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Women's Contraceptive Perceptions and Realities Don't Match Up

More than three quarters of current hormonal contraceptive users have concerns about their current birth control method KENILWORTH, N.J., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Women's feelings and behaviors concerning contraception are conflicted, yet many don't seek out methods that could bette...

Mylan Creates New Women's Health Care Franchise; Signs Agreement with Famy Care to Develop and Supply 22 Oral Contraceptive Products

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL ) announced today that it has completed an agreement with Famy Care Ltd, a global, India-based manufacturing leader of women's health care products, to develop and supply 22 oral contraceptive (OC) medicines to customers in th...

IntraHealth's Family Planning Work in Rwanda Contributes to Near Three-Fold Increase in Contraceptive Use in Only Three Years

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary data from a new national survey show a dramatic rise in use of modern contraception among married women in Rwanda, Africa's most densely populated country, from 10% in 2005 to 27% in 2008. The data are included in a new report...

Teen Sexual Activity Increases, Contraceptive Use Decreases

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost half (48%) of high school teens say they have had sex--an increase of 2% between 2005 and 2007, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the same time period, the proportion of high school te...

Ringing endorsement: Women prefer contraceptive ring over patch

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 In the first study to directly compare a contraceptive vaginal ring and skin patch, more women indicated overall satisfaction with the vaginal ring, researchers report in the current issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a publication of the American College of Obstetricians and ...

Canada leads the way in contraceptive compliance

Organon Canada extends the Remind Me Today! reminder program TORONTO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ - Organon Canada has extended the Remind Me Today! program - a free telephone-based reminder program designed to help women remember their Linessa(R) or Nuvaring(R) contraceptives. In Canada, over...

FDA OKs Single-Dose Plan B Emergency Contraceptive

Drug will also be made available to 17-year-olds without prescription, company says MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- A single-pill version of the Plan B emergency contraceptive has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug previously was available in a two-pil...

Warner Chilcott Announces FDA Acceptance of NDA Submission for Low Dose Oral Contraceptive

ARDEE, Ireland, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Warner Chilcott Limited (Nasdaq: WCRX ) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has filed for standard review the new drug application (NDA) for WC 3016, a low dose oral contraceptive. The NDA for WC 3016 was submitted by...

Testosterone Injections Offer Hope for Male Contraceptive

Possible alternative to current birth control methods needs more study TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Injectable testosterone may be an effective form of male contraception, new research suggests. Chinese researchers injected 1,045 healthy, fertile Chinese men aged 20 to 45 year...

Genetic Finding May Lead to Male Contraceptive

Prospect stems from discovery of mutation affecting infertility,,,, THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Gene mutations that cause infertility in men could point the way to a male birth control pill, American and Iranian researchers say. "We have identified CATSPER1 as a gene that ...

FDA Approves Wyeth's Oral Contraceptive Lybrel

FDA as expected on Tuesday approved Wyeth's oral contraceptive Lybrel, which is designed to eliminate monthly menstrual periods, the Los Angeles Times reports. Lybrel, which contains a lower dose of synthetic hormones in a daily dose than traditional oral contraceptives, is taken 365 days a year w...

Family Planning Method is as Effective as the Contraceptive Pill

Researchers have found that a method of natural family planning that uses two indicators to identify the fertile phase in a woman’s menstrual// cycle is as effective as the contraceptive pill for avoiding unplanned pregnancies, according to a report. The symptothermal method (STM) is a form o...

Bulimia Can Be Treated With Contraceptive Pills

Bulimia has always been considered to have a psychological basis, but according to new research, hormones, may be the cause. //The findings suggests that up to a third of women suffering from the condition could be treated with the contraceptive pill. Bulimia is an eating disorder, which indu...

Does the Home Medicine Chest Warrant the Emergency Contraceptive Pill?

A reputed sexual healthcare charity seems to suggest that the home medicine chest, which usually includes common medicines//, such as for headache and cold, should also include the emergency contraceptive pill. This advice comes in the wake of the Christmas season where people are often partying to...

Now, a Hormone-free Contraceptive Pill for Men

British scientists have developed a hormone-free contraceptive pill for men they say would make them infertile for some hours.// The tablet, developed by researched at King's College London, can be taken hours before sex and would prevent a man from being able to impregnate a woman. However, h...

Male Contraceptive Drug - Non Hormonal Alternative

A contraceptive drug for men , based on a non hormonal approach is being studied by scientists. Until now , the fact that an adult male usually produces// 150 million sperm has made the formulation of a male birth control pill diffcult. Final clinical trials are being done on a hormonal male ...

Extra Vaginal Bleed After ‘C’ Section Can be Prevented By Contraceptive Pils

A new study finds that taking oral contraceptive pills after caesarean sections can prevent vaginal bleeding between menstrual cycles.// Researchers at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine have announced today that oral contraceptive pills could prevent vaginal bleeding between me...

Implanon Contraceptive Gets FDA OK

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave approval to an implantable contraceptive called Implanon. The matchstick sized contraceptive is implanted beneath// a woman's skin in the forearm and prevents pregnancy for three year after which it may be replaced. Organon USA, manufacturer of ...

The conception of Anya, a period-free contraceptive pill

A contraceptive pill intended for consumption without a break is threatening to compete with the conventional oral contraceptive pill//. The pill, named Anya, manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, is awaiting approval by health Canada, which will enable women to give a merry slip to the monthly pe...

Electronic Device to the Rescue of Women Using Contraceptive Pill

Lai Chiu Tang who is pursuing her studies at London's Brunel University had designed a device which reminds women to take their contraceptive pills //. She says that it is an electronic device which would help prevent unwanted pregnancies. It also advises users what to do if they have forgotten to...

Prolonged Use Of Contraceptive Pill Dianette May Cause Depression

According to a recent study, women who use the contraceptive pill, Dianette, for a prolonged period of time are at risk of developing depression//. Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link, a charity, studied 100 women who used Dianette, an effective contraceptive licensed as a hormone t...

Non-Hormonal Male Contraceptive Based on Sperm Block Underway

A novel, non-hormonal male contraceptive device that targets sperms, called Intra Vas Device (IVD) has been approved by the FDA for a study// involving 90 men. Men and women have long been promised a male version of the female contraceptive pill. However, this first male contraceptive to be markete...

Women Poorly Informed About Contraceptive Options: Doctors Blamed

Despite official ruling that states women should be ensured wide access to contraceptive services, most women who visit medical centers are not informed about latest and long-lasting contraceptive forms // (contraceptive implants, injections) by their physician. If only this were to be implemented,...

Male Contraceptive Pill Being Developed By Berlin Pharmaceutical

A Berlin-based pharmaceutical company, Schering, has obtained promising results in the development of a male contraceptive pill//. The male contraceptive, which comes almost 45 years after Schering developed the female contraceptive pill, is just skin deep - in the form of an implanted hormon...

Islamic Medical Ethics opposes Irreversible contraceptive and surrogate motherhood.

During a workshop on Islamic Medical Ethics new rules and flexibility to certain existing rules were done. The workshop was attended by national and international physicians who wanted the Islamic Medical Ethics little comfortable and flexible. //Dr. Malika Haque, Clinical Professor Pediatrics, Ohi...

Spray on contraceptive clears Phase I trial

An Australian drug delivery company called Acrux specializes in administering medicines// through the skin. It has recently reported positive results for its Phase I clinical results of a contraceptive for women in the form of a spray. The novel contraceptive spray called Nestorone MDTS is bei...

FDA Approves Contraceptive Ring

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first hormone-releasing contraceptive implant. NuvaRing, sold by Organon, Inc., effectively blocks conception between 98 percent and 99 percent of the time -- meaning that for every 100 women who use it for a year, only one or two will become p...

Male contraceptive in trial

Doctors from 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 testostero...

Another injectable contraceptive Pill approved by FDA

Lunelle-a monthly injectable contraceptive pill has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in USA. It is more than 99 percent effective when women get the shot once every month according to the company release marketing the pill. Lunelle is an alternative to another injectable ...

A new male contraceptive

According to researchers it is observed that a drug already being used to treat a rare genetic disorder may also be an effective male contraceptive. Researchers hypothesized N-butyldeoxynojirimycin, or NB-DNJ, which has been approved in Europe to treat Gaucher's disease, might work// as a male cont...

A new contraceptive

A unique protein that only occurs in sperm could be the key to a new contraceptive for both the sexes.The protein, named CatSper, is an ion channel protein that controls the flow of calcium into sperm tails. Calcium is crucial in enabling sperm to swim, so a drug designed to block the c...

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

...mers. The Company uses IMS Health, Inc. estimates of filled prescriptions for our products as a proxy for market demand. Net sales of our oral contraceptive products increased $4.2 million, or 5.6%, in the quarter ended June 30, 2009, compared with the prior year quarter. LOESTRIN 24 FE generated revenues ...

Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

... contraceptive pills, hormonal injections both seem effective, st...th control pill). Women who were taking an oral contraceptive that included estrogen and progestin were 34 perce... contraceptive. Women who were on a progestin-only contraceptive were 58 percent less likely to have a recurrence, ...

Catholic Charities, Vincent De Paul Society Supporting Abortion-Providing Healthcare Plan, Says ALL

...ave divorced themselves from Catholic teaching by supporting the Obama health-care plan, which would foster a culture of mandatory abortion coverage, contraceptive services, and permissive sex education, euthanasia and eugenics. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO ) ...

Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne

.... Hormonal therapy in the form of combination oral contraceptive pills has been shown to help treat both inflammato...sed to treat acne in women, three combination oral contraceptive pills have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug...es contain an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol for most contraceptive pills) and a progestin. The estrogen component dec...

Photos: One Million Patients Choose Hologic's NovaSure(R) System Over Hysterectomy

..., increasing flexibility for both the patient and physician. The NovaSure procedure provides a safe and effective alternative to hysterectomy and oral contraceptive therapy for women suffering from excessive menstrual bleeding. For more information, visit www.novasure.com . About Hologic, Inc. Hologi...

UB start-up provides innovative digital sperm analysis to infertile couples worldwide

...ul in vitro fertilization in the U.S, and produced key advances in sperm evaluation. Her UB laboratory carried out clinical and basic research on new contraceptive drugs, on the use of sperm for toxicity testing and on the negative effects of nicotine on sperm. LCDX supplies the necessary equipment -- includin...

World Population Day 2009

...e growers are women. Investing in reproductive health is especially cost-effective, noted Ms. Obaid, adding, as an example, "an investment in contraceptive services can be recouped four times over--and sometimes dramatically more over the long term--by reducing the need for public spending on health, educ...

Early Menstruation Lowers Odds of Surviving Ovarian Cancer

...Using data that included in-depth patient interviews, reproductive history, contraceptive use and personal and family medical history, the researchers divided the wo...arch definitive enough to suggest that women should go out and start taking contraceptive pills or having babies earlier to increase their chances of surviving ovari...

Watson Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval For Generic PLAN B(R)

... the generic equivalent to Duramed Pharmaceuticals' PLAN B(R), which is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy following unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure. This product is approved for prescription use only. The Company intends to market the product under the trade name Next Choice(TM) and plan...
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