Category Archives: Pregnancy: Birth Control

Birth control estrogen has a negative impact on fish






A new doctoral thesis from Lund University in Sweden shows that hormones found in birth control pills alter the genes in fish, which can cause changes in their behaviour. The thesis also shows that nurse midwives, who are the main … Continue reading






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Reproductive factors and risk of death






Reproductive factors in women, such as a later starting age of menstruation, having children, breastfeeding and use of oral contraceptives, are associated with a reduced risk of death, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. A … Continue reading






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A 16-week-old fetus can hear music and respond with vocalization movements






With only sixteen weeks, fetus can hear music and respond with vocalization movements (opening their jaw and sticking out their tongue ) which are prior steps to language adquisition. This is the main conclusion of a study developed by researchers … Continue reading






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Medicaid IUDs: More Women May Have Option to Get IUD Minutes After Giving Birth






Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Mich. — First, giving birth. Next, birth control. More women may have the option to get an intrauterine device or contraceptive implant immediately after delivering a baby, thanks to expanding Medicaid coverage around the country, a … Continue reading






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Birth Control Pills Pose Small but Significant Stroke Risk






Newswise — MAYWOOD, Ill. – Birth control pills cause a small but significant increase in the risk of the most common type of stroke, according to a comprehensive report in the journal MedLink Neurology. For healthy young women without any … Continue reading






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Birth control pills may offer lasting endometrial cancer protection






(Reuters Health) - Women who use oral contraceptives during their reproductive years may gain long-term protection against endometrial cancer, a review of previous research suggests. Researchers analyzed 36 studies including more than 140,000 women from around the world. They found … Continue reading






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Women choose contraception based on relationships not just pregnancy desires: Penn State College of Medicine






Women’s contraceptive choices are more often driven by current relationships and sexual activity than by long-term pregnancy intentions, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Cynthia H. Chuang, associate professor of medicine and public health sciences and Carol S. … Continue reading






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The first fraction of ejaculate is the most effective for conception: Syst Biol Reprod Med






Sperm in the first fraction of ejaculate are more numerous, move more and present better quality DNA than those lagging behind. This is the conclusion of a study led by the Ginemed fertility clinic, which confirms that while the objective … Continue reading






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Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors






Taking a hormonal contraceptive for at least five years is associated with a possible increase in a young woman’s risk of developing a rare tumour, glioma of the brain. This project focussed on women aged 15 -49 years and the … Continue reading






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Birth Control Practices Vary by Social Class






Newswise — A new study of couples living together unmarried finds that the working class and the middle class have significantly different attitudes and approaches toward birth control, helping to explain why unwed births are far less common among the … Continue reading






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MS risk may go up with oral contraceptive use






BOSTON — Women using combined oral contraceptives containing norethindrone or levonorgestrel were substantially more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than those not on birth control pills, analysis of a large claims database indicated. Among some 4,300 women in Kaiser … Continue reading






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Recent use of some birth control pills may increase breast cancer risk






PHILADELPHIA — Women who recently used birth control pills containing high-dose estrogen and a few other formulations had an increased risk for breast cancer, whereas women using some other formulations did not, according to data published in Cancer Research, a … Continue reading






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Long-term oral contraceptive users are twice as likely to have serious eye disease






NEW ORLEANS – Nov. 18, 2013 – Research presented today, at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans, has found that women who have taken oral contraceptives for three or more years are twice … Continue reading






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Benign Tumors from Use of Oral Contraceptive Have a Greater Chance of Becoming Malignant






WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Although very rare, the use of oral contraceptive can lead to benign tumors in the liver. The tumors, known as hepatocellular adenomas, can become malignant. It is, however, difficult for physicians to assess the … Continue reading






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Women over 40 still need effective contraception; new evidence from Women & Infants Hospital






Women reaching the age of 40 tend to be less vigilant about birth control because they think the risk of pregnancy is low – or that birth control can cause health problems - but a review of the evidence by … Continue reading






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IUD benefits knowledge is low among many women, says new study






Perceptions of intrauterine contraception among women seeking primary care Lisa S. Callegari, Sara M. Parisi, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz PII: S0010-7824(13)00048-6 doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2013.02.004 Received 13 November 2012; received in revised form 22 January 2013; accepted 10 February 2013. published online 18 February 2013. … Continue reading






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The contraceptive that may pose risk of type 2 diabetes for obese women






Long-acting reversible contraception with progestin appears safe but merits further study Highlights of this news release: Six-month study finds that progestin-releasing contraceptives show a slight negative impact on metabolic markers, raising the risk for type 2 diabetes. Contraceptive implants under … Continue reading






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Contraception and blood clots: an EU update






The European Medicines Agency is issuing this update in response to growing media reports about combined contraceptives and venous thromboembolism (blood clots in veins). It is well-established that combined contraceptives carry a very rare risk of blood clots, and that … Continue reading






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Birth control pills for men not far off, says study






The development of a male contraceptive pill has long proven to be elusive, but findings from a new study may point scientists in the right direction to making oral birth control for men a reality. Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute … Continue reading






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Teen blood pressure driven higher by gender-specific factors






Oral contraceptive use in girls and alcohol consumption in boys are associated with increased blood pressure in late adolescence Lifestyle behaviour in adolescents may adversely affect blood pressure and cardiovascular risk in adulthood, according to results from a large pregnancy … Continue reading






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Reversible birth control for men possible via new hormonal gel combination






Male hormonal contraceptives applied daily to the skin reduce sperm production, finds a new study to be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. Very low sperm counts resulted for about 89 percent of men using … Continue reading






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Birth control pill recall by Sandoz






Sandoz is conducting a voluntary recall of 10 lots of its generic oral contraceptive Introvale® in the US, following a recent report of a packaging flaw. The probability of this packaging flaw causing serious adverse health consequences is remote and … Continue reading






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Birth control study says IUDs, implants outperform all other methods






Newswise — A study to evaluate birth control methods has found dramatic differences in their effectiveness. Women who used birth control pills, the patch or vaginal ring were 20 times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than those who … Continue reading






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Why some women should shift contraceptives: new research






A study published on bmj.com today adds to the evidence that certain non-oral hormonal contraceptives (e.g. skin patches, implants and vaginal rings) carry a higher risk of serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism) than others. The findings suggest that … Continue reading






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Top 10 pregnancy books from the Preeclampsia Foundation






SAN DIEGO, CA-(Marketwire - May 6, 2012) - For the first time in its history, the Preeclampsia Foundation has issued an official list of Top 10 Pregnancy Guidebooks, a comprehensive report distilled from reviewing more than 60 books. The announcement … Continue reading






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