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August 1, 2015

India's Abortion Law Puts Women at Risk, Should Be Changed, Experts Say

June 26, 2015 — Proposed amendments to India's abortion law are 'contradictory' and need 'urgent redrafting' to prevent women from making ill informed decisions and risking their lives with ... read more

Research on Medical Abortion, Miscarriage May Change International Routines

Mar. 27, 2015 — Two scientific studies are expected to form the basis of new international recommendations for the treatment of medical abortions and miscarriages. One of the studies shows that it is possible to ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants remain highly effective one year beyond their approved duration of use, according to a study. "This research is important because ... read more

Contraceptive Counseling at Dermatologist's Office Improves Knowledge of Effectiveness

Feb. 4, 2015 — Providing women who take a powerful acne drug with a fact sheet about contraception while visiting the dermatologist can significantly improve their awareness of the most effective birth control ... read more

Fifteen Million Unwanted Pregnancies a Year Caused by Underuse of Modern Contraception

Feb. 3, 2015 — Fifteen million out of 16.7 million unwanted pregnancies a year could be avoided in 35 low- and middle-income countries if women had the opportunity to use modern methods of contraception, according ... read more

Interval Between First and Second Pregnancy Strongly Impacts Preterm Birth Risk

Feb. 2, 2015 — The variation of interval from delivery time to conception of the next pregnancy has a strong impact on the risk of preterm birth and low birth ... read more

Fatherly Involvement With Teenage Girls May Lead to Safer Sexual Protection in College

Jan. 26, 2015 — Perhaps father does know best. Female college students who said their fathers were involved in their lives as teens reported engaging in less sex and using contraception more when they do have ... read more

Risk of HIV Infection in Studies of African Women Using Hormonal Contraceptives

Jan. 22, 2015 — Use of the injectable progestin contraceptive depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) is linked to an increased risk for HIV infection, according to a new article. The researchers did not find a ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — Taking a hormonal contraceptive for at least five years is associated with a possible increase in a young woman's risk of developing a rare tumor, glioma of the brain, according to a new study ... read more

Study Supports Link Between Injectable Hormonal Contraceptive and HIV Risk

Jan. 9, 2015 — Women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, commonly known as Depo-Provera or the birth control shot, have a moderately increased risk of becoming infected with HIV, a large meta-analysis of 12 ... read more

Major Complications After Abortion Are Extremely Rare, Study Shows

Dec. 9, 2014 — In the most comprehensive look yet at the safety of abortion, researchers have concluded that major complications are rare, occurring less than a quarter of a percent of the time, about the same ... read more

Choice of Contraception May Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Autoimmunity Risk

Nov. 16, 2014 — Women using intrauterine devices (IUDs) may be at increased risk for producing autoantibodies related to the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to new research. Rheumatoid ... read more

Perception Divide in Abortion: Whom We Think We Know

Nov. 3, 2014 — Pro-life Americans are less likely to hear about the abortions women they know have had than are pro-choice Americans, an study shows. The findings point to a previously unexplored divide on the ... read more

Understanding Drinking Behaviors Among Women With Unwanted Pregnancies

Oct. 21, 2014 — Most women reduce or stop drinking alcohol upon discovery of pregnancy. A new study looks at changes in alcohol use, and factors contributing to these changes, among women with unwanted pregnancies. ... read more

Teen Pregnancies, Abortions Plunge With Free Birth Control

Oct. 1, 2014 — Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared ... read more

Birth Control Practices Vary by Social Class, Study Concludes

Oct. 1, 2014 — A new study of couples living together unmarried finds that the working class and the middle class have significantly different attitudes and approaches toward birth control, helping to explain why ... read more

Access to Female-Controlled Contraception Needed in Intimate Partner Violence

Sep. 16, 2014 — Access to female-controlled contraceptive methods must be improved in order to help women and girls to counteract any risks to their reproductive health caused by intimate partner violence and ... read more

Young Women Involve Parent in Abortion When Anticipating Support

Sep. 15, 2014 — Pregnant teens will turn to parents and adults who are engaged in their lives and who will offer support, regardless of her pregnancy decision. Young women will avoid talking with parents who are ... read more

One in Five Young Men Unable to Purchase Emergency Contraception

Sep. 9, 2014 — Male shoppers in search of emergency contraception do not always have an easy time making these purchases and may be turned away at their local pharmacies. A 'mystery shopper' survey ... read more

Women Will Benefit from the Affordable Care Act's Contraceptive Coverage

Aug. 19, 2014 — Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to researchers. The Affordable Care Act requires private insurance plans -- except those ... read more

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