Tag: contraception

Anti-Sperm Antibodies Tested as Contraceptive in Sheep

Antibodies that bind to sperm might be an effective nonhormonal method of contraception, at least according to early studies in sheep, researchers report. When researchers...

Pregnancy Risk Is Low With Negative Test at IUD Placement

Frequency or timing of unprotected intercourse within 14 days before IUD placement had no impact on pregnancy if a preplacement pregnancy test was negative, based...

Women Not Told About Need for Contraception After IVF Births

The contraceptive needs of women who have had in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancies are real but are being overlooked, according to study data presented at...

FDA Lifts In-Person Dispensing Requirement for Mifepristone

The Food and Drug Administration has lifted in-person dispensing requirements for mifepristone when used for medical termination of early pregnancy. In an April 12, 2021,...

Despite Ichthyosis Recommendations, ‘Many Questions Still Exist’

For as many disorders of cornification and types of ichthyosis that have been shown to benefit from retinoids, a seemingly equal number have no data...

Vaginal Gel Shows Promise in Preventing Common STIs

An investigational vaginal gel significantly reduced urogenital chlamydia and gonorrhea in women at high risk for infection, compared with placebo, opening up new possibilities for...

2021 NRMP Specialty Match Sees Record Numbers

The number of applicants to the Specialties Matching Service (SMS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) continued to grow this year, as did the...

MS Bears No Effect on Certain Pregnancy Complications

Multiple sclerosis (MS) may not pose a higher risk for complications in pregnant women, according to a new study published online Feb. 3 in Neurology Clinical Practice....

In India, over 139 million women and girls now use modern methods of contraception: Report

NEW DELHI: Over 139 million women and girls in India now use modern methods of contraception, according to a new report released on Tuesday. The...

In India, over 139 million women and girls now use modern methods of contraception: Report | India News

NEW DELHI: Over 139 million women and girls in India now use modern methods of contraception, according to a new report released on Tuesday. The...

How Birth Control Is Safer and Easier Than Ever

A generation ago, implants and injections were in their infancy, intrauterine devices (IUDs) were often recommended only for women who’d already had children, and women...

COVID-19 Impacts Women’s Contraception Choices

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The rate of unintended pregnancies in the United States has decreased...

EMA Panel Backs Revoking Authorization of Ulipristal for Fibroids

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended revoking marketing authorization of ulipristal acetate (Esmya, Gedeon Richter, and generic medicines) for...

AAP Releases New Policy on Barrier Protection for Teens

For adolescent patients, routinely take a sexual history, discuss the use of barrier methods, and perform relevant examinations, screenings, and vaccinations, according to a new...

COMMENTARY: Prioritizing Ambulatory Gynecology Care During COVID-19: The Latest Guidance

  What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 08, 2020 — What exactly constitutes appropriate ambulatory gynecology during this time...