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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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

Coming abortion fight could threaten birth control, too

Coming abortion fight could threaten birth control, too

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