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Contraceptive Jewelry Could Offer a New Family Planning Approach

March 28, 2019

Family planning for women might one day be as simple as putting on an earring. A report published…
Second male birth control pill passes human safety tests

March 27, 2019

A new male birth control pill passed tests of safety and tolerability when healthy men used it daily…
Birth-Control Boom

February 8, 2019

Not long after Donald Trump was elected president, descriptive reports began rolling in: Demand for long-acting, reversible contraception…
Layered cocktails inspire new form of male birth control

February 7, 2019

For decades, women have shouldered most of the burden of contraception. However, long-term use of female birth control…
Long-Acting Contraceptive Designed to be Self-Administered Via Microneedle Patch

January 16, 2019

A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option, particularly…
Discreet contraception for world’s poorest countries

January 15, 2019

Innovative microneedle technology is being developed as an effective, pain-free and discreet method of delivering contraception across the…
1st trial launches to test male contraceptive gel’s efficacy

December 4, 2018

Three U.S. sites are enrolling couples in the first clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a…
Why Are Long-Acting Forms of Contraception Like IUDs Becoming More Popular?

August 9, 2018

On a campus crowded by scientists and physicians, Elizabeth Watkins, PhD, is a bit of an anomaly as a…
Contraceptives and hair dyes may increase the risk of breast cancer

March 10, 2017

Modern lifestyle has some very serious negative consequences for our health. They are difficult to research and life…
Poor young women at greater risk of unintended pregnancies

October 31, 2016

Poor women have fewer but longer relationships, use contraceptives less frequently and use less effective methods than women…
Preventing sperm’s ‘power kick’ could be key to unisex contraceptive

March 18, 2016

Sperm’s progesterone receptor found, suggesting another possible cause of male infertility University of California, Berkeley, biologists have discovered…
Not-So-Bitter Pill

January 8, 2016

Oral contraceptives taken just before or during pregnancy do not increase the risk of birth defects, according to…
Hormonal contraceptives and having children reduces uterine cancer risk for women with Lynch syndrome

July 8, 2015

Taking hormonal contraceptives and having children are associated with a lower risk of uterine cancer for women with…
Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception

July 1, 2015

A study of nearly 1,000 teens found that sexually active obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use…
Sperm Meets Egg: New Reproductive Research Could Lead to Male Contraceptive

June 26, 2015

Groundbreaking new reproductive research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has identified key molecular events that…
No waiting game: Immediate birth control implant more cost-effective

June 9, 2015

Women who have just given birth are often motivated to prevent a rapid, repeat pregnancy. For those who…
Religion and support for birth control health coverage can mix

March 16, 2015

New research debunks the assumption that a woman’s religion predicts her views on policies affecting reproductive health care…
Contraception may change how happy women are with their husbands

December 4, 2014

Choosing a partner while on the pill may affect a woman’s marital satisfaction, a new study from Florida…
Study shows contraceptive pills can alter a woman’s view of sexual attractiveness of her mate

November 19, 2014

Researchers working at Florida State University have found evidence that suggests that women’s use of birth control pills…
MicroCHIPS develops contraceptive implant

July 8, 2014

Credit: MicroCHIPS Scientists are making drug development news with their investigations into ways that enable implantable devices to…
Free birth control doesn’t promote risky sexual behavior in women

March 7, 2014

E. HOLLAND DURANDO Gina Secura, PhD, is the first author of a study showing that providing women with…
Oral contraceptives are feminizing fish populations – but some carry on regardless

February 17, 2014

Estrogens, including naturally occurring steroids and synthetic estrogens from a birth control pill, are common fresh water pollutants…
Graphene condoms: super thin and tough, but is that enough to make people have safer sex?

January 28, 2014

The proposal of an ultra-thin condom made from graphene and latex brings design of the contraceptive into the…
Birth control good for education, women’s work and growth in Africa

October 30, 2013

Children from Ghana attend a health fair with their families. Credit: USAID/Kasia McCormick, 2012, via Flickr Short birth…
No Boys Allowed

September 23, 2013

Why we lack good contraceptive options for men. Safe, effective birth control for men is long overdue. Consider a…
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