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Birth Control Health Center

News and Features Related to Birth Control

  1. IUDs Increasingly Popular Form of Birth Control

    Oct. 18, 2012 -- While the use of long-acting intrauterine devices (IUDs) is increasing, 1 in 9 women at risk for unintended pregnancies is not using any birth control, according to a new government report. Researchers from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC, analyzed data fr

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  2. Abortion Rates Fall When Birth Control Is Free

    Oct. 4, 2012 -- Abortions and unplanned pregnancies dropped dramatically in a new study when women and teenaged girls were provided birth control at no cost. The women and girls were also more likely to choose IUDs or contraceptive implants when cost was not an issue. Family planning advocates say t

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  3. 2 in 5 Women Don't Use Birth Control

    Sept. 14, 2012 -- Two in five women of childbearing age in the U.S. didn't use any birth control in the month before they took a new survey on contraception. The main reasons why these women skip contraception is that they think they are infertile or are not currently sexually active. But some may b

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  4. Progress Toward Male Birth Control Pill?

    Aug. 16, 2012 -- The promise of a safe and effective birth control pill for men has long eluded scientists, but a new approach could change that. Researchers have identified a small molecule compound that inhibits sperm production, and they say it could lead to the first non-hormonal, easily reversi

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  5. Heart, Stroke Risk Low With Birth Control Pills

    June 13, 2012 -- The risk of having a heart attack or stroke is very low for most women who take low-dose hormonal contraceptives, but that risk rises with age, new research confirms. The study, published online in The New England Journal of Medicine, included more than 1.6 million Danish women. Tha

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  6. IUD Beats Pill at Preventing Pregnancy

    May 23, 2012 -- Women using birth control pills may have a 20 times greater risk of an unplanned pregnancy than women using longer-acting forms of birth control like an intrauterine device (IUD) or implant, new research shows. A major new study shows the failure rate of birth control pills and other

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  7. New Warning for Some Birth Control Pills

    April 10, 2012 -- Birth control pills that contain the hormone drospirenone must now carry a warning that they may increase the risk for potentially fatal blood clots, according to the FDA. Drospirenone is a synthetic version of the female sex hormone progesterone. Birth control pills containing thi

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  8. Comparing Birth Control Pill Types

    Are you taking, or considering taking, a birth control pill? Nearly 12 million U.S. women do. And though you may simply call it "the pill," there are many different types of birth control pills. Each type of pill has pros and cons. But first, make sure that this form of contraception is right for yo

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  9. New Birth Control Pill Recall

    Feb. 27, 2012 -- Seven lots of generic birth control pills have been recalled by Glenmark. It's the second recall of birth control pills in one month. The new recall is not linked to the previous recall of Pfizer birth control pills. The pills recalled by Glenmark, made and packaged in India, must b

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  10. Condom Knowledge Not Common Knowledge

    Feb. 24, 2012 -- Knowing how to use a condom correctly -- and actually using it -- may mean the difference between life and death. A new review of research shows errors in condom use -- such as putting it on too late, or not using condoms throughout sex, or not leaving space at the tip -- are common

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