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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...

2012-04-04 21:19:53

Recent use for a year or more doubled the risk of invasive breast cancer The first large-scale U.S.-based study to evaluate the link between an injectable form of progestin-only birth control and breast cancer risk in young women has found that recent use of a year or more doubles the risk. The results of the study, led by breast cancer epidemiologist Christopher I. Li, M.D., Ph.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, are published online ahead of the April 15 print issue of Cancer...

2011-02-18 09:50:18

A new look at medical literature found no link between heart attacks and the so-called mini-pills contrary to indication reported earlier that women on the popular contraceptive have a higher risk of heart disease, Reuters Health is reporting. Brands such as Micronor and Ovrette, contain the hormone progestin, but not the estrogen of traditional birth control pills. The results also held for other progestin-only birth control implants and shots. Women worldwide take progestin-only...

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...

2005-07-29 12:09:01

GENEVA (Reuters) - Women who take the birth control pill could increase their risk of cervical and breast cancer, scientists said on Friday. A review of research by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, part of the World Health Organization, concluded that oral contraceptives protected against some types of cancer but might trigger others. Previously, liver cancer was indicated as a risk for women who take the pill, IARC said. But the latest research...

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