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Birth Control News
June 26, 2022

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Trapping Sperm in Semen’s Natural Gel Could Lead to New Contraceptive

A discovery that blocks the normal transition of semen from a thick gel to a liquid shows promise for development of a new form of non-hormonal, over-the-counter contraception. A research team ...

Scientists Developing Contraceptive That Stops Sperm in Its Tracks

Engineered antibodies immobilize sperm in animal study, paving the way for nonhormonal contraceptive for ...

A Reversible Male Contraceptive, Targeted to the Testes With Magnets

Women have several choices for long-lasting, reversible contraceptives, but most options for men are either single-use, such as condoms, or difficult to reverse, like vasectomies. Now, in a step ...

Oral Contraceptive Pills Protect Against Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer

A comprehensive study involving more than 250,000 women, shows that oral contraceptive use protects against ovarian and endometrial cancer. The protective effect remains for several decades after ...
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Studies Detail Current, Future Obstacles to Abortion Care

Two new studies provide insights into what additional limits on abortion care could mean, particularly for those who will have to travel across state lines. Distance to care will increase ...

Dynamic Pregnancy Intentions

A study found that pregnancy intentions often change over as short as a 12-month time period, and that they specifically vary with partner status, household income, and employment ...

Contraception Data 'Blind Spot' Could Hide Pandemic Impact on Women's Reproductive Health

Limited data on the uptake of contraception prior to and during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic could mean unforeseen issues for sexual and reproductive health services, new research ...

Community Initiative Increases Teenage Use of Effective Contraception

Study finds that teenagers utilize Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) at a rate five times higher than the United States as a ...

COVID-19 Affects Adolescent and Young Adults Sexual and Reproductive Health

Social distancing and limited access to contraceptive and abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults according to a new ...

How Spaceflight Affects Risk of Blood Clots in Female Astronauts

A study of female astronauts has assessed the risk of blood clots associated with spaceflight. The study examines the potential risk factors for developing a blood clot (venous thromboembolism) in ...

Doubts Cast Over Accuracy of Many Popular Fertility and Pregnancy Planning Apps

Many popular fertility and pregnancy planning apps may be inaccurate, suggest the results of a scoping review of the available ...

Experiences of Undesired Effects of Hormonal Contraception

A study of women who experienced mental ill-health from a hormonal contraception indicates they value their mental well-being higher than a satisfactory sex life. Their experiences can influence ...

Study Seeks to Answer Whether Effects of 'Abortion Pill' Can Be Reversed

Women who initiate medical abortion but opt to stop in the middle of treatment may be at risk for serious blood loss, a study finds. Researchers found this is true even for women who use an ...

Hormonal Contraceptives Affect the Efficacy of Exposure Therapy

Psychologists have studied in what way hormonal contraceptives affect the efficacy of anxiety therapy. They demonstrated that women who were on the pill benefited less from exposure therapy than ...

Climate Change Concerns Have Largely Ignored Role of Access to Effective Contraception

Climate change concerns have largely ignored the importance of universal access to effective contraception, despite the impact of population growth on greenhouse gas emissions, argue ...

Teens Taking Oral Contraceptives May Be at Increased Risk for Depressive Symptoms

Investigators report that there was no association between oral contraceptive use and depressive symptom severity in the entire population they studied (ages 16 through 25). However, they found that ...

Later Puberty and Later Menopause Associated With Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women

New research shows that use of the contraceptive pill and longer menstrual cycles are associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), while later puberty and later menopause are ...

Cost Savings from Same-Day Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

According to a new study, providing adolescents seeking birth control the ability to obtain a long-acting reversible contraceptive on the same day as their clinic visit could lead to significant cost ...

'Is It Time for Another Contraception Revolution?'

In an effort to protect the planet and preserve its natural treasures for future generations, another contraception revolution that provides options for populations not currently being served by ...

Worrisome Birth-Control Knowledge Gaps

A new study has uncovered concerning gaps in knowledge about birth control effectiveness. The research included four forms of contraception: IUDs, birth control pills, male condoms and ...

Yearlong Birth Control Supply Would Cut Unintended Pregnancies, Costs

By dispensing a year's worth of birth control pills up front, the VA could prevent 583 unintended pregnancies and save $2 million per year on health care costs each ...

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