A new law in California allows women to pick up birth control pills from pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription. But more than a year after the law took effect, women say they’re still struggling to get the medicines, in part because they can’t find pharmacies offering them. A study released...
A small increased risk of breast cancer among women using hormonal contraceptives may be more than offset by the pills’ protective effects.
Are the newer birth control pills of the past few decades safer — at least regarding breast cancer risk — than older oral contraceptives? It’s a question doctors have been eager to study for some time. And this week a Danish study published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides some important, albeit observational, […]
No hormone contraceptive is risk-free, the study's author says.
Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use. Researchers found a similar breast cancer risk...
Women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk than those using methods without hormones, scientists in Denmark reported.
THE LEFT RUINS EVERYTHING: Even sex is in crisis in Venezuela, where contraceptives are growing scarce. When she couldn’t renew her supply of birth control pills, Gutierrez and her husband made a choice. Long-term abstinence was not an option, they agreed. They tried to be careful, but soon she was pregnant with her second child. […]
Learn about the monophasic birth control pill, a form of contraception. This article examines its uses, benefits, and possible side effects.
When people think of birth control, they often think of the modern pill. But there are many types of contraception, and they’ve been around for a very long time. According to National Geographic Society, people have been trying to control reproduction literally as long as there have been human societies. Show More Summary
A look at some of the best birth control pills for PCOS. Included is detail on how birth control can affect PCOS and the best non-pill options.
SIDE EFFECTS: Why Millennial Women Are Rejecting The Birth Control Pill. “Last year, the results of a study conducted by the University of Copenhagen of more than one million women over the course of 13 years confirmed a significant link between hormonal contraceptives and depression. Women taking combined oral contraceptives were 23 per cent more […]
Should you use birth control pills, condoms or an intrauterine device (IUD)? Women choose their birth control based on many factors, like effectiveness or comfort—but cost has been less of a consideration, ever since the Affordable Care Act. A provision in the act required employers to provide contraception to all women in their health plans…
Technology that tracks women’s fertility has been hailed as being more effective than the pill – and without side-effects. Is this a genuine revolution in sexual freedom? When Apple launched their health tracking app in 2014 and didn’t include any features that allowed women to monitor their reproductive health the company was widely ridiculed. Show More Summary
Passage of the Affordable Care Act provided a major benefit to women of reproductive age: Employers with religious or moral objections to birth control weren't allowed to exclude those benefits from health plans just because they thought birth control was wrong. Show More Summary
When it comes to avoiding an unwanted pregnancy, you need to use protection - because the "pulling out" method is a no-go. Not only does it expose you to potential diseases and STDs, but it also doesn't prevent you from getting pregnant. Show More Summary
Many women use birth control pills, shots and devices to control pain, endometriosis, acne, depression, and other conditions.
The Trump administration is expected to announce a rollback of the Obamacare birth control mandate today and, next week, plans to "decertify" the Iran nuclear deal. He also uttered this possibly ominous, possibly meaningless word-vomit yesterday: "You know what this represents?" Trump said. Show More Summary
Going off birth control can be confusing! To help answer many of the inevitable questions on the matter, we turned to a board-certified doctor, and here is her advice on the topic. There have been lots and lots questions and concerns...Show More Summary
AS WE’VE BEEN IN THE LAST 30 YEARS: We’re one step closer to a male birth control ‘pill’.
Sept. 26 is World Contraception Day. Its purpose is to educate people about the importance of family planning and access to contraception. Despite the Republicans’ repeated attempts to block women’s access to any kind of reproductive...Show More Summary