Contraceptives

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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

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