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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Ruling May Not Be Last Word On Birth Control

      By Julie Rovner The Supreme Court’s decision Monday saying that “closely held corporations” do not have to abide by the contraceptive coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act may not give those firms the ability to stop providing that coverage after all. More than half the states have “contracept

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    5. '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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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