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 […]

Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies: Report

February 4, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If more women had access to modern birth control methods and used them correctly, there would be 15 million fewer unwanted pregnancies in low- and middle-income nations each year, a new study suggests.
For women in these countries, unwanted pregnancies can have serious consequences, including death, disease, disability […]

Long-Term Use of The Pill Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

January 22, 2015

The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests.

Depo-Provera Linked to Higher HIV Risk, Researchers Find

January 9, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The injectable birth control Depo-Provera is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection in women, according to a review of research in Africa.
Women who receive the so-called “birth control shot” have about 40 percent higher odds of becoming infected with HIV, compared to women […]

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 […]



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