Tag: "Birth Control"

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More than Half of Babies Now – Born to Mothers 30 or Older

Just as we finished sharing the news on what Apple and Facebook are offering to their female employees, a new study shows that more women are, in fact, waiting to start their families. In fact, the new report shows that half of babies are now born to mother aged 30 or older, and one in five were born to women over 35. If the trend keeps growing, it may not be long before women pursuing motherhood before 25 are in the minority.

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Apple and Facebook Giving Women Unprecedented Family Planning Health Perks

Silicon Valley giants Apple and Facebook are making an “investment” in their female employees with a game-changing health perk: egg freezing.

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Family Structures Continue to Change in United States

Changes in family structure aren’t a new concept in the United States, but as a new study suggests, the family unit is still shifting. Whereas just 30 years ago, the majority of couples having children were married, births among unmarried couples began to rise. The biggest recent jump came from 2006 to 2010, where cohabitating unions went from 41 percent to 58 percent.

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Some Current Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

Over the years, many different brands and types of birth control pills have been developed and released to the public. Some of these newer pills contain high levels of estrogen. According to a new study, these particular pills could increase the risk of breast cancer.

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Birth Control Chip Could Become Available by 2018

For all its benefits, birth control options have their limitations. With the pill, you have to remember to take it regularly. If receiving the shot, you have to go into your doctor every three months. With IUDs, currently the most highly recommended long-term birth control option on the market – you have to return to your doctor when you wish to become pregnant. But what if most of those limitations were resolved?

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Pill Use may Mask Biological Markers that Help Determine a Women’s Ovarian Age

Usual advice to women who use contraceptive pills, is that their fertility will resume soon as their cycle resumes to normal in a few months. But a new research in Denmark has found that while fertility may not be affected with the use of the pill, it may mask the reproductive status of a woman by suppressing the markers that indicate the ovarian age and onset of menopause.

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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.