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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Estrogen treatment associated with reduced COVID deaths

A new paper in Family Practice, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that receiving hormone replacement therapy within six months of a recorded diagnosis of COVID-19 was associated with a reduction in mortality ...

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 ...

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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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