(HealthDay)—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.
Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.
(HealthDay)—The U.S. birth rate remained at an all-time low in 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
A major four-year trial will offer GPs across Victoria specialised training on contraception to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies by increasing uptake of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs).
The power plants that fuel liver cells rapidly splinter when exposed to bile salts that aid digestion, prompting cell death, but blocking this excessive fission appears to protect the liver, scientists report.
Infertility is a growing problem worldwide. A World Health Organization report estimates that 60-to-80 million couples worldwide currently suffer from infertility.
(HealthDay)—The pill remains one of the most popular methods of birth control for women, along with female sterilization and condoms, a new report shows.
With "Sesame Street" characters gracing the walls and building blocks on the floor, the pediatrician's office may seem like an unlikely place to discuss birth control.
(Medical Xpress)—Choosing a partner while on the pill may affect a woman's marital satisfaction, according to a new study from Florida State University and Southern Methodist University.
Teen pregnancy is a public health problem in the United States. According to 2010 estimates, girls aged 15-19 years accounted for 614,000 pregnancies in the US. An additional 11,000 pregnancies were recorded ...
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers working at Florida State University have found evidence that suggests that women's use of birth control pills can have an impact on how attractive she views her spouse, sexual ...
(HealthDay)—Taking vitamins or other dietary supplements along with medication can be dangerous, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.
Contrary to guidelines issued by the World Health Organization, new research has found that HIV-positive women receiving one of the most common forms of drug therapy should be able to use at least some forms of oral contraceptives ...
Diets high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts among factors to lower first-time stroke risk
Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower your risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated AHA/ASA guideline ...
Breast cancer. Just reading those words can make many women worry. And that's natural. Nearly everyone knows someone touched by the disease.