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August 27, 2016

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

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

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 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

Mar. 4, 2016 — New research shows that hormones found in birth control pills alter the genes in fish, which can cause changes in their ... read more

Sexual Health Communication Between Asian-American Adolescents and Health-Care Providers

Feb. 29, 2016 — Health care providers play an important role in providing accurate information to adolescents about sexual health issues, including prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. There ... read more

'Informed Consent' States Often Give Women Considering Abortions Inaccurate Information

Feb. 29, 2016 — Women considering abortions are getting medically inaccurate information nearly a third of the time in states that require doctors to provide informed consent materials to their patients, according ... read more

Study Measures Impact of Removing Planned Parenthood from Texas Women's Health Program

Feb. 4, 2016 — The public defunding of Planned Parenthood in Texas may have led to a decrease in highly effective forms of contraceptive services and an increase in Medicaid-paid childbirths among women who ... read more

Prior Surgical Abortion Linked to Subsequent Preterm Birth

Feb. 3, 2016 — Surgical methods used in a common form of abortion or to clear the womb after a spontaneous miscarriage appears to significantly increase the risk of a later preterm birth, say researchers who ... read more

Smartphone App Linked to Increase in Contraceptive Use in India

Jan. 28, 2016 — A smartphone app containing motivational videos developed to help married rural women in India better understand contraceptive choices led to a dramatic increase in the number of women using modern ... read more

Better Access to Contraception Means More Sex for Married Couples

Jan. 26, 2016 — Married couples in low- and middle-income countries around the world that use contraception are having more frequent sexual intercourse than those that do not, new research ... read more

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as Safe as Aspirin

Jan. 14, 2016 — The researchers reviewed major studies of both PrEP for HIV prevention and aspirin for heart attack prevention. They found that both had similar low rates of serious side effects. Aspirin users ... read more

Oral Contraceptive Use Not Associated With Increased Birth Defects Risk

Jan. 6, 2016 — Oral contraceptives taken just before or during pregnancy do not increase the risk of birth defects, according to a new study. The researchers found that the prevalence of major birth defects was ... read more

Use of Oral Antifungal Medication During Pregnancy, Risk of Spontaneous Abortion

Jan. 5, 2016 — In an analysis of approximately 1.4 million pregnancies in Denmark, use of the oral antifungal medication fluconazole during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion ... read more

Women Can Take Blood Thinners, Hormones Without Higher Blood Clot, Bleeding Risk, Study Shows

Dec. 22, 2015 — Women on blood thinners can take estrogen-containing contraception or hormone replacement therapy without an increased risk of blood clots or uterine bleeding, new research shows for the first ... read more

Contraceptive Implants, Injections Associated With Repeat Abortions

Dec. 11, 2015 — Women who used contraceptive implants or injections after an initial termination were among those with an increased likelihood of a repeat abortion in the long term, finds a new ... read more

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