contraception

Conception while using an IUD puts infants at risk
Conception while using an IUD puts infants at risk (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who conceive while using an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) have a greater risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight babies, bacterial infections, or losing a fetus, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Soroka ... Read More »

‘Natural’ contraceptive methods on the rise in Australia
‘Natural’ contraceptive methods on the rise in Australia (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Although most people in Australia use a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy, many use less effective contraceptive methods and few use long-acting reversible methods such as IUDs and implants. A recent study by Monash University found that around one ... Read More »

Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens
Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

After reviewing decades of published studies, a team of paediatric, adolescent and women’s health experts concludes that regulatory, behavioural and scientific evidence supports switching oral contraceptives from prescription-only status to over-the-counter (OTC) availability. Moreover, the experts say, the evidence also ... Read More »

Pregnancy and rheumatoid arthritis
Pregnancy and rheumatoid arthritis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman from SPHPM has published an editorial in Rheumatology highlighting the evidence and resource gap for women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are planning a family. RA is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and inflammation of ... Read More »

Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception
Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of nearly 1,000 teens found that sexually active obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use contraception than normal weight peers, putting them at higher risk of unintended pregnancy. Obese adolescents who did use contraception were also less ... Read More »

Development of after-sex contraceptive pill for routine use urged
Development of after-sex contraceptive pill for routine use urged (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A contraceptive pill that could be routinely used after, rather than before, sex and fertilisation is probably scientifically feasible and would probably be welcomed by many women, say researchers in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. But ... Read More »

Nearly 20 percent of teen births are repeat births
Nearly 20 percent of teen births are repeat births (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Although teen births have fallen over the past 20 years, nearly one in five teen births is a repeat birth, according to a Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 365,000 teens, ages 15-19 ... Read More »

Cancer doesn’t change young girl’s desire to have children
Cancer doesn’t change young girl’s desire to have children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues have found that healthy adolescent females have predetermined expectations for becoming parents in the future, but have concerns about fertility and childbearing should they develop a life-threatening illness, such as cancer. According to ... Read More »

Intervention to reduce pregnancy risk among adolescent girls
Intervention to reduce pregnancy risk among adolescent girls (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More consistent use of condoms, oral contraception or both was reported by a group of teenage girls who took part in a youth development intervention aimed at reducing pregnancy risk in high-risk adolescents, according to a report of a randomized ... Read More »

Electrically spun fabric offers dual defense against pregnancy, HIV
Electrically spun fabric offers dual defense against pregnancy, HIV (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The only way to protect against HIV and unintended pregnancy today is the condom. It’s an effective technology, but not appropriate or popular in all situations. A University of Washington team has developed a versatile platform to simultaneously offer contraception ... Read More »

 
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