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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Patient mistrust and poor access hamper federal efforts to overhaul family planning

Patient mistrust and poor access hamper federal efforts to overhaul family planning

Research in young rats shows how hormonal contraceptives may affect the brain

Research in young rats shows how hormonal contraceptives may affect the brain

Sick profit: Investigating private equity’s stealthy takeover of health care across cities and specialties

Sick profit: Investigating private equity’s stealthy takeover of health care across cities and specialties

Abortion issue helps limit Democrats’ losses in midterms

Abortion issue helps limit Democrats’ losses in midterms

Post-‘Roe,’ contraceptive failures carry bigger stakes

Post-‘Roe,’ contraceptive failures carry bigger stakes

Health Heroines: Supporting Women and Striving for Universal Health Coverage

Health Heroines: Supporting Women and Striving for Universal Health Coverage

New approach increases the likelihood of detecting antiphospholipid syndrome

New approach increases the likelihood of detecting antiphospholipid syndrome

What are the implications of microbial ecosystems for female reproductive health?

What are the implications of microbial ecosystems for female reproductive health?

Study finds differences in childbearing between racial/ethnic groups across educational levels

Study finds differences in childbearing between racial/ethnic groups across educational levels

Minor changes in menstrual cycle length identified after COVID-19 vaccination

Minor changes in menstrual cycle length identified after COVID-19 vaccination

Texas, battling teen pregnancy, recasts sex education standards

Texas, battling teen pregnancy, recasts sex education standards

BU researcher awarded $7.2 million grant to develop mAb-based contraceptive products

BU researcher awarded $7.2 million grant to develop mAb-based contraceptive products

Court ruling may spur competitive health plans to bring back copays for preventive services

Court ruling may spur competitive health plans to bring back copays for preventive services

Combined oral contraceptives associated with elevated risk of venous thromboembolism in obese women

Combined oral contraceptives associated with elevated risk of venous thromboembolism in obese women

Microneedle technology for low-cost, painless, and bloodless tattoos

Microneedle technology for low-cost, painless, and bloodless tattoos

Should pregnant women be included clinical trials?

Should pregnant women be included clinical trials?

A GOP talking point suggests birth control is not at risk. Evidence suggests otherwise.

A GOP talking point suggests birth control is not at risk. Evidence suggests otherwise.

In California, abortion could become a constitutional right. So could birth control.

In California, abortion could become a constitutional right. So could birth control.

Twin mothers are not actually more fertile than other women, study finds

Twin mothers are not actually more fertile than other women, study finds

Study provides a better understanding of accessibility to U.S. drugstores

Study provides a better understanding of accessibility to U.S. drugstores