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17-year-old ballerina’s death caused by birth control pill, doctors believe

'The only risk factor was being on the oral contraceptive pill,' says the woman's doctor.

Imagine a World in Which Men Took the Pill

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine just announced that non-injection male birth control is in the works, and that it might be here any day now.Or in 2018. Or maybe it’s 2020, I can’t remember. How many times have we heard that male birth control is “in the ... More »

There’s Yet Another Male-Birth-Control Concept in the Works

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Creating an effective form of male birth control is a worthy endeavor: It would give couples more contraceptive options besides hormonal pills, patches, rings, and implants for women, and condoms and vasectomies for men. But the much-discussed idea has yet to bear fruit.In 2013, we reported on a type of... More »

What you need to know about California's new birth control law

Officials announced Friday that women in California can now drop by their neighborhood pharmacy and pick up birth control pills without a prescription from a doctor. It's not technically over-the-counter, but you can get them by talking to a pharmacist and filling out a questionnaire. The new option...

California is now allowing women to get birth control pills without a doctor's prescription

Officials announced Friday that women in California can now drop by their neighborhood pharmacy and pick up birth control pills without a prescription from a doctor. It's not technically over-the-counter, but you can get them by talking to a pharmacist and filling out a questionnaire. The new option...

Human Contraceptive Pills Causing Sex Changes in Male Frogs

When it first appeared in the 1960s, the birth control method that prevented pregnancies by combining estrogen and progestogen was popularly known as “the Pill.” If male amphibians could talk, they might have a different four-letter word to describe it when they hear the results of a...

Women in California Can Now Get Birth Control From a Pharmacist

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

California passed a bill in 2013 allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control directly to women, and the law finally went into effect on Friday.Women can now get pills, patches, or rings from a trained pharmacist after filling out a 20-question screening about their health history (this isn’t considered over-the-counter). While... More »

Scientists Move One Step Closer to a Male Birth Control Pill

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

A male birth control needs to meet several criteria that still pose some challenges to scientists, but researchers have made strides that bring this goal another step closer to reality.

Birth control pills may increase risk of seizures

Could certain types of hormonal contraceptives cause an increase in seizures in women with epilepsy? A recent study suggests that ethinyl estradiol, the primary component of oral contraceptives, could be detrimental to the epileptic brain.

Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk Of Seizures

Could certain types of hormonal contraceptives cause an increase in seizures in women with epilepsy? A recent Texas A&M Health Science Center study suggests that ethinyl estradiol, the primary component of oral contraceptives, could be detrimental to the epileptic brain.

Male Birth Control Working On Rabbits, Humans Are Next

last monthNews : Huffington Post

• Vasalgel, a reversible injection, blocked sperm in pre-clinical trials in rabbits.• Male birth control pills have shown efficacy in animals.• We’re closer to viable male birth control, but a human version is still years away. MaleShow More Summary

Why are women more prone to knee injuries than men?

Women who take the birth control pill, which lessen and stabilize estrogen levels, were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries, new research indicates.

Why are women more prone to knee injuries than men?

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that women who take the birth control pill, which lessen and stabilize estrogen levels, were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries. The findings are currently available in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. read more

The Male Birth Control Pill Is About To Come (So Your Boyfriend Can, Too)

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

While women have been both ingesting and implanting various contraceptive methods for years, the promise of male birth control in any form is still annoyingly futuristic. Currently, the only male contraceptives that are anywhere near being close to market involve semi-invasive procedures. Show More Summary

Another Bright Glimmer In Search For Male Birth Control Pill

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Chemists are revamping once-discarded drug candidates for a possible second act as male birth control.

Male birth control pill closer to becoming a reality

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Scientists are prepared to announce Monday that they are closer than ever to developing medication to create temporary male sterility.

Scientists Are One Step Closer to Creating the Male Pill

Scientists from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy have announced that they are making headway in developing a birth control pill for men. The contraceptive pill has been available to women since the 1960s, but nothing exists on the market for men as of yet. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Birth control pill for men steps closer

There are a number of major hurdles scientists need to overcome in order to develop a male contraceptive pill, but one team says it is making progress.

A step toward a birth control pill for men

Women can choose from many birth control methods, including numerous oral contraceptives, but there's never been an analogous pill for men. That's not for lack of trying: For many years, scientists have attempted to formulate a male pill. Show More Summary

A step toward a birth control pill for men

SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2016 --Women can choose from a wide selection of birth control methods, including numerous oral contraceptives, but there's never been an analogous pill for men. That's not for lack of trying: For many years, scientists have attempted to formulate a male pill. Show More Summary

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