Obstetrics & gynaecology

US panel recommends nonprescription use of contraception pill

A US panel of health experts voted Wednesday in favor of making birth control pills available without a prescription, a move backed by reproductive rights advocates especially in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling overturning ...


How Plan B and other generic drugs work to prevent pregnancy

Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022 and the end of constitutional protection for abortion, emergency contraception has become more difficult to obtain and—more than ever—shrouded in misinformation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

2016 to 2020 saw increase in hepatitis C infection in pregnancy

From 2016 to 2020, there was an increase in the rate of hepatitis C virus infection in mothers giving birth, followed by a decrease from 2020 through 2021, according to the April 11 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

STDs continue to climb in the US

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are surging in the United States, with notable increases seen in case counts of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.

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