Latest Emergency contraception Stories

Federal Judge Makes Morning After Pill Legal For Teen Girls Under 16
2013-04-05 15:33:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A federal judge has decided to make the "morning after" emergency contraception pill available to all girls of reproductive age. The judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make the pill available without a prescription to all girls. The order reverses a December 2011 decision by US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to limit the pill without prescription to women age 17 and older. District Judge...

Emergency Contraception Use On The Rise
2013-02-14 19:07:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote in a report on Thursday more and more women in the US are taking the "morning-after" pill. Emergency contraceptions are used by women after they have had sexual intercourse in an attempt to ensure they will not get pregnant. About one half of all pregnancies in the US are unintended, according to the CDC. There are at least four brands out there now that offer a morning...

Parents Prefer Birth Control Pill For Their Daughters
2013-02-14 06:01:39

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Parental acceptability is an important factor in birth control method selection for their teenage daughters. A new study, published in this month´s issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health sought to examine parental acceptability of different forms of contraception and to explore the factors and motives that influenced the attitudes of the parents. According to the study, parents are far more accepting of their young...

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