Contraception

Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy.
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Contraceptive Patch

The oral contraceptive pill was used widely because of its high efficacy. However, poor patient compliance inevitably led to higher-than-ideal pregnancy rates, as users often forgot to take the pill at the right time, to take it every day, or had gastrointestinal conditions which interfered with its digestion and absorption.

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Hospital merger in Washington state stokes fears about Catholic limits on care

Hospital merger in Washington state stokes fears about Catholic limits on care

There could be 7 million unplanned pregnancies because of COVID-19

There could be 7 million unplanned pregnancies because of COVID-19

Monthly vaginal ring for HIV prevention receives positive opinion from EMA

Monthly vaginal ring for HIV prevention receives positive opinion from EMA

Monthly vaginal ring moves one step closer to becoming a new HIV prevention method

Monthly vaginal ring moves one step closer to becoming a new HIV prevention method

Study finds highest abortion rates in countries with legal restrictions

Study finds highest abortion rates in countries with legal restrictions

Cost barriers prevent US women from using their preferred method of contraception

Cost barriers prevent US women from using their preferred method of contraception

Rochester community initiative increases adolescent use of long-acting reversible contraception

Rochester community initiative increases adolescent use of long-acting reversible contraception

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: ‘Open the schools, close the bars’

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: ‘Open the schools, close the bars’

High Court allows employers to opt out of ACA’s mandate on birth control coverage

High Court allows employers to opt out of ACA’s mandate on birth control coverage

COVID-19 pandemic affects sexual and reproductive health of young people

COVID-19 pandemic affects sexual and reproductive health of young people

Woman's genetic make-up may play a role in weight gain from birth control

Woman's genetic make-up may play a role in weight gain from birth control

Health care professionals unlikely to discuss reversible contraception with young women

Health care professionals unlikely to discuss reversible contraception with young women

Noninvasive PEMF to treat men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia

Noninvasive PEMF to treat men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia

Cultural beliefs and norms are barriers to adoption of vasectomy

Cultural beliefs and norms are barriers to adoption of vasectomy

Fertility apps often inaccurate, study shows

Fertility apps often inaccurate, study shows

Experiences of women who had negative effects when using hormonal contraception

Experiences of women who had negative effects when using hormonal contraception

Patients using copper IUDs have lower cervical cancer risk compared to LNG-IUS users

Patients using copper IUDs have lower cervical cancer risk compared to LNG-IUS users

HHS removed images of condoms from HIV/AIDS awareness fliers

HHS removed images of condoms from HIV/AIDS awareness fliers

Telehealth interventions could lead to improved obstetric outcomes

Telehealth interventions could lead to improved obstetric outcomes

Study to evaluate safety of PrEP and dapivirine ring in pregnant women

Study to evaluate safety of PrEP and dapivirine ring in pregnant women