Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

July 26, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says.
The goal is to prevent accidental pregnancy or another pregnancy too soon, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) explained […]

How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?

July 12, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — HIV transmission is highly unlikely among straight couples who have sex without condoms when one partner carries the virus but takes medication, new research suggests.
For gay couples in the same scenario, the risk seems to be only slightly higher.
The Danish study had some major limitations. […]

HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S.

July 8, 2016

Cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) keep rising in the United States, even though most cases are preventable.

Many Smartphone ‘Fertility Apps’ May Not Work

July 1, 2016

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A smartphone app probably won’t help you get pregnant or avoid pregnancy, researchers report.
“Smartphone apps are increasing in popularity because more and more women are interested in using natural or fertility awareness-based methods of family planning,” said study leader Dr. Marguerite Duane.
These women want “to feel empowered with […]

Report Hints Zika Can Spread Through Oral Sex

June 3, 2016

A new report from France suggests that the Zika virus can be transmitted through oral sex.

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Continues to Fall, Hits New Record Low

June 2, 2016

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The number of babies born to American teenaged girls fell another 8 percent in 2015, reaching a new record low.
According to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, moms aged 15 to 19 accounted for about 22 of every 1,000 live births in 2015 […]

Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study

May 4, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Girls as young as 14 have boyfriends who’ve pressured them to become pregnant, sabotaged their birth control, or otherwise tried to control their reproductive health, a new study finds.
The study was small, surveying 77 sexually experienced high school girls in New York City. But researchers […]

Teen Birth Rate Hits a Record Low in U.S.

April 29, 2016

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low.

Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada

April 25, 2016

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A Canadian program to prevent pregnancy in women who are taking the acne drug isotretinoin is failing because many women do not follow the program’s recommendations, a new study finds.
Isotretinoin increases the risk of birth defects and miscarriages, the researchers explained. First marketed as Accutane, isotretinoin is now […]

New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls

April 22, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A growing interest among teenaged girls in plastic surgery on their breasts or genitals has prompted a leading ob/gyn group to recommend that doctors first talk to these young women about “normal” sexual development.
“Our membership has been telling us this is coming up more […]

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