News tagged with hormonal contraception
Europe's medicines watchdog said Friday the benefits of acne drug Diane-35, also widely used as a contraceptive, outweigh the risk of developing blood clots in the veins—when correctly prescribed.
Medications May 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A surprisingly large number of women 18 or older choose to delay or skip monthly menstruation by deviating from the instructions of birth-control pills and other hormonal contraceptives, a team of University of Oregon researchers ...
Health May 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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.
Medications Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) indicates that healthy, obese, reproductive-age women who use long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) ...
Diabetes Feb 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Use of the injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), common in areas such as sub-Saharan Africa with high HIV-1 prevalence, is associated with suppression of the immune ...
Immunology Feb 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Conscience clauses, which allow pharmacists to opt out of providing the "morning after pill" without a prescription, risk unwanted pregnancies and undermine the principle of universal healthcare in the NHS, say pharmacists ...
Medications Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday said it would review safety data for third- and fourth-generation birth control pills, responding to French concern that these contraceptives may cause dangerous blood clots.
Medications Jan 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Women who have migraines with aura, which are often visual disturbances such as flashing lights, may be more likely to have problems with their heart and blood vessels, and those on newer contraceptives may be at higher risk ...
Cardiology Jan 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
France insisted Friday on restricting the prescription of newer-generation birth control pills even as Europe's medicines watchdog declared there was no evidence to back a health warning.
Medications Jan 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration-funded study led by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research found an increased risk of arterial thrombotic events (ATE) and venous thromboembolic events (VTE)—commonly ...
Medications Oct 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Young women who start using hormonal contraceptives for birth control often stop using condoms, but a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds that if they later discontinue using hormonal contra ...
Health Oct 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
(HealthDay) -- For most women, oral contraceptives do not affect libido, but health care providers should be aware that some women may experience negative effects on sexual function, according to a study published ...
Medications Jul 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Male hormonal contraceptives applied daily to the skin reduce sperm production, finds a new study to be presented at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
Medical research Jun 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- For women taking hormonal contraceptives, sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is a useful marker to estimate the risk of venous thrombosis, according to research published in the June issue ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new type of male contraceptive could be created thanks to the discovery of a key gene essential for sperm development.
Genetics May 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |