Tag: "contraception" at medical news
Mini-Pill Increases Risk Of Chronic Diabetes In Women With History Of Diabetes During Pregnancy
...raceptivesappear to be a relatively safe method of contraception
for these very high-riskwomen." The combination bi...dy and that the risk was influenced by the type of contraception
they hadused. Of the women taking the progestin-only mini-pill, an average of 26.5% peryear develope...
Small Risk Of Pill Disappears After Ten Years
... from Royal College of General Practitioners' oral contraception
study) Click below to download PDF document You will require Acrobat Reader to view file. Click here for PDF document More than 300 million women throughout the world have used oral contraceptives since their inception in 1959. Although the sho...
500 Bay Area Women And Teens Will Attend UCSF Conference On Women's And Teen Health, Saturday March 20
...llcover topics such as body image, advocacy, race, contraception
and STDs. For more information call Abby Sinnott in the UCSF News Services office at 415-885-7277. Press passes will be distributed at the symposium to all mediacovering the event. The general public can call 415-263-0321 to register or for more inf...
Future Chlamydia Screening Should Take Account Of Possible Disadvantages For Women
... that it is women who bear sole responsibility for contraception
and avoidance of pregnancy. They say that the strategy of involving men peripherally in a chlamydia screening programme (only as contacts of infected women) may reinforce these existing inequalities. As little is known about men's beliefs and atti...
Readily available emergency contraception has not replaced conventional methods in adolescents in Finland
(Questionnaire study of use of emergency contraception
among teenagers) Readily available emergency contraception
has not become a contraceptive choice replacing conventional methods among adolescents in Finland, r...
Condom use in young adults motivated more by pregnancy than AIDS
...the view that condoms serve a dual purpose as both contraception
andprophylaxis might encourage more consistent and reliable use," said Cooper. The researchers surveyed 1,290 adults, ages 17 to 25. The respondents, who wereequally divided between men and women and whites and non-whites, completedquestionnaires as...
Low-dose oral contraceptives are as protective against ovarian cancer as are older, high-dose pills, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
...rve a sufficiently long time interval between oral contraception
cessation and the age at which women begin develop...ast cancer, both of which have been linked to oral contraception
Emergency contraception is used when needed but doesn't increase high-risk sex, according to UCSF study
...g women who have an advance provision of emergency contraception
are more likely to use it when they need it, but i...ency contraception, also known as oral post-coital contraception
and often called the morning-after pill, prevents pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. The tre...
Increase in effective contraceptive use can reduce abortion rate
.... According to their analysis, a woman who used no contraception
would need about 12 abortions to restrict her fert...t approximately 0.45 abortions per woman, assuming contraception
is 95 percent effective. Worldwide about 133 million births occur annually; of these, experts estima...
IUD still on the shelf for most women, survey shows
... Modern IUDs fail less often than other forms of contraception
because couples do not have to remember to take a ...cologists would be willing to offer this method of contraception
to more women....
Ovarian carcinoma, ethnicity, and survival
...ale reproductive cancers. Ethnicity, parity, oral contraception
use, and breast feeding are all predictive factors for development of ovarian cancer. Factors that predict poor prognosis include higher disease stage and older age. Other studies have also shown that African-Americans with ovarian cancer have high...
Long-term use of oral contraceptives could increase risk of cervical cancer for women with HPV
...ludes: "Any causal relation between long-term oral contraception
and cervical cancer would be most important in the developing world, where cervical cancer is common and few women have access to high-quality cytological screening. From a public-health viewpoint, a key question is the extent to which effects persis...
Contraceptive needs of new mothers are unique and unmet
...ording to the survey, a womans discontent with her contraception
can have serious implications for intimate relatio...tection. Many (43 percent) state that long-acting contraception
is more important to them now than before their pregnancy. Shortens or lightens periods A majority...
One-off lesson improves teenagers' knowledge of emergency contraception
... pupils in 12 schools a single lesson on emergency contraception
(intervention group). The pupils were actively inv...ing the correct time limits for hormonal emergency contraception
(72 hours) and for using the uterine device as emergency contraception
(five days) was significantly...
Study finds half of rape survivors do not receive recommended medical treatment
...hat 20 percent of rape survivors receive emergency contraception
to prevent pregnancy and 58 percent are screened for sexually transmitted diseases or given prophylactic medication. The study appears in the June 2002 edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The researchers suggest there is an increased need fo...
Zimbabwean women very willing to use diaphragms-potential HIV prevention method
...ly, used the diaphragm as an alternative method of contraception
and disease prevention, though its effectiveness against HIV remains unknown, UCSF researchers have found. "There is substantial evidence to suggest that protecting the cervix could offer some protection against HIV, but attempts to study physical ba...
Study: Closeness to mother can delay first instance of sexual intercourse among younger teens
...ut research does show that when parents talk about contraception
with their kids and their kids are having sex, they are more likely to use birth control." Blum noted that the Add Health findings, like previous research, suggest that mothers have less influence on the timing of first sexual intercourse among their...
New $9.5 million grant to support Male Contraception Research Center
...s must be made available. "Nearly one-third of contraception
in the United States is now accomplished by male techniques (15 percent by vasectomy and 15 percent by condoms), demonstrating that men are willing to use contraceptives. We wish to provide new hormonal methods that are fully effective and may have a...
Computer tool yields higher self-reports of key HIV risk behaviors by Zimbabwean women
...and higher use of withdrawal and rhythm methods of contraception
than rates reported in face-to-face interviews. Reports of pregnancy were also higher with ACASI, indicating that women were not using condoms or hormonal methods of contraception. "ACASI helps skirt the cultural issues that you get in a personal in...
School clinics best way to get birth control to students
...ol students are more apt to take advantage of free contraception
if they can get birth control directly from clinic...mism in light of evidence that improving access to contraception
increases actual rates of use among those who are already sexually active," Sidebottom and colleague...