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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Study Gives Doctors Guidance on 'Reproductive Coercion'

Oct. 11, 2016 — New research finds that men purposely are breaking their own condoms and pressuring female partners in their teens and 20s to go without birth control in order to get them pregnant. The study ... read more

Early Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Oral Contraceptive Cost Sharing

Sep. 7, 2016 — Researchers have examined how the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring most commercial insurance plans to cover Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, without cost sharing ... read more

Baby Simulator Program May Make Teenage Girls More, Not Less, Likely to Become Pregnant

Aug. 25, 2016 — A teenage pregnancy prevention program involving a baby simulator does not appear to have any long-term effect on reducing the risk of teenage pregnancy, according to the first randomized controlled ... read more

Vitamin D Levels May Drop When Women Stop Using Birth Control

Aug. 4, 2016 — Women risk having their vitamin D levels fall when they stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives containing estrogen, according to a new ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Pregnant women in Latin American countries were more likely to seek an abortion after receiving health alerts about Zika virus, according to a study co-authored by Princeton University. The findings ... read more

High Retention Rate for IUDS Inserted After Vaginal Delivery

May 13, 2016 — Though some studies have suggested intrauterine devices (IUDs) have a tendency to be expelled when inserted immediately following vaginal childbirth, a new study shows that at least 85 percent of ... read more

Abortion Rates at All-Time Low in Developed Countries but Remain Unchanged in Developing Countries

May 11, 2016 — Abortion rates have declined significantly over the last 25 years in developed countries and are at a historic low. But in developing countries, where many abortions are unsafe, rates have remained ... read more

Modern Family Planning in India

May 11, 2016 — Family planning is a major health issue in India, the world's second most populous country. Researchers describe a novel program that involves increased male engagement and gender-equity ... read more

No Evidence Found Linking Anti-Nausea Drug to Birth Defects

May 9, 2016 — No evidence has been found to link the anti-nausea drug Zofran to an increased risk of birth defects. In fact, women with the condition who took Zofran reported fewer miscarriages and pregnancy ... read more

Birth Defects, Pregnancy Terminations, Miscarriages in Users of Acne Drug

Apr. 25, 2016 — Canada's program that aims to prevent pregnancy in women who use the powerful acne drug isotretinoin (Accutane) is not effective, found a new study. Isotretinoin is used to treat severe acne. It ... read more

Menstruation in Spaceflight: Options for Astronauts

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new article explores the options for astronauts who want to prevent menstrual bleeding during their space missions. The article reviews contraceptive devices available including those already used ... read more

International Law Fails to Protect Pregnant Women in War Zones, Argue Doctors

Apr. 20, 2016 — Deaths from violent conflict and lack of available care are major causes of mortality among pregnant women in war zones, warn doctors in a new ... read more

Study Identifies Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives on Anti-Viral Immunity

Apr. 19, 2016 — Women account for approximately half of all individuals living with HIV worldwide, and researchers wanted to identify the risk factors that increase susceptibility of women to genital ... read more

Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk of Seizures

Mar. 30, 2016 — Could certain types of hormonal contraceptives cause an increase in seizures in women with epilepsy? A recent study suggests that ethinyl estradiol, the primary component of oral contraceptives, ... read more

Oregon's New Birth Control Law Increases Access, but More Still to Be Done

Mar. 28, 2016 — Experts applaud Oregon's new birth control law, which allows women age 18 or older to obtain some methods of hormonal contraception directly from pharmacies, without having to visit a ... read more

Study Finds Benefits of Device for Inserting IUDs After Birth, Researcher Says

Mar. 23, 2016 — A simple tool designed for inserting an intrauterine device may offer women in the developing world a convenient, low-cost option for long-term contraception, report ... read more

Why Are Women More Prone to Knee Injuries Than Men?

Mar. 18, 2016 — Women who take the birth control pill, which lessen and stabilize estrogen levels, were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries, new research ... read more

Condom Use Among High School Girls Using Long-Acting Contraception

Mar. 14, 2016 — High school girls who used intrauterine devices and implants for long-acting reversible contraception were less likely to also use condoms compared with girls who used oral contraceptives, according ... read more

Obesity Is Risk Factor for Rare Type of Stroke in Women Using Oral Contraceptives

Mar. 14, 2016 — Obese women who used oral contraceptives appeared to have increased risk for a rare type of stroke known as a cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) compared with women of normal weight who did not use ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Women can choose from many birth control methods, including numerous oral contraceptives, but there's never been an analogous pill for men. That's not for lack of trying: For many years, ... read more

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