Birth Control

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Apr 23, 2010
Women, who report about decreased sex drive, may need to reconsider taking antidepressants and the birth control pills, a new research suggests.

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Mar 12, 2010
Women, who take birth control pills have lower mortality rate from any cause, including heart disease and different types of cancer, a new study suggests.

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May 04, 2009
Chinese researchers say that a new hormonal male birth control has proved to be effective and reversible.

Dr. Yi-Qun Gu, MD, of the National Research Institute for Family Planning in Beijing, China said that the new male birth control can be useful for those couples, who cannot use female contraception.

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Apr 03, 2009
Scientists revealed a genetic defect that leads to infertility, which can be applied to create a male birth control pill.

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Aug 03, 2011
If you decided to switch your current birth control option because of side effects, like cramping or headaches, it is important to note that not all birth control pills are the same. Different birth control pill brands contain different amounts of hormones.
It is best to start taking new birth control pills after you have finished taking the old pack. This will reduce the risk of developing various side affects associated with mixing different birth control pills. It is recommended to use condoms or spermicide for the first week when you start a new method.
Ask your doctor for advice to help you choose the best birth control option based on your history and health condition.

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Mar 22, 2010
Women, who face the problem of hair loss, may need to switch to another form of contraception or type of birth control pills, as new study reveals a link between the Pill use and hair loss.

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Feb 08, 2010
Scientists uncovered the secrets of the fertilization process, discovering the mechanism that makes sperm swim to the egg. This finding can lead to the development of the innovative male birth control methods and new infertility treatments.

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Jan 18, 2010
If you want to get pregnant, but are still on birth control, you will need to discontinue using your contraceptive method. Many women, who use long-term birth control methods such as an IUD wonder if it can affect their fertility and when to remove an IUD before getting pregnant?

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Aug 27, 2009
One of the most dangerous side effects associated with birth control pills is blood clots risk. But can women lower their risk of developing blood clots choosing the particular type of birth control pills?

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Aug 24, 2009
If you are allergic to latex, using common latex condoms can become a problem. What birth control options do you have in case of latex allergy?
Nowadays, you can choose a number of alternatives to latex condoms, including the use natural skin condoms.

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Jun 17, 2009
Nowadays, birth control pill is often prescribed for women to prevent unwanted pregnancy. It is also used for treatment of some conditions, like acne, hormonal disorders, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis and others.

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Mar 24, 2009
Intrauterine device (IUD) should be offered as an effective option for women seeking for emergency contraception and urine pregnancy testing, a new report says.
Nowadays, the most common emergency contraception method is morning after pill, a birth control method that is used to prevent pregnancy in women who had unprotected sex.

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Dec 14, 2007
A new Pilot Scheme was introduced in the UK that will make it possible for women to get the contraceptive pill without doctor's prescription. Until now, the only contraceptive pill that was available without prescription was emergency morning-after-pill. The latest news are that contraceptive pill usually prescribed by doctor will be sold over-the counter and a woman can get it from the pharmacist

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Oct 13, 2011
If you have recently started using birth control pills, spotting or light bleeding may occur between periods. Usually, it takes time for your body to adjust to hormones in contraceptive pills. This usually happens during the first six months.

The other reason for spotting on the pill is the irregular use of the birth control pills, when you miss or take the pills incorrectly. In this case, it is recommended to take the pills every day at the same time.

There also can be the case that your birth control pills are not effective or you may have other underlying condition. Consult your health care provider to get tested.

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Aug 25, 2011
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and WHO, the IUD can be used for women, who haven't given birth. In the past, many specialists discouraged the use of IUD in women, who have never been pregnant before, because it was falsely linked to health problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and others. Recent researchers indicate that IUD does not lead to such complications.
However, many doctors do not recommend using IUD for women, who haven't given birth, because it is more likely to lead to painful sensations during insertion , more cramping and expulsion of IUD.

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Feb 15, 2010
New male birth control method will soon become available as recent trials show promise on its effectiveness.

The study conducted by Prof Richard Anderson of Edinburgh University says that the male birth control jab is going to be quite accepted for men as well as for women.

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Jan 29, 2010
A novel emergency contraception pill can be used up to 120 hours to prevent unwanted pregnancy, scientists say.

EllaOne, a new morning after-pill that was released in November contains ulipristal acetate, a selective progesterone receptor modulator.

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Oct 05, 2009
In spite of the fact that hormonal contraceptives were developed more than 40 years ago and are widely used by women for prevention of unwanted pregnancy, the same alternative is still not available for men.

The studies conducted by the Medical Research Council Reproductive Biology Unit showed that many men want to have other options of male birth control, including hormonal contraceptives besides the condoms and vasectomy.

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Jul 25, 2009
Obese women are more likely to get pregnant while using birth control pills, a new study suggests.

Birth control pills work in a different way for women with extra weight if compared to normal-weight women.

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Jan 21, 2008
A birth control skin patch was found to have a higher risk of blood clots than other hormonal contraceptive like birth control pill, the US Food and Drug administration announced. According to the findings, the increased risk to health led to some changes made to the labelling of birth control skin patch to help women make a more sound choice.



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