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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Pill Remains Most Common Birth Control Method

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The pill remains one of the most popular methods of birth control for women, along with female sterilization and condoms, a new report shows. Among the two-thirds of women aged 15 to 44 who used birth control between 2011

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  5. Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Birth control pills containing high doses of estrogen, along with some other formulations, may increase the risk of breast cancer in women under 50, new preliminary research suggests. "There are numerous oral contracep

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  6. Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control

    MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family-owned companies don't have to comply with a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires them to offer insurance coverage for contraception if that requirement violates their religious principles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 5-4 dec

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  7. 'The Pill' Tied to Raised Risk of Glaucoma

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Taking birth control pills for more than three years may increase a woman's risk of developing the eye disease glaucoma, a new study suggests. The findings are from an investigation involving more than 3,400 women aged 40

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  8. Many Young Women Use 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Withdrawal is an old-fashioned, unreliable form of birth control, but one-third of young women still use it anyway, new research indicates. "Our study showed that use of withdrawal for contraception is very common, but it d

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  9. FDA OK's Sale of Morning-After Pill Minus Age Limit

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called morning-after pill is about to go over-the-counter, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcing Thursday that it has approved unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step. The move follows a decision earlier this

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  10. U.S. Ends Effort to Limit Access to 'Morning-After' Pill

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government has dropped its effort to block a court order that would make the morning-after contraceptive pill available over-the-counter to all women and girls. After fighting for an age threshold on the nonprescription u

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