, commonly known as IUDs, do not impair women’s future fertility, according to a new study.
Researchers in Guangdong, China found that once these contraceptive devices are removed, women have relatively high pregnancy rates and normal pregnancy results.
The study’s findings were scheduled for presentation Wednesday in Boston at [...]
By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) — Withdrawal is an old-fashioned, unreliable form of birth control, but one-third of young women still use it anyway, new research indicates.
“Our study showed that use of withdrawal for contraception is very common, but it doesn’t work as well as other methods,” said study author Dr. [...]
The Obama administration on Friday issued what it called final rules that let religious organizations opt out of providing contraception coverage in their health insurance plans, as mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
By Steve Reinberg and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters
FRIDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) — The Obama administration on Friday issued what it called final rules that let religious organizations opt out of providing contraception coverage in their health insurance plans, as mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
The White House said employers at non-profit religious organizations such [...]
The so-called morning-after pill, an emergency contraceptive, is about to go over-the-counter, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcing Thursday that it has approved unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step. The move follows a decision earlier this month by the Obama administration to drop its effort to fight a court order that would make the contraceptive pill available over-the-counter to all women and girls, regardless of age.