Researchers in Michigan say misoprostol, the drug most commonly used with RU-486 to induce an abortion, may have dangerous consequences if taken vaginally but is completely safe when taken orally.
There exists a “drug drought” for pregnant women in this country and around the world, leaving women and their fetuses to face obstetric conditions and other medical problems using untested medication or no treatment at all.
FDA wants information about fetal affects on drug labels, What are the ethics of sex selection?, UN releases report on HIV/AIDS efforts.
Women seeking a contraceptive method that’s effective, reversible, and doesn’t require you to fiddle with devices in the middle of a sexual encounter seem to have a myriad of options. But the majority of those options are variations on the Pill.
Remember Ralph Nader? The group he founded, Public Citizen, wants the patch taken off the market, claiming it’s too dangerous for use.
Young women deserve the truth! Today is Back Up Your Birth Control with Emergency Contraception Day and Pharmacy Access Partnership is looking to talk to – and hear from – young women about their thoughts and opinions on this safe way to prevent pregnancy.
Today, women are able to access emergency contraception, a safe, second chance option for preventing unintended pregnancy in a timely manner without a prescription. Senator Hillary Clinton is the leader that made this happen.
President Bush elevates political puppetry above public health with his appointment of Steven Galson to Acting Surgeon General.
A slew of anniversaries in August leads to reflections on lessons learned from the former FDA Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health.
Emergency Contraception was conceptualized internationally, born abroad, piloted around the world and currently marketed through a combination of both international and domestic agencies. Elizabeth Westley takes us on a worldly journey through EC’s beginnings, recent challenges and future.