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Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Operating Results

... (FDA) approval of our Adiana Permanent contraception System on July 6, 2009. Third ... the recent FDA approval of our Adiana( )Permanent contraception System and are thrilled to be able to offer women a new alternative for their long-term contraception needs. Finally, we remain committed to developing ...

Video: FDA Approves Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception System

... (PMA) application for the Adiana(R) permanent contraception system. The Adiana system is designed to provide ... The Adiana permanent contraception procedure is minimally invasive, requires no ... were approximately 70,000 female transcervical contraception procedures performed in the U.S. last year.(1) ...

Education may improve hospital prescription rate of emergency contraception to teens

... March 5, 2009 Many doctors don't offer emergency contraception pills to adolescents who may benefit from them ... that while 85 percent had prescribed emergency contraception pills (ECP), more than 80 percent of those ... be used to prevent pregnancy when other forms of contraception (like birth control pills or condoms) have not ...

Research Says Better Physician Education Would Improve Hospital Prescription of Emergency Birth Control to Teens

... -- Many doctors don't offer emergency contraception pills to adolescents who may benefit from them ... that while 85 percent had prescribed emergency contraception pills (ECP), more than 80 percent of those ... be used to prevent pregnancy when other forms of contraception (like birth control pills or condoms) have not ...

Study finds injectable birth control causes significant weight gain and changes in body mass

... However, women who switched to nonhormonal contraception began to slowly lose the weight and fat mass they ... pounds over two years, while those who used oral contraception after the shots gained an average of four ... (bilateral tubal ligation, condom or abstinence) contraception for three years. DMPA users who discontinued this ...

Get the Facts the House Republicans Don't Want You to Have

... want the government to spend $200 million for contraception for all Americans and abortion-on-demand. ... Expanding access to counseling, sex education, contraception and preventive health screenings for low-income ... Institute. Furthermore, expanded access to contraception reduces the need for abortion. Myth: ...

Male Contraception: Progress Slow but Steady

... For years, experts have predicted that male contraception is under development and that more choices will ... single issues has to do with the fact that contraception in general is a difficult area it would be used ... said Elaine Lissner, director of the Male contraception Information Project, a San Francisco-based ...

Hormone Combo May Provide Reversible Male Birth Control Tool

... researchers. The scientists said that hormonal contraception may become a safe, effective and reversible form ... concentrations that are comparable with reliable contraception in most, but not all men. The rate of suppression ... suppression. It also may make long-term hormonal contraception safer by reducing the dose of testosterone needed ...

Survey: Two-thirds of Illinois public schools provide comprehensive sex education

... and increase the use of condoms or other forms of contraception when adolescents do become sexually active. ... debated topics. Of the 17 topics, emergency contraception was mentioned least, taught by only 30 percent of ... and 47 percent taught students where to access contraception and sexual-health services. The most common ...

FDA Advisory Panel Finds Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception Approvable

... pre-market application for Adiana(R) Permanent contraception for female sterilization is Approvable. The panel ... your tubes tied" -- is the most common form of contraception used throughout the world. Approximately ... effectiveness of Adiana in providing permanent contraception was conducted in the U.S., Australia, and Mexico. ...

New Research Identifies Effective Teen Sex Education Programs and Other Interventions

... in the report that focus on both abstinence and contraception had a positive effect on teen sexual behavior -- ... the programs that discussed abstinence and contraception hastened the initiation of sex or increased the ... Teen girls and young women who receive emergency contraception from clinics in advance of having sex are not ...

DNC: With Orr Appointment, Bush Republicans Put Partisan Ideology Ahead of Good Policy

... has been appointed to head the U.S. contraception programs at the Department of Health and Human ... in the Bush Administration would a critic of contraception be appointed to head a contraception program," said DNC Press Secretary Stacie Paxton. ...

How to Have a Safe Spring Break

... should refill their prescription and, if possible, bring a back-up form of contraception in the event that you forget to take your pill pack. When alcohol ... a contraceptive failure, remember that you can get Plan B(R) emergency contraception (EC) at a pharmacy counter if you're 18 or older; if you are 17 years old ...

American Life League Statement on Pelosi's State-Enforced War on Preborn Babies

... News on Sunday. Rep. Pelosi stated that the millions of dollars slated for contraception in the economic stimulus package would "reduce costs to the states and to ... Catholic Culture: Speaker Says contraception Good for the Economy (26 January 2009) ...

Newer Contraceptives Don't Increase Heart Risk

... Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. "Hormonal contraception for young premenopausal women remains safer than pregnancy, so it's safe ... of women, including women who smoke, who should not use hormonal contraception and that remains true in this era as well." Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, ...

FDA Advisory Committee Votes Unanimously that FC2 Female Condom(R) is Approvable

... the study were originally published in the journal Contraception. (See contraception 73 (2006) 386- 393.) Unintended Pregnancy and HIV/STI ... one-half of pregnancies in the U.S. were unintended in 2001, and contraception methods provided by federally funded family planning programs (male ...

Womenshealthchannel Enhancements Support Pregnant Teens

... circumstance and a variety of measures, including abstinence and contraception information and sex education, are used to prevent it. And with good ... encourages teens to delay sexual activity or consistently use contraception if they are sexually active. The information can inspire teens who are ...

CDC Data Shows First Increase in Teen Pregnancy in 14 Years

... last decade -- the decline in sexual initiation and more effective use of contraception including condoms -- have both leveled off since the late 90's. Since ... programs that prohibit information about the use of contraception including condoms. We will never prevent teen pregnancy by censoring ...

Pill Poses Little Cervical Cancer Risk

... stop taking them," he said. "When making a decision about what from of contraception to use, women shouldn't worry about cervical cancer," Sasieni concluded. ... risk. "I don't think women are basing their decision of which form of contraception to use on the risk for cervical cancer," said Debbie Saslow, director of ...

ALL's Judie Brown: Supreme Court is Wrong on Contraception Ruling

... to hear a case defending a religious institution's right to exclude contraception from its health care coverage, Judie Brown, president of American Life ... organizations, this is appalling. The Catholic Church teaches that contraception is evil and the practice of it is a sin. Therefore, it seems clear enough ...

Connecticut Catholic Conference Wrong to Allow 'Plan B' in Catholic Hospitals

... of American Life League. "It's bad enough to allow so-called emergency contraception in Catholic hospitals, but to claim that the Church has never officially ... accordance with Catholic moral teaching, these hospitals provide emergency contraception after appropriate testing." "We must point out that there is no foolproof ...

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Birth Defect Risks

... health care plan during 2001. The researchers also examined the use of contraception and pregnancy test results. They found little difference in rates of contraceptive counseling, use of contraception or subsequent pregnancy test results when women took medications that ...

Trojan(R) Ranks U.S. Colleges and Universities in Second Annual Sexual Health Report Card

... 11 separate categories: -- Sexual health awareness programs -- Condom & contraception availability -- HIV testing -- Other Sexually Transmitted Infection ... resources offered to students. Availability of anonymous advice, free contraception including condom distribution, and separate sexual awareness programs were ...

Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance

... Quarter Ended Six Months Ended June-30-09 June-30-08 June-30-09 June-30-08 Oral contraception ("OC") LOESTRIN 24 FE $58.0 $50.2 $110.4 $97.1 FEMCON FE 12.4 10.7 25.3 ...

Lilly to Unveil More Than 30 Studies at Premier Lung Cancer Meeting

... or are nursing, please tell your healthcare team. ALIMTA may harm your unborn or nursing baby. Your physician may advise you to use effective contraception (birth control) to prevent pregnancy while you are being treated with ALIMTA. If you have liver or kidney problems, be sure to tell your ...

FDA OKs Single-Dose Plan B Emergency Contraceptive

... to fruition," Conlin said in a news release. More information The U.S. National Women's Health Information Center has more about emergency contraception . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc., news release, July 13, ...

Lilly Receives Fourth FDA Approval for ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection)

... or are nursing, please tell your healthcare team. ALIMTA may harm your unborn or nursing baby. Your physician may advise you to use effective contraception (birth control) to prevent pregnancy while you are being treated with ALIMTA. If you have liver or kidney problems, be sure to tell your doctor. ...

Premium Latex Condom Donation by IBI Synergy, Inc. Are You Looking For a Few Good Latex Condoms?

... being two cases. Spermicidal N-9 latex condoms are produced by coating the condom with the spermicidal lubricant. This product, N-9, enhances contraception by reducing the amount of active sperms. It does not provide any extra safety against HIV or any other sexually transmitted diseases. It is not ...

Teens are heading in wrong direction: Likely to have sex, but not use contraception

... of faltering HIV prevention efforts among youth, or of more than a decade of abstinence-only-until-marriage sex education that does not mention contraception unless it is to disparage its use and effectiveness. This reversal in contraceptive use is consistent with increases in the teen birth rate in ...

Spectrum Names Katherine Maynard Chief Operating Officer

... product launches and patient advocacy communications campaigns, spanning the women's health research, oncology, dermatology, infertility, contraception and cardiology categories. She became Executive Vice President, Client Services in early 2007, and today counsels health industry, hospitals, medical ...

ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) Receives Positive Opinion From CHMP as Maintenance Therapy for Nonsquamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

... or are nursing, please tell your healthcare team. ALIMTA may harm your unborn or nursing baby. Your physician may advise you to use effective contraception (birth control) to prevent pregnancy while you are being treated with ALIMTA. If you have liver or kidney problems, be sure to tell your ....

New Initiative Poised To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates By More Than 25 Percent

... pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services--from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of ...

Parents Influence Sex Decisions, Hispanic Teens Say

... but only 49 percent said their parents had talked to them about contraception. The most common reason why the teens said they did not use contraception was fear that their parents might find out about it. The survey also found that: 74 percent of Hispanic teens think that parents send different ...

MTV Chronicles the Challenges of Teen Pregnancy in '16 & Pregnant' Premiering on Thursday, June 11th at 10pm ET/PT

... making about sex, offers insight into what to do if you think you could be pregnant, are pregnant, had unprotected sex, and how to choose and use contraception properly. " 16 & Pregnant " is Executive Produced by Morgan J Freeman Tony DiSanto is Executive Producer for MTV. Dia Sokol is ...

Researchers identify key proteins needed for ovulation

... treating infertility in women, this understanding might also lead to ways to prevent ovulation from occurring, for the development of new means of contraception Dr. De Paolo said. To conduct the study, Dr. Richards and her colleagues used mice that lacked the genes needed to produce ERK1 and ERK2. The ...

Retrospective Analysis Finds Treatment of Cancer Chemotherapy Patients With Epoetin Alfa Associated With Lower Drug Cost Than Darbepoetin Alfa

... In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% ...

Injectable testosterone may provide effective male contraception

... Chevy Chase, MDResearchers in China may have found a method for male contraception that is effective, reversible and without serious short-term adverse effects according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine ...

Pro-Life Spokeswoman Objects to FDA Approval of 'Morning-After Pill' for Minors Without Prescription

... to the surprise of the morning-after pill's early advocates, five years of research in Europe and the U.S. shows that increased access to emergency contraception has failed to reduce rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion. But it has led to greater sexual risk-taking among adolescent populations, in turn ...

Middle school youth as young as 12 engaging in risky sexual activity

... and attitudes to help them wait until they are older to have sex," Markham said. "And we need to provide skills and knowledge related to condoms and contraception for youth who are already sexually active." The study recommends that sexually active students also need to receive accurate and factual ...

U.S. District Court Finds the FDA's Actions on Plan B(R) Tainted by Politics

... it." This ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights against the FDA for its failure to make emergency contraception Plan B available over-the-counter. The lawsuit claimed that the FDA broke its own rules and regulations, ignored medical consensus, as well as the ...
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