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Pediatric Group Recommends Advance Prescriptions For Emergency Contraception For All Teenage Girls
2012-11-26 10:59:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United States has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in the world, yet efforts to curb these types of unplanned pregnancies have been largely avoided. Current federal policy bans the sale of over-the-counter birth control pills to girls under 17, and often young girls do not have immediate access to emergency contraceptives when they need them. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now pushing to change this,...

Doctor Group Says Birth Control Pills Should Be Available Over-The-Counter
2012-11-21 18:02:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reported in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology that birth control pills are so safe that they should be available openly on drugstore shelves. The group said with its new opinion, it hopes to reduce unintended pregnancies by not requiring a prescription for these pills. "Oral contraceptives are very safe, and data show women can make these decisions for...

2012-06-16 00:43:54

Many college students can´t track down credible emergency contraception information online They seem to live their personal lives online, but when there is a glitch in the sex lives of college students, and emergency contraception is needed, many struggle to navigate the Web and find the information they need, according to a Northwestern University study. The study was recently published online in the journal Policy & Internet. The majority of the 210 first-year college...

IUDs More Effective Than The Pill At Preventing Pregnancy: Study
2012-05-24 11:00:34

[ Watch the Video ] In a new study of birth control methods and unintended pregnancies, researchers have found that the pill is the most popular method of contraception used in the US, however it may not be the most effective. The study found that more US women got pregnant while using short-acting methods such as pills, patches and vaginal rings -- and that the highest rate of unintended pregnancies was seen in women under 21 years of age. Researchers at Washington University School...

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...

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