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May 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Red V. Blue State Knowledge About Abortion Examined

Aug. 18, 2014 — A new survey uncovers surprising findings regarding political polarization and knowledge about abortion and health. Although initial results showed some support for the red-versus-blue state divide ... read more

Strategies Identified to Improve Oral Contraceptive Success With Obese Women

July 28, 2014 — Two ways to effectively address the problem that birth control pills may not work as well in obese women, compared to women of a normal body mass index, have been proposed by researchers: either a ... read more

Communication About Female Condom Vital to Young Adults, Researchers Say

July 21, 2014 — Communication researchers examine sexual health messages aimed at young college adults about the female condom. The first female condom was introduced in the U.S. in 1993, but drew little interest ... read more

Women, Health-Care Providers Differ on What Matters Most About Contraception

June 9, 2014 — When women are choosing a contraceptive, health care providers should be aware that the things they want to discuss may differ from what women want to hear, according to a survey. Most of the ... read more

Why Some Experimental Forms of 'The Pill for Males' Will Never Rise to the Occasion

June 2, 2014 — It appears that 'The Pill' for men will have to wait a while longer. A new research study involving mice shows that a previously developed male hormonal oral contraceptive method (i.e. via ... read more

Women's Contraceptive Use Influenced by Contraception Education, Moral Attitudes

May 28, 2014 — Levels of prior sex education and moral attitudes toward contraception influence whether women use contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are ... read more

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