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Study: Contraceptives Could Be Linked To Rare Brain Tumor

Researchers say use of birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives did seem to up the risk for glioma, and that risk appeared to rise with duration of use; however, the findings should be taken with a grain of salt.

01/23/2015

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Pediatricians Urge Use Of IUDs Or Implants For Teen Girls

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation’s most influential pediatricians’ group recommends.

09/29/2014

FDA Will Not Take Action Over ‘Morning-After’ Vending Machine At Pa. College

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration won’t take any regulatory action over a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses so-called “morning-after” birth control pills.

01/25/2013

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Health: Birth Control Pills Not Most Effective Contraceptive, Despite Being Most Popular

The pill is not the most effective way to prevent pregnancy, despite millions taking it, according to a new study. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains why, and what is more reliable.

05/23/2012

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Women’s Health Advocates Urge Strong Stance On Birth Control Insurance Coverage

The Obama administration is said to be working toward a compromise on a provision of the health care reform law that requires employer health plans to cover contraceptives. Some religious groups object to the provision.

02/09/2012