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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Obama Administration Revises Contraception Mandate

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Religious organizations that object to providing birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act would be allowed to hand that responsibility off to a third party under new rules proposed Friday by the Obama administration

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  6. Medical Group: Sell the Pill Without Prescription

    Nov. 20, 2012 -- Oral contraceptives should be made available without a prescription to reduce unintended pregnancies, according to a newly published opinion by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Whether the pill should go over-the-counter has been debated at least since

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  7. IUDs Increasingly Popular Form of Birth Control

    Oct. 18, 2012 -- While the use of long-acting intrauterine devices (IUDs) is increasing, 1 in 9 women at risk for unintended pregnancies is not using any birth control, according to a new government report. Researchers from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC, analyzed data fr

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  8. Abortion Rates Fall When Birth Control Is Free

    Oct. 4, 2012 -- Abortions and unplanned pregnancies dropped dramatically in a new study when women and teenaged girls were provided birth control at no cost. The women and girls were also more likely to choose IUDs or contraceptive implants when cost was not an issue. Family planning advocates say t

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  9. 2 in 5 Women Don't Use Birth Control

    Sept. 14, 2012 -- Two in five women of childbearing age in the U.S. didn't use any birth control in the month before they took a new survey on contraception. The main reasons why these women skip contraception is that they think they are infertile or are not currently sexually active. But some may b

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  10. Progress Toward Male Birth Control Pill?

    Aug. 16, 2012 -- The promise of a safe and effective birth control pill for men has long eluded scientists, but a new approach could change that. Researchers have identified a small molecule compound that inhibits sperm production, and they say it could lead to the first non-hormonal, easily reversi

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