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2012-05-24 05:25:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire)–Nearly half of all unintended pregnancies in the United States are due to contraceptive failure, and it´s largely because of inconsistent or incorrect use. That´s what researchers at Washington University concluded after studying the effectiveness of long-acting reversible contraception. Birth-control pills are the most commonly used reversible contraceptive in the country, but they´re only effective if women remember to take a pill every day and...

2012-04-17 10:38:33

No added HIV risk with hormonal contraceptives, 1 study finds: Results presented at Microbicides 2012 An HIV prevention trial that pre-dates the shift to antiretroviral (ARV)-based approaches is nonetheless helping to answer some of the most relevant and topical questions the field is facing today. More than three years after reporting the primary results of HPTN 035, one of the last trials of the so-called first generation microbicides, researchers from the National Institutes of...

2012-04-04 21:19:53

Recent use for a year or more doubled the risk of invasive breast cancer The first large-scale U.S.-based study to evaluate the link between an injectable form of progestin-only birth control and breast cancer risk in young women has found that recent use of a year or more doubles the risk. The results of the study, led by breast cancer epidemiologist Christopher I. Li, M.D., Ph.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, are published online ahead of the April 15 print issue of Cancer...

2012-02-06 22:24:50

Injectable progesterone contraceptives may be associated with poor periodontal health, according to research in the Journal of Periodontology. The study found that women who are currently taking depotmedroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injectable contraceptive, or have taken DMPA in the past, are more likely to have indicators of poor periodontal health, including gingivitis and periodontitis, than women who have never taken the injectable contraceptive. DMPA is a long-lasting progestin-only...

2012-01-11 11:24:32

Race/ethnicity, contraceptive use linked to accurate self-perception, with black women and DMPA users more likely to correctly perceive gain Despite popular belief about women's weight concerns, young women commonly fail to recognize recent gain of as many as 11 pounds — putting them at risk for cardiovascular disease and other obesity-related conditions. Self-perception of weight gain also appears to be significantly influenced by race, ethnicity and contraceptive methods. In a...

2011-11-10 12:09:04

UC historian Wendy Kline will present her case study research on coercive birth control used as a form of eugenics. She will present that research at an international conference in Europe on Nov. 11. Eugenics — the science of improving the human population via selective breeding or reproduction — is not a concept confined to past centuries and decades, nor to locales outside the United States. That´s the finding of recent research by University of Cincinnati historian...

2011-11-01 15:15:30

The birth control shot Depo Provera offers a convenient alternative for women who don't want to remember to take a daily pill. Ironically, research from Arizona State University has shown the shot actually may impair a person's memory. The ASU study connects medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), the hormone active in Depo Provera and many widely used menopausal hormone therapies, to impaired memory in rodents. The study is currently in press in the journal Psychopharmacology. An early on line...


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