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  1. Birth Control Injections Recalled

    Oct. 11, 2002 -- Concerns about a potential lack of potency and contraceptive failure have prompted the recall of thousands of Lunelle monthly contraceptive injections. The manufacturer today announced that it cannot assure the potency of the pre-filled syringes, and their use may result in pregnanc

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  2. Birth Control Pills May Aid Fertility

    Sept. 27, 2002 -- Women who take birth control pills for long periods of time may find it a little easier to get pregnant once they go off the pill than other women. A new study shows women who used oral contraceptives for more than five years before attempting to conceive are more likely to have su

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  3. Vaginal Ring as Effective as the Pill .

    Sept. 5, 2002 -- Women who want an alternative to taking daily birth control pills may find relief in a ring -- a vaginal ring. Research shows a new vaginal ring that delivers a steady dose of the same hormones found in some oral contraceptives is safe, easy to use, and works just as well as the pil

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  4. New Birth Control Pills, Same Old Stroke Risk

    Feb. 7, 2002 -- Hopes that the latest generation of birth control pills would put women at less risk of stroke than older formulations were shattered today by research presented at a meeting of stroke experts. "Women using any type of birth control pills have about twice the stroke risk of nonusers,

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  5. Copper IUDs Found Safe, Effective

    Aug. 22, 2001 -- A new study finds that young women who are seeking a safe, effective, and inexpensive method of birth control should consider the copper intrauterine device, or IUD. But chances are most mothers of "Gen-Xers" who steadfastly cling to the belief that IUDs can cause infections and inf

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  6. The Rule: The Pill Prevents Ovarian Cancer

    July 25, 2001 -- Ovarian cancer is a rare but devastatingly deadly form of cancer. One way women can prevent the disease is to take oral contraceptives. However, new research shows that the Pill is not as protective in women who have mutations in one or both of two particular genes associated with o

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  7. The Pill: Is Newer Better?

    July 20, 2001 -- Six years ago, media reports surfaced suggesting that some newer birth control pills could increase a woman's risk of potentially serious blood clots. In a new study, British researchers have not only confirmed the risk, but say the risk is nearly double that of older birth control

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  8. The Today Sponge Coming (Back) Soon

    July 13, 2001 (Washington) -- Is the Today sponge worthy of a comeback? Indeed, the female contraceptive made famous by Seinfeld'sElaine may be available again in the U.S -- and soon. Yes, you've heard that before, but this time, it appears closer than ever and could be available in as little as 90

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  9. Condom Ads on TV Remain Controversial

    June 19, 2001 -- Sex sells. Many advertising companies have demonstrated that. But does safe sex sell? If you're channel surfing during prime time, on network television you may see a group of 20-something women discuss their lifelong friendship -- and their similar choice in oral birth control. Or

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  10. Opinion: Women Earn Right to Contraceptive Coverage

    June 18, 2001 (Washington) -- Women seeking pharmaceutical and sexual equality no doubt cheered a federal court ruling in Seattle last week. The decision says, in effect, that an employer must provide insurance coverage for prescription contraceptives. Is this one small step or a giant leap for woma

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