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December 10, 2020

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Pregnancy Complications Linked to Heightened Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke in Later Life

Pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, diabetes in pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and pre-term birth are linked to a ...

Cost Savings from Same-Day Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

According to a new study, providing adolescents seeking birth control the ability to obtain a long-acting reversible contraceptive on the same day as their clinic visit could lead to significant cost ...

Contraceptive Jewelry Could Offer a New Family Planning Approach

Researchers report on a technique for administering contraceptive hormones through special backings on jewelry such as earrings, wristwatches, rings or necklaces. The contraceptive hormones are ...

Fertility App 'Dot' Found to Be as Effective as Other Family Planning Methods

Results of a first-of-its-kind prospective study with a family planning app find it to be as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an ...
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Community Initiative Increases Teenage Use of Effective Contraception

Study finds that teenagers utilize Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) at a rate five times higher than the United States as a ...

COVID-19 Affects Adolescent and Young Adults Sexual and Reproductive Health

Social distancing and limited access to contraceptive and abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults according to a new ...

How Spaceflight Affects Risk of Blood Clots in Female Astronauts

A study of female astronauts has assessed the risk of blood clots associated with spaceflight. The study examines the potential risk factors for developing a blood clot (venous thromboembolism) in ...

Doubts Cast Over Accuracy of Many Popular Fertility and Pregnancy Planning Apps

Many popular fertility and pregnancy planning apps may be inaccurate, suggest the results of a scoping review of the available ...

Experiences of Undesired Effects of Hormonal Contraception

A study of women who experienced mental ill-health from a hormonal contraception indicates they value their mental well-being higher than a satisfactory sex life. Their experiences can influence ...

Study Seeks to Answer Whether Effects of 'Abortion Pill' Can Be Reversed

Women who initiate medical abortion but opt to stop in the middle of treatment may be at risk for serious blood loss, a study finds. Researchers found this is true even for women who use an ...

Teens Taking Oral Contraceptives May Be at Increased Risk for Depressive Symptoms

Investigators report that there was no association between oral contraceptive use and depressive symptom severity in the entire population they studied (ages 16 through 25). However, they found that ...

Later Puberty and Later Menopause Associated With Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women

New research shows that use of the contraceptive pill and longer menstrual cycles are associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), while later puberty and later menopause are ...

Worrisome Birth-Control Knowledge Gaps

A new study has uncovered concerning gaps in knowledge about birth control effectiveness. The research included four forms of contraception: IUDs, birth control pills, male condoms and ...

Yearlong Birth Control Supply Would Cut Unintended Pregnancies, Costs

By dispensing a year's worth of birth control pills up front, the VA could prevent 583 unintended pregnancies and save $2 million per year on health care costs each ...

Risk of Miscarriage Linked Strongly to Mother's Age and Pregnancy History

The risk of miscarriage varies greatly with a woman's age, shows a strong pattern of recurrence, and is increased after some pregnancy complications, finds a new ...

Study Offers Clues for Why Birth Control May Fail

Women who get pregnant while using birth control may carry a gene that breaks down the hormones common in contraceptives, according to researchers in a new ...

How the Global Gag Rule Stifles Free Speech

A new journal article by researchers in the Global Health Justice and Governance program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health argues that the Expanded Global Gag Rule is having ...

Oral Contraceptives Could Impair Women's Recognition of Complex Emotions

Women who take the pill are nearly 10 percent worse at recognizing subtle expressions of complex emotions like pride or contempt, according to new research. Previous research suggests the ...

Demand for Long-Acting Contraception Rose Sharply After 2016 Election

A new study finds that rates of long-acting, reversible contraception went up by 21.6 percent in the 30 days after the presidential election compared to rates at the same time of year in ...

Layered Cocktails Inspire New Form of Male Birth Control

For decades, women have shouldered most of the burden of contraception. However, long-term use of female birth control pills could increase the risk for side-effects such as blood clots or breast ...

Long-Acting Contraceptive Designed to Be Self-Administered Via Microneedle Patch

A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option, particularly in developing nations where access to healthcare can be limited, a ...

One in Four Women at Sexual Health Clinics Reports Coercion Over Their Reproductive Lives

As many as one in four women attending sexual and reproductive healthcare services say they are not allowed to take control of their own reproductive lives, reveals a new ...

When It Comes to Using Birth Control, Both Intention and Attitude Matter

A new study adds to the evidence that women's intentions around becoming pregnant don't fully explain whether and how they use contraception. Rather, their attitudes toward becoming ...

Restrictive Abortion Laws in Northern Ireland Affect Women's Health, Study Shows

New research finds that Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws have negative consequences for women's health and well-being, suggesting a public-health rationale to decriminalize ...

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