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Becoming pregnant while taking birth control pills doesn’t seem to increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests.
TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women on blood thinners can also take contraceptives that contain estrogen, or hormone replacement therapy, without raising their risk for blood clots or uterine bleeding, a new Italian study finds. Currently, women diagnosed with blood clots may be advised to stop hormone therapy or use of the contraceptive [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research from a Midwestern hospital suggests a wide majority of teen girls and young women fail to get information about contraceptives when they take medications that could cause birth defects. At issue are so-called “teratogenic” medications, used for conditions ranging from acne to anxiety, that [...]
The U.S. abortion rate has declined by more than one-third over the past two decades to a record low, federal officials reported Friday.
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new analysis suggests that parents who set rules and keep tabs on their teenagers may have kids who are more cautious about sex. “Parents really matter, and they’re influential,” said report co-author Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, co-director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health at [...]