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Notre Dame Files Suit over Birth Control Mandate

All across the country, healthcare is changing. One of the biggest changes is the requirements placed on employers – not only do they have to provide insurance (or face penalties), they must also offer preventative care (care that extends to birth control options) free of charge.

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Study: Half of All Women Risk Unwanted Pregnancies Over Christmas Holiday

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas just around the corner, many of us are already in full holiday swing. We’re prepping meal plans, shopping for gifts, organizing holiday itineraries, ordering wine, grocery shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking and more. According to a recent study, it’s all that hustle and bustle (along with some other factors) that half of all women are at risk for a hidden holiday consequence.

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Report: Morning After Pill Ineffective For Women Over 165lbs

A new warning will soon be issued for a European-sold emergency contraceptive pill, Norlevo. According to manufacturers, the pill loses its effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds, and it’s completely ineffective in women who weigh more than 176 pounds.

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Thousands of Women Face Severe Complications from Essure Birth Control

Though many of us understand that certain drugs or medical procedures come with risks, we trust that those being marketed to consumers are at least relatively safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. One example seems to be Essure, a permanent birth control solution.

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Selling of Morning-After Pill Won’t Solve the Issue of Unwanted Pregnancies

Though the morning-after pill will soon be available over-the-counter to all women, researchers say that better access isn’t going to solve the issue of unwanted pregnancies in America. And while the reason for this is still unknown, they do have a few ideas.

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Misinformation about the Contraceptive Protection Breastfeeding Offers Causes Rise in Unplanned Pregnancies in UK

According to information from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas), breastfeeding rates have risen in the UK. They say that initial breastfeeding rates have increased from 76 percent in 2005 to 81 percent in 2010; breastfeeding rates at six weeks postpartum have increased from 48 percent in 2005 to 55 percent in 2010; and breastfeeding rates at four months postpartum have risen from 28 percent in 2005 to 34 percent in 2010.

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Mother Defies Medical Odds by Giving Birth to Two Babies within a Year, Despite the Use of Contraceptives

Two out of three of 26-year-old Claire Ormrod’s children had been born prematurely. Because of that, she took contraceptives to avoid pregnancy. Of course, she had taken contraceptives with all three of her previous pregnancies, so even despite her best efforts, Claire became pregnant two more times.

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Study: Abortion Rates Decline Dramatically Thanks to Free Birth Control

With presidential elections just around the corner, a new study may shed some light on the possible benefits of the Affordable Care Act – a provision implemented by President Barack Obama.
Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance plans are required to provide birth control either free or at an affordable rate.

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IUDs and Implants Best Birth Control Option, Even for Teens, According to Doctors

When discussing birth control options in the United States, most women automatically turn their thoughts to condoms, pills, injections and spermacides. But these aren’t considered the “best” birth control options by most OBGYN’s. In fact, the “best” options are rarely discussed by women and their doctors.

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Fewer Antibiotics Prescribed to Children but ADHD and Contraceptives Increase

A recent study, conducted by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that antibiotics prescribed to adolescents have seen a decline over the last eight years, as have allergy medications, pain medications, depression medications, cough and cold medicines. Contraceptives and medications to treat symptoms associated with ADHD, however, have increased during that time.

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A Breakthrough in Birth Control for Men?

Currently, condoms are the only form of effective birth control for men. While ideally safe, they may not be a favored method for couples in a long-term, committed relationship. Additionally, condoms are largely misused, leaving room for condom failure, and potentially, pregnancy.

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Group Paying Women for Long-Term Birth Control and Sterilization Sparks Criticism

Project Prevention is using some controversial methods to try and decrease the number of infants born addicted to drugs and alcohol. Offering drug and alcohol addicted men and women $300 in cash to get sterilized or take long-term birth control options, like IUDs or Depoprovera shots, the group is accused of violating both civil and human rights. They are even being accused of “racism.”

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Condom Failures Largely Attributed to Improper Use

When you don’t want a baby just yet, some form of contraception is needed to prevent pregnancy from happening. For many couples, contraception comes in the form of female birth control, but it’s not an option that works for everyone. In these instances, there are few options left.