Birth Control - Contraception

Anti-abortion Activists Take Their Fight To Small-town East Texas

Blount Pharmacy, the lone drug store in this small town nestled deep in the forested Bible Belt of East Texas, doesn’t sell emergency contraception such as Plan B — that requires a 15-mile trip down a state highway to the CVS in Center. The...
Related topics: Activism, Religion

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Climate Change Concerns Have Largely Ignored Role Of Access To Effective Contraception

Climate change concerns have largely ignored the importance of universal access to effective contraception, despite the impact of population growth on greenhouse gas emissions, argue experts.

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Gastric Bypass Linked To Lower Risk For Major Birth Defects

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 -- Infants born to women who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery have a lower risk for major birth defects than those born to matched control women, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Before Choosing An Iud For Birth Control, Know The Facts

THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 -- Despite the fact that intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are extremely effective forms of birth control, one expert thinks many women don't have all the facts when considering the option. Ob-gyn Dr. M. Kathleen Borchardt,...

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Health Tip: Living With Herpes

-- Herpes is a common and usually mild skin condition caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). If you are living with herpes, Sutter Health encourages you to: Be alert to triggers that activate herpes. Use safe sex methods, such as...
Related topics: Herpes, Herpes Simplex Virus, Virus, Virology

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Busan Review: ‘balloon’ Is A Delicate, Thoughtful Tibetan Drama

It’s hard to think of anything that’s as inherently ridiculous and quite literally vital as condoms. Nothing more than a little piece of latex, but what moral, social, religious implications it carries. These very human complications of birth...
Related topics: Religion

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Japanese Gov't And Sailor Moon Set To Punish Sexually Transmitted Infections With Free Condoms

The magic girl from legendary anime "Sailor Moon" who battles villains by moonlight has long been a favourite character all over the world. Fortunately, in reality, people don't have to care about sinister supernatural entities, but they still have...

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2014 To 2018 Saw Decrease In Twin Birth Rate In U.s.

THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 -- From 2014 to 2018, there was a decrease in the twin birth rate, according to an October data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Joyce A. Martin,...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Abstinence-only Christian Health Clinic Receives Federal Funds Meant For Sti Prevention

Title X provides federal dollars for health programs to detect, treat and prevent STIs. Obria Medical Clinic tells its patients that abstinence, not condoms, is the way to do that.

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Mother Livid After School Gave Daughter Birth Control Implant Without Her Permission, Inserted It...

Nicole Lambert's daughter was complaining about headaches and a pain in her arm, WMAR-TV reported, so Lambert had her 16-year-old checked out by a pediatrician. Uh oh Well, the doctor told Lambert that her daughter received Nexplanon — a...

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Five Facts Your Ob-gyn Wants You To Know About Iuds

Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are a great birth control option, but many women choose other forms of birth control because they have reservations about IUDs. A Houston Methodist OB-GYN answered common questions patients ask her about this very...

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Medical News Today: How Can Birth Control Help With Acne?

When acne occurs due to hormonal imbalances, taking birth control pills can often help. This article looks at how birth control pills treat acne, the different types, and their side effects.
Related topics: Acne, Hormones

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'telecontraception' Secret-shopper Study Shows Safety Of Online Birth Control Services

Yet another study has concluded that the hoops U.S. women must currently jump through to obtain birth control are unnecessary. In "A Study of Telecontraception," published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers show that it can be safe...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Telecontraception Seems A Promising Option For Patients

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 -- Telecontraception -- the provision of contraception through a website or smartphone app -- is feasible and seems safe for patients, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 26 issue of the New England...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Acog Updates Guidance On Otc Contraception Access

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 -- In a Committee Opinion published in the October issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) presents recommendations for expanding over-the-counter access to...
Related topics: Gynecology

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Is It Safe To Order Your Birth Control Online?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 -- In recent years, a growing number of companies have been offering prescriptions for birth control through web-based services and smartphone apps. Now a "secret shopper" study suggests it's a safe and reliable source...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Make All Hormonal Birth Control Available Without Prescription, Doctors' Group Says

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 -- A leading group of U.S. doctors has broadened its guidelines on birth control, recommending that all forms of hormonal contraceptives, including vaginal rings and contraceptive patches, be sold over the counter. In...
Related topics: Hormones

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Iud Use Linked To Reduced Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

Women who use an intrauterine device for contraception have a reduced risk of getting ovarian cancer, according to a new meta-analysis of existing retrospective data. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Ovarian Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Better Contraception Contributed To America's Lowest Post-roe Abortion Rate

The Guttmacher Institute has announced that 2017 marked the nation's lowest abortion rate since before Roe v. Wade. It's not just because more women have chosen life for an unwanted pregnancy. It's also because fewer women are getting pregnant...

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Condoms And Allergies

Some people are allergic to latex or other elements of condoms. Learn more about the allergy symptoms that a person may experience after using condoms or similar products during sex.
Related topics: Allergies

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