There are moreand saferbirth control options than ever before. While any birth control method can fail (except abstinence), the risk of failure per year is less than 1% for many methods, as opposed to the 85% chance of pregnancy if you don’t use birth control.
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Oral contraceptives — also known as birth control pills — may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests.
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Less than half of U.S. teenagers aged 15 to 19 are having sex, a rate dramatically lower than it was a quarter-century ago, a new federal government report shows. Only 44 percent of girls and 47 percent of boys between the ages of 15 and [...]
Out-of-pocket costs for prescription birth control have dropped significantly since the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” took effect in the United States, a new study finds.
WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sexually active teenage girls who are obese are less likely to use birth control than teens who aren’t overweight, a new study reports. What’s more, those overweight teens who do use some form of contraception are less likely than their normal-weight peers to use it regularly, the researchers said. [...]
Newer forms of the birth control pill—brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen—are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.