News tagged with contraceptives

Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits

(AP)—President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill to help prevent unwanted pregnancies. But fighting that battle in court, after a ...

Apr 06, 2013
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Study examines physician prescription of teen IUDs

(HealthDay)—Primary care physicians are more or less likely to prescribe long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) to adolescents based on their knowledge, skills, clinical ...

Mar 29, 2013
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French health estimates delve into Pill risk

A French drug watchdog on Tuesday released estimates for blood clots linked to birth control pills in the wake of fears that so-called third- and fourth-generation oral contraceptives boost a small risk of dangerous thrombosis.

Mar 26, 2013
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Contraception in women over 40

Despite declining fertility, women over age 40 still require effective contraception if they wish to avoid pregnancy. A review article outlines the risks and benefits of various contraceptive options for these women. The ...

Mar 04, 2013
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Use of morning-after pill on the rise: CDC

(HealthDay)—The number of U.S. women using the "morning-after" contraception pill has risen dramatically in the last decade, federal health officials report.

Feb 14, 2013
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