Healthy nonmenopausal women taking oral contraceptives exhibited biomarkers for drug-induced torsade de pointes.
The algorithm was designed to account for sperm survival, variation in cycle length, ovulation day, temperature fluctuations and the length of the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle.
The safety and efficacy of Annovera was evaluated in 3 open-label clinical trials involving healthy women (ages 18 to 40).
Current oral contraceptive products contain lower doses of estrogen than those used in the past, prompting reconsideration of risks and benefits.
Researchers examined unplanned pregnancies and contraceptive use among HIV-positive women in a cross-sectional study.
Investigators examined the effect of progestin-only contraceptive on cardiometabolic outcomes, including stroke, MI, hypertension, diabetes, and VTE.
Oral contraceptive use in women of reproductive age may increase the risk for lifetime asthma.
This finding suggests an adverse effect of hormonal contraception on psychological health in adolescent girls.
Health care providers should offer family planning counseling to all women after spontaneous abortion, remaining responsive to individual patient needs.
The new Essure labeling restricts the sale and distribution of the device to only health care providers and facilities that provide information to patients about the risks and benefits of this device.
A new birth control pill for men appears to be safe when used daily for a month, with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception.
Medicaid policy encourages the use of long-acting reversible contraception, but state-level payment policies are inconsistent and often do not include critical aspects of care.
Women with migraine with aura are at an increased risk for stroke if they are taking high-dose estrogen-containing contraceptives.
Contraception conversations should take place as early as is appropriate.
Women who had taken oral contraceptives for more than 5 years had the lowest risk for fracture.
The use of combined hormonal contraceptives significantly increases the risk of ischemic stroke in women with migraine with aura but not in women with migraine without aura.
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