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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Repurposing an existing, cheap drug into long-acting injectable therapy to treat Covid-19

Repurposing an existing, cheap drug into long-acting injectable therapy to treat Covid-19

Disruptions to essential health services due to COVID-19 pandemic persist in 90% of countries

Disruptions to essential health services due to COVID-19 pandemic persist in 90% of countries

Repurposing an existing, cheap drug into long-acting injectable therapy to treat Covid-19

Repurposing an existing, cheap drug into long-acting injectable therapy to treat Covid-19

Myths about modern contraceptive impact family planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

Myths about modern contraceptive impact family planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

Study highlights how women's choice of birth control is affected by out-of-pocket costs

Study highlights how women's choice of birth control is affected by out-of-pocket costs

Contraception counseling, pregnancy planning are necessary to optimize health of women with heart disease

Contraception counseling, pregnancy planning are necessary to optimize health of women with heart disease

‘Incredibly concerning’ lawsuit threatens no-charge preventive care for millions

‘Incredibly concerning’ lawsuit threatens no-charge preventive care for millions

Statement on the worsening humanitarian situation in Tigray region of Ethiopia

Statement on the worsening humanitarian situation in Tigray region of Ethiopia

New guidelines outline key new actions to improve delivery of HIV testing, treatment and care

New guidelines outline key new actions to improve delivery of HIV testing, treatment and care

Women with diabetes less likely to use contraception after diagnosis, study finds

Women with diabetes less likely to use contraception after diagnosis, study finds

Clinical trials of new treatments for COVID-19 often do not include vulnerable populations

Clinical trials of new treatments for COVID-19 often do not include vulnerable populations

WHO recommends dapivirine vaginal ring as additional HIV prevention choice for at-risk women

WHO recommends dapivirine vaginal ring as additional HIV prevention choice for at-risk women

Change in evidence-based guidelines for vasectomy may reduce number of follow-up tests

Change in evidence-based guidelines for vasectomy may reduce number of follow-up tests

CDC is committed to remove unnecessary medical barriers to contraception

CDC is committed to remove unnecessary medical barriers to contraception

FDA approves first oral drug for treating adult patients with advanced prostate cancer

FDA approves first oral drug for treating adult patients with advanced prostate cancer

$20.6 billion to restore crumbling services for women, newborns, children and adolescents

$20.6 billion to restore crumbling services for women, newborns, children and adolescents

Breast cancer survivors less likely to get pregnant than the general population

Breast cancer survivors less likely to get pregnant than the general population

In Becerra, an HHS nominee with political skill but no front-line health experience

In Becerra, an HHS nominee with political skill but no front-line health experience

Women with kidney failure have low rates of contraceptive use, research finds

Women with kidney failure have low rates of contraceptive use, research finds

Trump’s anti-abortion zeal shook fragile health systems around the world

Trump’s anti-abortion zeal shook fragile health systems around the world