Tag: "contraception" at medical news
Talking sex on the factory floor in China
...g people lack knowledge and awareness of effective contraception
methods. The baseline data on attitudes indicated a perceived need for contraceptive use in unmarried youth; around 90% of women in both groups said contraceptive use was necessary in premarital sex. Privacy, anonymity and appropriate services for th...
National experts and nonprofit organizations call to end FDA user fees and to improve drug safety
...entists recommendation to approve Plan B emergency contraception
for over-the-counter sale. Recommendations contained in the experts open letter came out of two events a panel discussion featuring four former FDA commissioners and an expert workshop held last month on that topic, convened by the project on Sci...
Young women unfamiliar with safety, effectiveness of IUD
...1 percent with perfect use. "Young women choosing contraception
after a pregnancy would benefit from counseling about the relative safety and effectiveness of IUDs, allowing them to make fully informed contraceptive decisions," Stanwood said....
Hormonal contraception does not appear to increase HIV risk
Using hormonal contraception
does not appear to increase womens overall risk of...se. Dr. MacKay cautioned that, although hormonal contraception
provides an effective means of pregnancy prevention, it does not protect against HIV or other sexual...
Estimated 5 million women admitted to hospital each year following an unsafe abortion
...ed pregnancies in the first place through improved contraception
use. These goals are a continuing and critical priority in the developing world."...
Emergency contraception fails to halt abortions
Easy availability of emergency contraception
does not have a notable effect on rates of pregnan... in this week's BMJ. The usefulness of emergency contraception
is questioned by Professor Anna Glasier, director of family planning and well woman services of Loth...
Teens who do use condoms often don't use them properly
...intimacy, that sex felt better without, that other contraception
was being used, or that they got carried away. T...tions as a reason. Those who used other forms of contraception
were more than three times as likely to use condoms incorrectly, while those who did not use condoms...
'Rhythm method' may kill off more embryos than other methods of contraception
.... Similarly, regular condom users, whose choice of contraception
is deemed to be 95% effective in preventing pregnancy, would "cause less embryonic deaths than the rhythm method," he says. "the rhythm method may well be responsible for massive embryonic death, and the same logic that turned pro-lifers away from mo...
Safe sex messages in schools don't change behaviour
...ehaviour. However, students who received emergency contraception
education also reported increased use of emergency...th intervention groups, and knowledge of emergency contraception
improved in students who received the additional module. "Our study adds to the growing body of evid...
Fast pharmacy access to the morning-after pill could prevent 10% more unwanted pregnancies
... Health Organization suggest that taking emergency contraception
up to 24 hours after unprotected sex prevents 95 p...ught the morning-after pill because they had had a contraception
failure either the condom had split or they had missed taking the pill. "The UK currently has th...
Study shows rapid return to menses once oral contraception stopped
...onsiderable delay." The most widely used method of contraception
in 1995 was oral contraceptives, used by 10.4 million women, according to National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)....
Free-electron laser targets fat
...o requires patients to promise to use two forms of contraception
and submit a negative pregnancy test result each month while on the drug. Dr. Anderson also envisions that laser treatments could emerge for other medical conditions involving lipid-rich tissues, such as atherosclerosis, which causes heart disease a...
80 percent of vasectomy patients didn't complete all-clear semen tests
...ent. Doctors recommend that couples use additional contraception
until vasectomy patients receive the all clear. "T...tant to stress that couples need to use additional contraception
until the vasectomy patient has been given the all clear."...
Abstinence is healthy goal for teenagers but research critiques abstinence-only educational policies
... These programs also neglect real health needs for contraception
and STI testing among sexually experienced youth, putting these youth at increased risk for unintended pregnancy and STIs, including HIV....
Oral contraceptive pill may prevent more than pregnancy
...one (for example norethindrone), highly effective contraception
is achieved by diminishing the levels of FSH and LH, thereby reducing metabolic activity of the ovary including the suppression of ovulation. Several studies over the last 30 years reported negative effects of oral contraceptives on sexual function...
Study demonstrates safety of oral contraceptives in women with lupus
...that characterize the disease. Safe and effective contraception
is an issue that many women of childbearing age fa...nt to prescribe one of the most effective forms of contraception
oral contraceptives, or the "pill" for fear that it might increase disease activity. In the 15-ce...
Institute for Reproductive Health celebrates 20th year of expanding family planning options
...worldwide who are not using an effective method of contraception
even though they do not want to become pregnant. To address this issue, the Institute has developed and tested the Standard Days Method -- a simple method that is currently provided by a variety of programs around the world. More then 95 percent eff...
Fast-tracked sexual health screening offered with morning-after pill
...ith 18,000 women going to pharmacies for emergency contraception
each year*, it is hoped that the study will identi...hlamydia screening. The women requesting emergency contraception
will be given a discreet plain purple box, containing a bottle for their urine sample, free postage ...
Joint statement on Savvy Phase 3 trial in Ghana to test the effectiveness of Savvy Gel in preventing HIV
...anned. Enrollment is continuing in the comparative contraception
study at numerous sites in the U.S., and planning is underway for a second study for contraception, also in the U.S. Additional studies to examine Savvy's effectiveness against other sexually transmitted infections, including herpes, are planned in t...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3
...igh early acceptance Providing safe and effective contraception
by injecting a mixture of progestins and oestrogen...d than those containing DMPA alone. Both forms of contraception
were highly effective at preventing pregnancy. Along with the difference in composition, the two con...