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Study explains potential failure of oral contraceptives with obese women

... control pill is one of the most popular forms of contraception in the nation. "We don't have enough data yet ... about this issue and consider a backup method of contraception at some times of the month." The study was just published in the journal contraception , by scientists from OSU, Oregon Health and ...

Research shows that the pill does not deserve its reputation for causing weight gain

... in Health Care (IQWiG). Different forms of contraception have other advantages and disadvantages that need ... the research on several current issues in contraception and weight control and has now published ... from the Pill not proven Hormonal methods of contraception and intrauterine devices (IUDs) are the most ...

Contraception: progress brings hope for new methods for men

... Elaine Lissner, director of the nonprofit Male contraception Information Project, says demand is the least of ... Thompson, director of the International Male contraception Coalition, concurs. "Some men are quite ... and BIOQUAL Inc. showed they could provide contraception in monkeys with no hormones and no shots needed. ...

Male contraception breakthroughs to be presented, Seattle Sept. 27-28

... the place to be on September 27 and 28, when male contraception researchers from the U.S. and overseas gather to present their news. The second Future of Male contraception conference sponsored by the National Institute ... including survey results (International Male contraception Coalition) Many other teams will present ...

UTMB study identifies women at risk of gaining excessive weight with injectable birth control

... that physicians tailor counseling based on women's risk factors, closely monitor weight at each three-month follow-up visit and suggest a different contraception method to patients who gain significant weight within the first six months of use. Researchers found that early gainers exhibited three major risk ...

Gene discovery could lead to male contraceptive

... effects of a drug targeting the protein's function -- provide new targets for a pharmacological male contraceptive." Several approaches to male contraception are currently under investigation at other institutions. One approach that could potentially target CATSPER1 is immunocontraception where antibodies ...

Study: Health undervalued in reproductive rights debate

... "In these situations, you can see a direct clash between women's health and assertions of religious freedom. Increased pharmacist refusal to provide contraception and other actions like it are exactly what reproductive health advocates fear happening nationwide if conscience clauses become the norm." In ...

3 Columbia University Medical Center faculty elected to Institute of Medicine

... Mailman School of Public Health. She studies the effect of obesity on contraceptive effectiveness and leads several research projects investigating contraception and the epidemiology of womens reproductive health. Most recently, Dr. Westhoff was the principal investigator of a clinical trial of a novel oral ...

Emergency contraception fails to halt abortions

... Easy availability of emergency contraception does not have a notable effect on rates of ... this week's BMJ. The usefulness of emergency contraception is questioned by Professor Anna Glasier, director ... not want to get pregnant. Use of this form of contraception has increased in the UK in recent years and ...

Male rivalry increases when females at most fertile, say researchers

... way if their female partner does not use oral contraception ?and is therefore more fertile. Images of male ... on whether or not their female partner used oral contraception and the date of her current or previous menses. Male participants whose partners did not use oral contraception and were near ovulation rated masculine faces ...

Hormonal male contraception reversible after few months for all men

... With hormonal male contraception likely to be available in the near future, results of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET highlight how such contraception is reversible within a few months. Currently available male ...

New male contraceptive clears hurdle

... that dissolves the gel. Elaine Lissner, director of the nonprofit Male contraception Information Project in San Francisco, says she is not surprised that ... Institute of Technology, says myths about men not being interested in contraception are just that: myths. "I get letters from men all over the world who beg ...

Male contraception: One door opens, another closes

... discussed. But will the contraceptive work as well in humans as in rats? Nothing is guaranteed. Elaine Lissner, director of the nonprofit Male contraception Information Project, says the public gets frustrated because media reports make it sound as if every advance means a new contraceptive lies right ...

New findings offer more complete view of breast cancer gene mutations in US population

... of women and the fact that the results are population based," said one of the study's co-authors, Robert Spirtas, Dr.P.H, former chief of NICHD's contraception and Reproductive Health Branch and now retired. Researchers found that 2.4 percent of the breast cancer patients had BRCA1 mutations and 2.3 ...

Of mice and men's (and women's) contraceptives

... such somatic tissues as brain, heart, liver, and so forth, only in the reproductive cells we want to target." Investigating germ cell molecules for contraception is also desirable because it frequently allows reversibility. Hecht and colleagues have been proposing this scheme for the last several years, but ...

Bone Density Recovers After Teens Stop Injected Contraceptive

... by NICHD to evaluate the impact of DMPA on bone density in women, explained the study’s project officer, Steven Kaufman, M.D., M.S., of NICHD’s contraception and Reproductive Health Branch. These studies are looking at the effect of DMPA on bone health in women of various age and racial groups. “Our ...
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