Posts tagged “Contraception”

New report calls for morning after pill to be made available off-the-shelf

December 3rd, 2019

A new report has called for the morning after pill to be sold off-the-shelf like condoms.  The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists believes that emergency contraception should be more widely available and easier to obtain. Experts responsible for the report have suggested that women should able to take the pill without going through a […]

Obamacare Battle Rages On

January 2nd, 2014
Obamacare Battle Rages On

It maybe a new year but it seems that those opposed to president Obama’s health care reforms are not going to let up. Generally called Obamacare the new law comes into effect this month and aims to ensure all Americans are entitled to health insurance cover irrespective of their income or current health situation. The […]

Scientists Closer To Developing A Male Birth Control Pill

October 17th, 2012
Scientists Closer To Developing A Male Birth Control Pill

The ‘pill’ has been around for decades now. But it is birth control medication for women. Men meanwhile have always had to rely on more physical things such as condoms. However scientists in Australia believe that they are closer than ever to developing a contraceptive pill for men. It apparently involves preventing the male sperm […]

Is there A Link Between Contraception And Infertility?

February 17th, 2011
Is there A Link Between Contraception And Infertility?

The answer is possibly. It seems a review of the risks of the pill suggest that if taken for took long, the chance of becoming infertile by the age of 35 increase. However this has been criticised. In fact one commentator has even gone as far as suggesting that public health officials in the US […]

No Link Between Contraception and Weight Gain

February 1st, 2011
No Link Between Contraception and Weight Gain

Research carried out by the Oregon National Primate Research Centre at Oregon Health & Science University has found no link between taking birth control pills and weight gain. The researchers spent a year studying Rhesus monkeys, whose reproductive system is almost the same as humans. Half the group of monkeys were of normal weight, and […]

Poor training blamed for contraceptive device failure

January 11th, 2011
Poor training blamed for contraceptive device failure

The recent rise in the number of women becoming pregnant whilst using the Implanon contraceptive device has been blamed on poor training. The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare have stated that poor training levels may have led to some devices being fitted incorrectly. Usually inserted into the arm of a female patient by a […]

Contraception at centre of UK foreign aid policy

December 30th, 2010
Contraception at centre of UK foreign aid policy

The UK government has recently announced an increase of over £2 billion in foreign aid, the majority of which will go towards women’s health in developing countries, promoting contraception and safe abortions. Nick Clegg, the deputy Prime Minister, emphasised the need to support women across the world who are faced with unwanted pregnancies. Statistics show […]

Pope Benedict provokes debate following comments on condoms

November 30th, 2010
Pope Benedict provokes debate following comments on condoms

Pope Benedict has got everyone talking after he broached the previously taboo subject of contraception in an interview with a German journalist. Pope Benedict XVI stated that the use of condoms was sometimes an effective way of preventing the multiplication of HIV and used the example of male prostitutes using condoms, saying that it was […]

Better Contraception Could Be The Answer

November 10th, 2010
Better Contraception Could Be The Answer

A New Zealand medical doctor recently said she believes the cause of the high abortion rate in the country is a lack of choice in contraception. Speaking on a television programme, Dr. Pippa Mackay said: “It’s partly a cultural issue and partly an issue around a lack of education and information on contraception and I’m […]

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