Contraceptive

Oral Contraceptives Associated With Ventricular Repolarization Alterations

Oral Contraceptives Associated With Ventricular Repolarization Alterations

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Healthy nonmenopausal women taking oral contraceptives exhibited biomarkers for drug-induced torsade de pointes.

FDA Approves First Mobile App for Use in Preventing Pregnancy

FDA Approves First Mobile App for Use in Preventing Pregnancy

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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.

Self-Administered Contraceptive Vaginal System Approved for Up to 1 Year of Use

Self-Administered Contraceptive Vaginal System Approved for Up to 1 Year of Use

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The safety and efficacy of Annovera was evaluated in 3 open-label clinical trials involving healthy women (ages 18 to 40).

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

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Current oral contraceptive products contain lower doses of estrogen than those used in the past, prompting reconsideration of risks and benefits.

Unplanned Pregnancies Prevalent Among HIV-Positive Women

Unplanned Pregnancies Prevalent Among HIV-Positive Women

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Researchers examined unplanned pregnancies and contraceptive use among HIV-positive women in a cross-sectional study.

Injectable Progestin-Only Contraceptives May Increase Risk for VTE

Injectable Progestin-Only Contraceptives May Increase Risk for VTE

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Investigators examined the effect of progestin-only contraceptive on cardiometabolic outcomes, including stroke, MI, hypertension, diabetes, and VTE.

Asthma Risk Increased for Premenopausal Women Using Oral Contraceptives

Asthma Risk Increased for Premenopausal Women Using Oral Contraceptives

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Oral contraceptive use in women of reproductive age may increase the risk for lifetime asthma.

Hormonal Contraceptives May Adversely Affect Psychological Health in Adolescent Girls

Hormonal Contraceptives May Adversely Affect Psychological Health in Adolescent Girls

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This finding suggests an adverse effect of hormonal contraception on psychological health in adolescent girls.

Reproductive Goals Vary After Spontaneous Abortion

Reproductive Goals Vary After Spontaneous Abortion

Health care providers should offer family planning counseling to all women after spontaneous abortion, remaining responsive to individual patient needs.

FDA Puts New Restrictions on Permanent Birth Control Implant Essure

FDA Puts New Restrictions on Permanent Birth Control Implant Essure

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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.

Once-Daily Oral Contraceptive for Men Shows Promise

Once-Daily Oral Contraceptive for Men Shows Promise

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A new birth control pill for men appears to be safe when used daily for a month, with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception.

States Have Considerable Disparity in High-Quality LARC Service Delivery

States Have Considerable Disparity in High-Quality LARC Service Delivery

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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.

Estrogen Contraceptives May Increase Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine

Estrogen Contraceptives May Increase Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine

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Women with migraine with aura are at an increased risk for stroke if they are taking high-dose estrogen-containing contraceptives.

ACOG: Guidelines for Teen Contraception Counseling

ACOG: Guidelines for Teen Contraception Counseling

Contraception conversations should take place as early as is appropriate.

Oral Contraceptives May Reduce Fracture Risk

Oral Contraceptives May Reduce Fracture Risk

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Women who had taken oral contraceptives for more than 5 years had the lowest risk for fracture.

Combined Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Stroke Risk in Migraine

Combined Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Stroke Risk in Migraine

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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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