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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Catholic Ob/Gyn practitioners lean toward natural birth control methods, study reveals

Catholic Ob/Gyn practitioners lean toward natural birth control methods, study reveals

Access to emergency contraception can help reduce unintended pregnancy in teens

Access to emergency contraception can help reduce unintended pregnancy in teens

Without Ginsburg, judicial threats to the ACA, reproductive rights heighten

Without Ginsburg, judicial threats to the ACA, reproductive rights heighten

Incentive scheme for GPs provides information about long-acting reversible contraceptives

Incentive scheme for GPs provides information about long-acting reversible contraceptives

Study analyzes how birth control, girls' education can accelerate fertility decline

Study analyzes how birth control, girls' education can accelerate fertility decline

Age-appropriate contraception counseling can help prevent unplanned pregnancies in adolescents

Age-appropriate contraception counseling can help prevent unplanned pregnancies in adolescents

COVID-19 lockdown on sexual and reproductive health in Australia

COVID-19 lockdown on sexual and reproductive health in Australia

Study shows how African health services are handling disruptions caused by COVID-19

Study shows how African health services are handling disruptions caused by COVID-19

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