HIV & AIDS

Global AIDS fight at crossroads after setbacks during COVID

Hard-won progress against HIV has stalled, putting millions of lives at risk, according to an alarming report Wednesday on how the COVID-19 pandemic and other global crises are jeopardizing efforts to end AIDS.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

'We must change': Japan's morning-after pill debate

When Megumi Ota needed the morning-after pill in Japan, she couldn't get a prescription in time under a policy activists call an attempt to "control" women's reproductive rights.

Medical research

Doxycycline after unprotected sex significantly reduced STIs

A significant proportion of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs)—gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis—were prevented with a dose of doxycycline after unprotected sex, according to preliminary results of a clinical ...

Medications

Is Plan B less effective in people who weigh more than 165lbs?

After Texas lawmakers banned most abortions this past April, demand for the emergency contraceptive pill Levonorgestrel—known by the brand name Plan B—shot up in the state, U.S. Today reports. And with other states poised ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis C: silent killer

A trio of researchers were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for their discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, paving the way for blood tests and new treatments.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women's wellness: The morning-after pill

The morning-after pill is a type of emergency birth control (contraception). Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy for women who've had unprotected sex or whose birth control method has failed.

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