Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study evaluates cervical cancer risks of IUDs

Patients who used copper intrauterine devices (Cu IUD) were found to have a lower risk of high-grade cervical neoplasms (cervical cancer) compared to users of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), according ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Most teens, young women satisfied with IUD insertion

(HealthDay)—Most adolescent and young adult women report high satisfaction with intrauterine device (IUD) insertion, according to a study published online May 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Naproxen sodium doesn't reduce pain with IUD insertion

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing intrauterine device (IUD) insertion, oral naproxen sodium does not reduce pain on insertion, but does reduce pain after insertion, according to a study published in the December issue ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hormonal contraception may raise depression risk

(HealthDay)—Women who use hormonal methods for birth control may have a higher risk of developing depression—and teenagers may be most vulnerable, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Health

Range of treatments can lessen heavy periods

Dear Mayo Clinic: After almost a year of having a period that is much heavier than normal, my gynecologist recommended an IUD as treatment. How does this work, and is it safe? I am 38, and I'm done having children, but don't ...

Health

Law mandates coverage for vasectomies, other birth control

Vermont is poised to become the first state to require public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles under a bill Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law Monday.

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