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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. '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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Obama Admin to Challenge Morning-After Pill Ruling

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge's order to eliminate any age limit on who can buy morning-after birth control pills without a prescription was challenged in court Wednesday by the Obama administration. The government appeal follows on the he

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  8. FDA OK's Morning-After Pill Without a Prescription

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Tuesday approved the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One-Step, a version of the so-called "morning after" pill, for use as emergency contraception by girls and women aged 15 and old

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  9. Judge Rules: Morning-After Pill for All Females

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the so-called "morning-after pill" -- an emergency contraceptive -- available to all women regardless of age. The judge from the Eastern District of New

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  10. Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women using the "morning-after" contraception pill has risen dramatically in the last decade, federal health officials report. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.2 percent

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