Though many women have said that hormonal contraceptive methods affect their mood, research has shown mixed results. A new study found that young women using the birth control pill and other hormonal methods were no more likely to be depressed than other young women. Other experts, however, are skeptical of the study’s approach and results.
An appellate court this week ruled that Illinois cannot force pharmacies or pharmacists to sell EC. The New York City Department of Education, meanwhile, is offering it to students. And ACOG recommends IUDs and Implants for teens.
Once a very unpopular method of contraception, the IUD is making a comeback as an increasing number of women adopt this method of contraception. A new study suggests that this is due to product improvements, increased access, and a better reputation, among other factors.
The Copper IUD as a form of emergency contraception? Researchers say it’s almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy if inserted five days after unprotected sex. But, honestly, is it feasible for most women to run to their doctor and have an IUD inserted “asap”?!
With the recent passage of the most extreme state immigration law in the country, immigration advocates are speaking up about why the Arizona law is a women’s health and rights issue as much as anything else.
Conflicting messages on IUDs abound. How do you know who’s right, and why are so many people telling you different things? Providers at Planned Parenthood of New York City, who regularly do IUD insertions, weigh in.
I’ve been looking for a new form of birth control for a while. The pill
never really interested me—I was on it for nearly a year in high
school, but the side effects, along with actually remembering to take
it—made it more difficult than helpful.
Doctors and nurses are confused about IUDs, and they send confusing messages to us.
A roundup of the most sustainable methods of birth control.
Until preventative health care is a reality for everyone in this country, clinic doctors and nurses should view an EC visit as an opportunity for sensitive outreach.