The pregnancy rate for American women between 15 and 44 dropped 12 percent between 1990 and 2009, according to a new Center for Disease Control report out today on pregnancy and abortion. In 2009, there were 102.1 pregnancies per 1,000 women, a drop from 115.8 pregnancies per 1,000 women in 1990.
Posted 12/09/13 (Mon) read more »
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) released findings from a survey of over 1,200 women ages 18 to 45, which show that women don't feel confident in their own knowledge about contraception.
Posted 11/04/13 (Mon) read more »
The debate about birth control sometimes misses an essential point; that making it available and affordable meant people could make smarter decisions about whether and when to have children.
Posted 10/21/13 (Mon) read more »
Intrauterine devices are one of the most effect forms of birth control, but are relatively underutilized, at least in the United States.
Posted 10/14/13 (Mon) read more »
The vast majority of young adults don't know about new insurance exchanges through which they will be able to buy healthcare coverage under ObamaCare, according to research from the Commonwealth Fund.
Posted 8/26/13 (Mon) read more »
Washington, D.C.; Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that two new antibiotic regimens using existing drugs; injectable gentamicin in combination with oral azithromycin, and oral gemifloxacin in combination with oral azithromycin; successfully treated gonorrhea infections in a clinical trial.
Posted 8/05/13 (Mon) read more »
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Human papillomavirus (also called HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. These HPV types can also infect the mouth and throat. Most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it
Posted 7/17/13 (Wed) read more »
In the five years since launching a nationwide human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program among girls between the ages of 12 and 26, Australia has seen a huge drop in the number of cases of genital warts, new research reveals.
Posted 6/24/13 (Mon) read more »