Latest Emergency contraception Stories

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...

Over-the-Counter Use Of Morning-After Pill Shot Down By HHS
2011-12-08 06:34:58

In an abrupt decision that has angered some and delighted others, the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) intervened on Wednesday to prevent the FDA from making the controversial ℠morning after´ pill an over-the-counter medication available without a prescription to women of all ages. Known as the ℠Plan-B´ pill, the emergency contraceptive can prevent an egg from being fertilized if taken within 72 hours sexual intercourse. Since appearing on the U.S....

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