Skip to content

    Birth Control Health Center

    News and Features Related to Birth Control

    1. IUDs for Birth Control May Cut Cervical Cancer Risk

      Sept. 12, 2011 -- Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control, even for a short time, have a lower cervical cancer risk than those with no history of IUD use, new research suggests. Compared to women who had never used an IUD, the international study found that those who had used the

      Read Full Article
    2. No More Co-pay for Birth Control

      Aug. 1, 2011 -- Health care reform requires new insurance plans to fully cover women's preventive care, which now will include free birth control, yearly wellness visits, breastfeeding counseling and equipment, and screening for gestational diabetes, domestic abuse, HPV, sexually transmitted infecti

      Read Full Article
    3. IUDs May Be Underused Form of Birth Control

      June 20, 2011 -- Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implantable contraceptives may not be popular, but they are among the most reliable contraceptive methods available. "IUDs and implants should be considered first-line contraceptives for a majority of women," says Eve Espey, MD, MPH, an associate prof

      Read Full Article
    4. Clot Risk May Be Higher With Newer Birth Control Pills

      April 21, 2011 -- Women who take birth control pills with the newer hormone drospirenone have a higher risk for developing potentially serious blood clots than women who take oral contraceptives containing the older hormone levonorgestrel, two new studies show. The studies are published in BMJ Onlin

      Read Full Article
    5. New Morning-After Pill Ella Wins FDA Approval

      Aug. 13, 2010 -- The FDA has approved Ella, a new morning-after contraceptive pill effective for up to five days after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. An FDA expert advisory panel last June unanimously urged the FDA to approve the drug. Called Ella in the U.S., the drug already is approved

      Read Full Article
    6. 5-Days-After-Sex Pill Gets FDA Panel Nod

      June 17, 2010 -- A new emergency contraceptive fully effective for five days after sex should be approved by the FDA, the federal agency's expert advisory panel says. By 11-0 votes, the panel found Ella to be safe and effective. The drug, to be called Ella in the U.S., already is approved in Europe

      Read Full Article
    7. The Pill Is Most Popular Contraception Method

      May 26, 2010 -- If you are a fan of the tried and true birth control pill, you are not alone. Among American women in their childbearing years, ages 15 to 44, the pill was the most commonly used method of contraception between the years 2006 and 2008. That is according to the recently released repor

      Read Full Article
    8. New Birth Control Pill Natazia Gets FDA Approval

      May 13, 2010 -- The FDA says it has approved a new birth control pill called Natazia that is the first four-phase oral contraceptive to be marketed in the United States. The pill, manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals of Wayne, N.J., contains two female hormones -- an estrogen called estr

      Read Full Article
    9. Birth Control Pills Put Brakes on Women's Sex Drive

      May 5, 2010 -- A new European study has found that women who use hormonal contraceptives such as the birth control pill are more likely to experience sexual dysfunction such as reduced desire and arousal than women who use non-hormonal contraception and women who do not use contraception. Reporting

      Read Full Article
    10. Which Birth Control Pill Is Safest?

      Aug. 13, 2009 -- When it comes to the risk of blood clots, some oral contraceptive pills are safer than others, according to new studies by European researchers. "Oral contraceptives with levonorgestrel and a low dose of estrogen are associated with the lowest risk of venous thrombosis [blood clots]

      Read Full Article
    Displaying 51 - 60 of 202 Articles << Prev Page 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next >>

    Today on WebMD

    IUD
    Here's what to expect.
    man opening condom wrapper
    Do you know the right way to use them?
     
    birth control pills
    Here's what to do next.
    intimate couple in bed
    Take this quiz.
     
    Road sign reading change ahead
    Article
    teen couple holding hands
    Article
     
    pregnancy test and calendar
    Article
    Birth Control Pills Weight Gain
    Article
     
    contraceptive pills
    Slideshow
    Young couple looking at each other, serious
    Article
     
    woman reading pregnancy test result
    Article
    calendar
    Article