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    1. FDA Orders 'Black Box' Warning Label on Essure

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A special "black box" warning should be added to packaging for the Essure implantable birth control device, based on concerns over serious complications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. The FDA al

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    2. Essure Birth Control Implant and Reoperation Need

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research raises concerns about Essure, an implanted long-term birth control device that's already the focus of controversy. Researchers found a 10-fold higher risk of needing a reoperation during the first year for wo

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    3. Contraceptive Implant Under FDA Panel Microscope

      By Roni Caryn Rabin Kim Hudak was a young mother who was done having children when she volunteered for a clinical trial to an experimental birth control implant designed to make her sterile without tube tying surgery. But soon after Hudak, 28 at the time, got the Essure implants in 2000, she said sh

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    4. FDA Looking at Essure Birth Control Device Safety

      June 25, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced that it would hold a public meeting to discuss the safety of the contraceptive device Essure. Essure -- a small metal coil placed via catheter into the fallopian tubes -- is the only permanent birth control device approved

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    5. Newer Birth Control Pills May Up Blood Clot Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds. However, the study authors also stressed that the odds of a cl

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    6. Teen Long-Term Contraception Use Up, Remains Low

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception remains low among sexually active teen girls, though that trend seems to be changing, according to a U.S. government report released Tuesday. Among teens aged 15

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    7. Long-Acting Birth Control Use Up Fivefold: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting birth control methods such as IUDs or under-the-skin implants jumped fivefold between 2002 and 2011, according to a new U.S. government report. Among U.S. women aged 15 to 44, the use of these lon

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    8. IUDs, Birth Control Implants: How Long They Work

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants appear to prevent pregnancy one year beyond their approved length of use, according to early results from an ongoing study. Researchers are assessing whether

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    9. Contraceptive Knowledge and Safe Use of Acne Drug

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say giving birth control information to women visiting dermatology clinics can help promote the safe use of the drug isotretinoin, an acne medication known to cause birth defects. Isotretinion was originally

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    10. U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. birth rate remained at an all-time low in 2013, due largely to a significant drop in teen births, new research shows. More than 3.9 million births occurred in the United States in 2013, down a bit less than 1 per

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