Medications

Women achieving childbearing desires drives contraception use

The increased use of contraception in many countries is not because more women at any moment want to delay pregnancy or have no further children. Instead, it is because contraception is helping more women achieve their childbearing ...

Medications

The oral contraceptive pill may affect some women's moods

Finding the right type of contraception is important. Oral contraception—also known as the pill—is the most popular and widely used method. In the June edition of Australian Prescriber, Dr. Eveline Mu and Professor ...

Health

Birth control: What to expect if you choose to come off it

Deciding to stop using your regular birth control is a big decision. There are a number of reasons why you might be considering this—whether that's to have a baby, or because of negative side effects you might be experiencing ...

Medications

COVID hastens demise of combined contraceptive pills in UK

General practitioners in England dramatically decreased their prescriptions of the combined contraceptive pill during the first COVID-19 lockdown, and these rates have not recovered since, according to new research published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Unplanned pregnancies nearly doubled during lockdown

There were nearly twice as many unplanned pregnancies during the first lockdown compared to before, finds a major study led by researchers from UCL and University College London Hospital.

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