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Free Birth Control Reduces Abortion Rates, But May Lead To More Sex
2012-10-05 11:05:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published online in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that abortions and unplanned pregnancies have dramatically dropped after adult and teenage women were offered birth control at no cost. Women and girls were also more likely to choose IUDs or contraceptive implants when cost was not an issue. Providing free birth control options substantially reduced the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortion rates by 62 to 78...

IUDs, Implants Urged For Teens
2012-09-22 06:37:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The American College of Obsetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently updated its guidelines for teen birth control, recommending that teens use IUD's and hormonal implants as a "first line of defense." Both IUD's and hormonal implants, like the Implanon device, are long lasting and more effective birth control than the pill or the patch, the group says. However, they are more invasive, requiring a doctor to put them in place....

2011-01-06 10:25:00

Merck & Co. is now defending the Implanon contraceptive after reports of over 500 women in the UK becoming pregnant despite using the implant. The Implanon contraceptive was designed to prevent women from becoming pregnant for up to three years by releasing etonogestrel, a synthetic progestogen into the bloodstream after implantation into the upper arm. Implanon has been purchased more than 1 million times since it was allowed on the market in Britain in 1999. Ronald Rogers, a spokesman...

2010-12-01 07:00:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), announced today that ella® (ulipristal acetate) 30 mg, a novel oral emergency contraceptive, is now available for patients by prescription in the U.S. ella® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as safe and effective in helping to prevent unintended pregnancy for up to five days after unprotected intercourse (UPI) or a known contraceptive...

2010-01-25 15:05:31

Teens and young adults who opt for hormonal birth control are bypassing the pill and choosing longer term options like injections and implants, said a Baylor College of Medicine expert on teen sexual health. While these are effective options to prevent pregnancy, they offer no protection against sexually transmitted infections, cautioned Dr. Peggy Smith, director of the Baylor Teen Health Clinic. Two of the more common contraceptives young women choose are Depo-Provera, an injection that...

2008-04-04 17:56:31

Birth control options for women over 40 are now wider than ever, with improvements in medical technology making the pill, the IUD and even a nonsurgical method of tube-tying viable alternatives for those whose options were previously limited to condoms and surgical tube-tying.   Experts say this variety of methods has long been needed, as women in their 40s and 50s are a complex group. Many have had several children and are willing to have sterilization surgery, while...

2006-07-18 15:52:05

By Susan Heavey and Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new matchstick-sized contraceptive that doctors insert in a woman's upper arm for as long as three years won U.S. clearance on Tuesday, six years after an earlier birth-control implant came off the market. Once a doctor inserts the Implanon device under the skin, a single rod releases a synthetic progesterone hormone each day to block the release of an egg from the ovaries, maker Akzo Nobel NV said. Studies of 923 women...

2006-07-18 08:10:41

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch chemicals and healthcare group Akzo Nobel NV said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved its contraceptive implant Implanon. The implant, which is inserted under the skin where it releases a steady dose of hormones for three years, is already available in more than 30 countries and has been used by more than 2.5 million women worldwide, Akzo said in a statement. Akzo said its human healthcare unit Organon would start training...

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