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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Hormone replacement therapy associated with reduction in mortality from COVID-19

Hormone replacement therapy associated with reduction in mortality from COVID-19

Novel technique to measure sperm age may help predict pregnancy success

Novel technique to measure sperm age may help predict pregnancy success

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The invisible pandemic

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The invisible pandemic

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Leaked abortion opinion rocks Washington’s world

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Leaked abortion opinion rocks Washington’s world

Abortion politics lead to power struggles over family planning grants

Abortion politics lead to power struggles over family planning grants

Emergency contraception marks a new battle line in Texas

Emergency contraception marks a new battle line in Texas

New drug combo emerges as a potential candidate for oral pericoital contraception

New drug combo emerges as a potential candidate for oral pericoital contraception

COVID-19 vaccine can cause temporary delay in menstruation

COVID-19 vaccine can cause temporary delay in menstruation

COVID-19 pandemic linked to delays in access to sexual and reproductive health care

COVID-19 pandemic linked to delays in access to sexual and reproductive health care

Non-hormonal male contraceptive effectively prevents pregnancy in mice

Non-hormonal male contraceptive effectively prevents pregnancy in mice

Study provides a comprehensive picture of abortion provider workforce in the U.S.

Study provides a comprehensive picture of abortion provider workforce in the U.S.

Sexual health programs adopting a pleasure-inclusive approach can improve safe sex behaviors

Sexual health programs adopting a pleasure-inclusive approach can improve safe sex behaviors

Scientists decipher molecular cause of cerebral venous thrombosis

Scientists decipher molecular cause of cerebral venous thrombosis

Discovery shows promise for development of a new non-hormonal contraceptive

Discovery shows promise for development of a new non-hormonal contraceptive

Do COVID-19 vaccinations increase the length of the menstrual cycle?

Do COVID-19 vaccinations increase the length of the menstrual cycle?

Population Council receives $11 million to develop non-hormonal MPT ring for preventing unintended pregnancy, STIs

Population Council receives $11 million to develop non-hormonal MPT ring for preventing unintended pregnancy, STIs

New condom could increase protected sex and decrease sexually transmitted infections

New condom could increase protected sex and decrease sexually transmitted infections

Study finds a sharp dip in access to care for poorer Americans during the pandemic

Study finds a sharp dip in access to care for poorer Americans during the pandemic

U of U Health researchers assess the effectiveness of new contraceptive gel for men

U of U Health researchers assess the effectiveness of new contraceptive gel for men

Peto's paradox offers new insights into cancer risk across mammals

Peto's paradox offers new insights into cancer risk across mammals