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    1. Modern Rhythm

      Jan. 1, 2001 -- Nathan and Kathy Sendan begin each day with a pen, paper, and digital thermometer. The El Sobrante, Calif., couple dutifully record Kathy's basal body temperature before they even think of drinking their morning coffee. Then they combine the temperature readings with other physiologi

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    2. Employers Ordered to Increase Coverage of Birth Control

      Dec. 14, 2000 (Washington) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that it's unlawful for employers not to cover prescription birth control if they cover a range of other preventive drugs and services. The commission's ruling only officially addresses confidential complaints fi

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    3. New Timeless Birth Control Method Being Studied

      Currently, most permanent contraception for women is done through surgery -- a tubal ligation. It's commonly known as having one's "tubes tied" in a procedure that requires a small incision and general anesthesia. But the new STOP procedure -- selective tubal occlusion procedure -- may be able to of

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    4. Experts Call for Easier Access to Emergency Contraception

      Nov. 20, 2000 (New York) -- Long touted by many reproductive health professionals as "America's best kept secret," emergency oral contraception may one day be completely out in the open and as easy to buy as aspirin -- but not before the regulatory process causes a few headaches along the way. Speak

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    5. The Return of the Sponge: Women Are Still Waiting

      Oct. 19, 2000 -- It's been five years since the contraceptive sponge, the popular over-the-counter birth-control device that once inspired a routine on the TV show Seinfeld, stopped being manufactured in the U.S. And ever since Seinfeld character Elaine debated whether to dip into her precious stash

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    6. The Pill and Breast Cancer Risk: More Food for Thought

      Oct. 10, 2000 -- Using the birth control pill may not be a good idea for some women with a strong family history of breast cancer. A new study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association finds that these women may have up to an 11 times higher risk of breast cancer if they have ever t

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    7. FDA Approves Country's First Once-a-Month Birth Control Option

      Oct. 6, 2000 (Washington) -- The FDA has approved a contraceptive shot named Lunelle, a once-a-month birth control option that is the first of its kind in the United States. Made by Pharmacia Corp. of Peapack, N.J., Lunelle is somewhat like the birth control pill and also is comparable to the contra

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    8. Contraception Quagmire: Making Sense of the Options

      Sept. 28, 2000 -- Today's approval of the French abortion pill RU-486 adds yet another option to women's reproductive choices, but it may also add to the confusion surrounding the various methods of medical abortion and/or emergency contraception that are currently available. When it comes to medica

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    9. Covering Birth Control

      Sept. 4, 2000 -- When Seattle pharmacist Jennifer Erickson returned to work in late July one day after filing a headline-grabbing lawsuit against her employer, the Bartell Drug Co., her female co-workers were ecstatic. "It was all high fives and 'You go, girl!' " Erickson says with a laugh. Her cust

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    10. Midlife Women May Be Missing Out on Pill's Benefits

      Aug. 30, 2000 -- Women often take oral contraceptives in their youth to prevent pregnancy or to regulate their periods, but many of the more than 20 million U.S. women aged 35 to 44 are unaware that they can still get important health benefits from taking low-dose birth control pills, according to a

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