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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Demand for Long-Acting Contraception Rose Sharply After 2016 Election

Feb. 4, 2019 — A new study finds that rates of long-acting, reversible contraception went up by 21.6 percent in the 30 days after the presidential election compared to rates at the same time of year in ... read more

One in Four Women at Sexual Health Clinics Reports Coercion Over Their Reproductive Lives

Jan. 7, 2019 — As many as one in four women attending sexual and reproductive healthcare services say they are not allowed to take control of their own reproductive lives, reveals a new ... read more

When It Comes to Using Birth Control, Both Intention and Attitude Matter

Nov. 29, 2018 — A new study adds to the evidence that women's intentions around becoming pregnant don't fully explain whether and how they use contraception. Rather, their attitudes toward becoming ... read more

Restrictive Abortion Laws in Northern Ireland Affect Women's Health, Study Shows

Oct. 19, 2018 — New research finds that Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws have negative consequences for women's health and well-being, suggesting a public-health rationale to decriminalize ... read more

Adolescents Seeking Abortions Without Parental Consent Face Numerous Hurdles

Sep. 5, 2018 — Adolescents under the age of 18 seeking abortions without a parent's consent often undergo a series of humiliating, burdensome and unpredictable hurdles as they try to navigate the legal system, ... read more

Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Have Almost Double the Rate of Repeat Pregnancy

Aug. 13, 2018 — Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, according to a new ... read more

Teen Pregnancy and Birth Rates at an All Time Low in Minn.

June 7, 2018 — Pregnancy and birth rates continue to decline for 15-19-year-olds in Minnesota, with rates decreasing the most among youth from communities of color. Researchers attribute the decline to a ... read more

Does Concussion Recovery and Symptom Severity Differ Between Men and Women?

Apr. 19, 2018 — A new study comparing male and female athletes examined whether there are clear sex-related differences in post-concussion symptom severity and length of ... read more

Birth Control Pills Increase Risk of Ischemic Stroke

Mar. 5, 2018 — Oral contraceptives increase the risk of ischemic stroke, but this risk is very small among women who do not have other stroke risk factors, according to a new ... read more

No Link Between Hormonal Birth Control and Depression

Feb. 26, 2018 — The vast majority of women will use some method of contraception during their lifetime. Despite there being 37 million in the United States who are currently on birth control, many still worry about ... read more

With Cost Removed, Women Choose More Effective Contraceptive Methods

Feb. 22, 2018 — Researchers evaluated women's contraception choices if cost is not a ... read more

Could Asking One Question Help Us Better Understand Women and Infants' Health?

Feb. 8, 2018 — "Have you ever been sexually active for a year or more without using contraception and becoming pregnant?" A study suggests that asking this question could help clinicians better understand ... read more

Stroke Risk Factors Unique to Women Identified

Feb. 8, 2018 — Investigators are exploring the effects of potential risk factors that are unique to women, including hormone levels, hormone therapy, hormonal birth control, pregnancy and time of menarche and ... read more

Relationship Factors Affect Decisions About Contraceptive Use Among Young Adults

Feb. 7, 2018 — The dynamics of a couple's relationship, including the exclusivity of the partnership, the level of commitment to the partnership and participation in sexual decision-making with their partner, ... read more

Prospective Birth Control Pill for Men Has Its Origin in an Arrow Poison

Jan. 17, 2018 — Women have many options for oral contraceptives that are safe, effective and reversible, but despite decades of research, men have none. Now, scientists report a rat study that shows they finally ... read more

Conception During IUD Use Increases Risks to Mother and Infant

Jan. 8, 2018 — 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 ... read more

Common Birth Control Shot Linked to Risk of HIV Infection

Jan. 6, 2018 — Transitioning away from a popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA could help protect women in Sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV, according to new ... read more

Few California Retailers Offer Pharmacist-Prescribed Birth Control, Despite Law

Dec. 12, 2017 — A new law took effect in California last year allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control, but few of the state's pharmacies are actually offering this service, according to new ... read more

Aug. 25, 2017 — Early placement of a hormonal IUD is a safe, long-term birth control method that does not negatively affect women who want to breastfeed their baby, research ... read more

Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs and Policies Are a Failure, Research Shows

Aug. 22, 2017 — Abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and policies in the United States are ineffective as they do not delay sexual initiation or reduce sexual risk behaviors, two scientific review papers show. ... read more

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