Male Birth Control Pill Moves 'Step Closer' Following Safety Trial

March 19, 2018

Suppression of follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone was reported for all subjects in the P400mg group and 12 of 13 subjects in the C400mg group. No significant change was seen in mood.

Progestin-Only Contraceptives and Depression: Is There a Link?

By February 28, 2018

Study quality was graded according to the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tools.

Toxic Plant Extract Shows Promise in Early Male Birth Control Studies

February 02, 2018

While the male hormonal birth control pill option is in clinical human trials and likely closer to market, it has several potential side effects: In addition to potentially causing weight gain and changes in libido.

Oral Contraceptive Balcoltra Gets FDA Approval

By January 17, 2018

Balcoltra is the only branded contraceptive that combines levonorgestrel 0.1mg and ethinyl estradiol 20mcg with ferrous bisglycinate 36.5mg.

Live-birth rates similar among ovulating women undergoing fresh- or frozen-embryo transfer

January 11, 2018

No differences were observed in live-birth rate, rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, overall pregnancy loss, or ongoing pregnancy incidents between ovulatory women with infertility who received frozen-embryo or fresh-embryo transfers.

PMS/PMDD: A Review of Treatment Options

By January 04, 2018

Recent data regarding the treatment of premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMS/PMDD) has "triaged therapy options into first, second, third, and last lines."

Few CA Pharmacies Offer RPh-Prescribed Contraception, Despite Law

By December 13, 2017

The law, enacted in 2013 and implemented in 2016, allows pharmacists to prescribe birth control to increase access to oral contraceptives, patches, rings, and injections for women.

Hormonal Contraceptives and Breast Cancer: What's the Link?

December 07, 2017

Findings from nationwide study in Denmark show small absolute increase in breast cancer risk

IUD Use and Cervical Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

By November 09, 2017

The data showed women who used IUD had a lower occurrence of cervical cancer (odds ratio [OR] 0.64, 95% CI: 0.53-0.77).

ACOG: Recommendations for LARC Initiation and Management

October 26, 2017

Insertion of IUD should be offered after first-trimester uterine aspiration, on same day as abortion

Lidocaine Found to Reduce Pain During IUD Insertion

September 11, 2017

Researchers randomized 95 adolescents and young women (ages 14 to 22) receiving a 13.5-mg levonorgestrel IUD to either a 10-mL 1% lidocaine paracervical block or a sham block.

Does Timing of Postpartum IUD Insertion Impact Breastfeeding Outcomes?

By September 07, 2017

Patients were randomized (1:1) to receive immediate device insertion postpartum (n=132) or delayed device insertion (n=127), which occurred 4-12 weeks postpartum

Oral Contraceptives May Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

August 21, 2017

The researchers found that ever and past OC users had a reduced risk of anticitrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA)-positive RA compared with never users.

Targeting Premenstrual Breakthrough of Depression with OCs: Is it Effective?

By August 18, 2017

Premenstrual exacerbation (PME) of depression has been found to occur in roughly two-thirds of women with depressive disorders.

Contraindication Added to OCs, Other Ethinyl Estradiol-Containing Drugs

By August 10, 2017

The concomitant use of HCV drug combinations containing ombitasvir, paritaprevir/ritonavir, with or without dasabuvir is contraindicated due to the potential for liver enzyme elevations.

Dimethyl Fumarate and Oral Contraceptives: Drug Interactions Explored

By August 08, 2017

Delayed-release DMF exerts anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis, a disease that often develops in women between the ages of 20 and 40.

Liletta Approved to Prevent Pregnancy for up to Four Years

By August 07, 2017

The FDA's approval of the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) was based on efficacy and safety data from the ongoing Phase 3 ACCESS IUS trial.

ACOG: Recommendations for Counseling Teens About Contraception

July 27, 2017

Ob-gyns should address contraceptive needs, expectations, and concerns, regardless of patient age

Obtaining OTC Emergency Contraception May Still Be Tough for Teens

July 05, 2017

'Mystery shopper' study found pharmacists still refusing sales

CDC: Teen Birth Rates Reach Record Low

July 05, 2017

CDC researchers used birth records for nearly 100% of the births in the United States in 2016. The teen birth rate was 20.3 births per 1,000 female teens in 2016, compared to 41.5 births per 1,000 in 2007, according to the report.

NDA Resubmitted for Twirla Contraceptive Patch

By June 28, 2017

In the NDA resubmission, the Company included safety and efficacy data from the Phase 3 trial SECURE, the manufacturing information, and a summary response to the CRL.

HIV Prevention Among HIV-Discordant Couples Trying to Conceive

By June 01, 2017

A review of recent data showed that insemination with sperm from an HIV-negative donor is the safest option for a discordant couple where the woman does not have HIV but the man is HIV-positive.

Birth Control Pills Recalled Due to Out of Sequence Tablets

By May 30, 2017

Mibelas 24 Fe is an oral contraceptive indicated to prevent pregnancy in women who choose to use oral contraceptives.

Contraceptive ID'd as Culprit in Patient with Shortness of Breath, Chest Pain

By May 30, 2017

While IUD displacement has been discussed in the literature, the authors could not find a similar case which showed a displaced IUD reaching the diaphragm and causing chest pain.

Generic Minastrin 24 Fe Available

By March 16, 2017

The product is available in blister cards containing 28 tablets (24 active tablets containing 1mg of NA and 20mcg of EE and 4 non-hormonal placebo pills containing 75mg of Fe).

New Review Makes the Case for OTC Oral Contraceptives

By March 14, 2017

Researchers stated that there is a need for improved contraceptive access for teens, as proven by the increase in use of hormonal emergency contraceptives after the FDA approved the OTC availability under Plan B in 2012.

How Long Does Zika Virus Stay in the Body?

February 16, 2017

Even though Zika virus was found to linger for 3 months in semen, scientists say recommendations urging abstinence, condoms for 6 months after infection should still be followed.

Contraceptive, AED Choice May Impact Unintended Pregnancy Rate in Epilepsy

By February 08, 2017

In a study of female patients with epilepsy, retrospective data found that unintended pregnancy was common and varied by contraceptive type and antiepileptic drug (AED) stratification. Full findings are published in Neurology.

Gel-Based Alternative to Traditional Vasectomy in the Works

February 08, 2017

Primate study shows injected gel may one day be alternative to traditional vasectomy

Preterm Risk Up For Subsequent Births After Pregnancy Termination

January 17, 2017

A short interpregnancy interval after termination of pregnancy is associated with increased risk of preterm birth in subsequent birth, according to a study published in the February issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.