Obstetrics & gynaecology

Removing unnecessary medical barriers to contraception: CDC report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to removing unnecessary medical barriers to contraception use by people with certain characteristics or medical conditions. The CDC is celebrating the 10th ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How the contraceptive pill could help female athletes stay cool

If all goes to plan, athletes will compete in hot conditions at the rescheduled 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Indeed, summers in Japan can be quite intense—with hot and humid weather and temperatures reaching up to 35°C.

Psychology & Psychiatry

No, your birth control won't cause depression

Women who struggle with mental illness often don't take the most effective birth control methods because they worry the hormones in these contraceptives can trigger depression and suicide, a myth that has been perpetuated ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women's expected longevity linked to age at birth of last child

No one knows for sure how long they will live. A new study, however, suggests that leukocyte telomere length may offer some key insights into a woman's longevity and further demonstrates how maternal age at birth of last ...

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Contraception

Contraception is the prevention of the fusion of gametes during or after sexual activity. The term contraception is a contraction of contra, which means against, and the word conception, meaning fertilization. Contraception can occur both naturally and via artificial means in humans and in animals.

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