Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study Finds

November 30, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new analysis suggests that parents who set rules and keep tabs on their teenagers may have kids who are more cautious about sex.
“Parents really matter, and they’re influential,” said report co-author Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, co-director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health at […]

Kids More Likely to Listen to Safe Sex Advice If Mom Gives ‘The Talk’

November 2, 2015

Teens whose parents talk with them about sex are more likely to wait to have sex and to use birth control and condoms when they do, a new study finds.

Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women’s Long-Term Health

October 30, 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having babies and breast-feeding may extend a woman’s life, new research suggests.
Other beneficial factors appear to include starting menstruation at a later age and using birth control pills.
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 323,000 women in 10 European countries who were followed for an average of about 13 years. […]

Many Women With Essure Birth Control Implant Need Reoperation, Study Finds

October 14, 2015

New research raises concerns about Essure, an implanted long-term birth control device that’s already the focus of controversy.

Could Injection Be Used Someday to Spay or Neuter Pets?

October 5, 2015

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A single injection might control fertility in pets and other animals, a new study suggests.
California Institute of Technology researchers working with mice said they’ve taken a first step in developing an inexpensive alternative to spaying or neutering dogs and cats.
One injection was enough to halt egg and […]

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. […]



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