Latest Emergency contraception Stories

2012-05-09 09:29:01

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) should be used routinely to provide emergency contraception, according to the authors of the first systematic review of all available data from the past 35 years. They found that IUDs had a failure rate of less than one per thousand and were a more effective form of emergency contraception than the "morning after pill". In addition, IUDs continued to protect women from unwanted pregnancy for many more years if they were left in place. The research, which is...

Morning-After Pill Available By Vending Machine On Campus
2012-02-08 12:11:24

The student health center at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania installed a vending machine where students can get the “morning-after” pill for $25, reports Daily Mail´s Jill Reilly. It doesn´t appear that any other vending machine in the US dispenses the contraceptive, which can prevent pregnancy if taken soon after sexual intercourse. Shippensburg, a secluded public institution of 8,300 students in the Cumberland Valley, provides the Plan B One Step...

Pfizer Recalls Ineffective Birth Control Pills
2012-02-01 15:02:01

The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has had to recall some one million packages of birth control pills after post-production investigations indicated that some of the packages may not contain enough contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. Pfizer Inc. has voluntarily recalled 14 batches of their popular Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and 14 batches of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets . The company reported that due to production irregularities some of the packages may not contain the clinically-proven...

2012-01-07 11:00:00

MDs, NPs, CNMs, PAs, RNs and other health professionals can earn up to 15.8 CME/CE Hours. Dublin, CA (PRWEB) January 07, 2012 Contemporary Forums, a leading provider of continuing education (CE) for health care professionals, announces it is offering a live webcast option from the San Francisco Contraceptive Technology Conference, taking place March 8-10, 2012. The web cast will include virtual participation in all the plenary sessions, along with Concurrent Sessions 11, 21, 31, 41 &...

2011-12-19 15:12:33

Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that in low-income neighborhoods, misinformation about access to emergency contraception is a common occurrence. These findings appear as a research letter in the Dec. 19 on-line issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration facilitated access to emergency contraception among adolescents by making it available over-the-counter to...

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