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Another injectable contraceptive Pill approved by FDA

Lunelle-a monthly injectable contraceptive pill has been approved by the Food and Drug Admini.... Lunelle is an alternative to another injectable contraceptive called Depo-Provera that lasts three months. It works Like many other birth control pills as it has ...

Contraceptives via Internet

... in Seattle posed as consumers and ordered various contraceptive devices from Web sites located with commonly used search engines. The team found that male and female condoms, vaginal sponges and diaphragms were widely available. From Web sites based outside the US, the researchers were able to purchase oral con...

Morning after pill effective up to five days after having unprotected sex

... out if women were safe if they used the emergency contraceptive even after the 72-hour period. The researchers were surprised to find out that in almost 90% of the cases the morning after pill was as effective up to five days after having unprotected sex!!Earlier, once a woman crossed the 3-day barrier, the optio...

Gel prevents pregnancy

... to a new gel, which works in a similar way to the contraceptive pill. The gel, which is rubbed onto the stomach ea...st pregnancy means the daily ritual of popping the contraceptive pill. But now there's a new option under trial.// Dr Edith Weisberg from the Family Planning Associ...

Male contraceptive in trial

...m England are trialling the first long-acting male contraceptive which stops the production of sperm.The drug, which is injected every three months, is a combination of hormones. In the trial, men are injected with a dose of progesterone, then a pellet of the male hormone testosterone is placed under the skin in ...

FDA Approves Contraceptive Ring

...istration has approved the first hormone-releasing contraceptive implant. NuvaRing, sold by Organon, Inc., effectiv...both the birth control pill and the yet-unapproved contraceptive patch, which releases a steady stream of estrogen and progestin that offers a week of pregnancy prot...

Contraceptives decreases Libido

Women taking the contraceptive pill may find themselves less responsive to the ve...tion is possible. However, when the women took the contraceptive pill, which uses hormones to artificially control the cycle, their sense of smell was altered throug...

Contraceptives have dual effects

Women using the oral contraceptive pill could be up to 30% less likely to develop bow...bowel cancer rates for women who had taken an oral contraceptive between the mid-1970s and 1980s.Lead researcher Dr Carline , from the Institute of Pharmacological R...

The phenomenon of sexual attraction

... (BPS) conference in London .He also said the oral contraceptive pill could stop a woman producing pheromones and undermine her ability to pick up the right chemical signals from men. Scientists believe pheromones may help people choose biologically compatible mates....

Common contraception

...hat only occurs in sperm could be the key to a new contraceptive for both men and women.The protein, named CatSper,...The very specific role of the protein means that a contraceptive designed to disrupt it would have far fewer side effects than a hormone-based contraceptive. Hormone...

A new contraceptive

...hat only occurs in sperm could be the key to a new contraceptive for both the sexes.The protein, named CatSper, is ...The very specific role of the protein means that a contraceptive designed to disrupt it would have far fewer side effects than a hormone-based contraceptive. Hormone...

FDA Approves Birth Control Skin Patch

... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a contraceptive skin patch for weekly use. Ortho Evra, made by New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson, is a one-and-three-quarter-inch patch containing the hormones norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol, designed to be an alternative to birth control pills. // The patc...

Progestin protects against ovarian cancer

...nosed in 2001. Progestin is the ingredient in oral contraceptive pills that provides the highest// level of protect...dy is based on examination of the medical and oral contraceptive histories of more than 3,200 women who took part in a study. The groups included women who took no p...

Contraceptive pill to reduce PMS

A new contraceptive pill could help to reduce the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome, it could also reduce a woman's monthly periods to just four a year. US researchers have almost completed trials of the pill.// The new pill is a combination of two commonly used hor...

Men happy to take contraception

...aceptives they used and how they felt about a male contraceptive hormone. Dr Grath Weston from the Centre for Women's Health Research, lead author of the study, felt that the group is likely to be the first ones who would take it up. Of the 160 Australian-born, English-speaking men approached, 120 need to partic...

A new male contraceptive

...to treat Gaucher's disease, might work// as a male contraceptive because it affects the metabolism of sugar-fat com... potential to serve as a safe and effective a male contraceptive in humans. They write, "Considering the advanced status of NB-DNJ in clinical application, this comp...

Gene Mutation Causes Ovarian Failure

...ay it might be possible in the future to develop a contraceptive that would delay follicular activation. Current oral contraceptives prevent ovulation but do not slow the rate of activation....

Smoking and Oral Contraceptives:

...years old. They either used oral contraceptives, a contraceptive diaphragm or an intrauterine device. Follow-up inf...Researchers looked at the cause of death and which contraceptive they used. The study reports there was no increased risk of death among the women who used the birth...

Wait Between Pregnancies

...bout the potential risk of complications. They say contraceptive advice should be give to those who are most likely to conceive shortly after giving birth -- teenagers and women who have lost a newborn baby....

Accuracy of Some Natural Family Planning Methods Questioned .

...etect their fertile times for either conception or contraceptive purposes. The days predicted as fertile by each of the monitoring systems were compared to the fertile time revealed by ultrasound scans, the detection of the surge of luteinizing hormone -- a hormone that controls the length and sequence of the mens...

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