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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Fertility apps often inaccurate, study shows

Fertility apps often inaccurate, study shows

Experiences of women who had negative effects when using hormonal contraception

Experiences of women who had negative effects when using hormonal contraception

Patients using copper IUDs have lower cervical cancer risk compared to LNG-IUS users

Patients using copper IUDs have lower cervical cancer risk compared to LNG-IUS users

HHS removed images of condoms from HIV/AIDS awareness fliers

HHS removed images of condoms from HIV/AIDS awareness fliers

Telehealth interventions could lead to improved obstetric outcomes

Telehealth interventions could lead to improved obstetric outcomes

Study to evaluate safety of PrEP and dapivirine ring in pregnant women

Study to evaluate safety of PrEP and dapivirine ring in pregnant women

Trelleborg experts discuss combination devices at Pharmapack

Trelleborg experts discuss combination devices at Pharmapack

Investigational HIV vaccine not effective in preventing HIV

Investigational HIV vaccine not effective in preventing HIV

Robotic search for drugs that block sperm motility

Robotic search for drugs that block sperm motility

When aid-in-dying is legal, but the medicine is out of reach

When aid-in-dying is legal, but the medicine is out of reach

Three big AI projects in medicine to watch in 2020

Three big AI projects in medicine to watch in 2020

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: SCOTUS punts on ACA case — for now

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: SCOTUS punts on ACA case — for now

Millions of 'outdated' tests performed on healthy young women, study finds

Millions of 'outdated' tests performed on healthy young women, study finds

Cyber bullying predicts increased risky sexual behaviors in boys

Cyber bullying predicts increased risky sexual behaviors in boys

Long-acting reversible contraceptives are highly effective, but restricted by some hospitals

Long-acting reversible contraceptives are highly effective, but restricted by some hospitals

Women with low preference to avoid pregnancy still use contraceptive methods

Women with low preference to avoid pregnancy still use contraceptive methods

A 'once a month' birth control pill

A 'once a month' birth control pill

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

Study shows perinatal outcomes following bariatric surgery between pregnancies

Study shows perinatal outcomes following bariatric surgery between pregnancies

Klobuchar leans in on support for Roe v. Wade, planned parenthood

Klobuchar leans in on support for Roe v. Wade, planned parenthood