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New Survey Reveals Providers Not Doing Enough to Educate Women on Birth Control Options

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 Long-Term, Extremely Positive Effects Of Birth Control In America

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 »

It's Time To Rediscover The IUD, Women's Health Advocates Say

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 »

Study: Young adults unaware of ObamaCare options

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 »

Results from Exciting New Clinical Trial Show Promise for Gonorrhea

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 »

From Broken Condoms to Pill Tampering: The Realities of Reproductive Coercion

Posted 7/29/13 (Mon) read more »

Link to HPV Powerpoint

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 »

HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study

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 »

IUDs Safe For Teens, Study Says

Some doctors are still reluctant to prescribe intrauterine devices, but they are perfectly safe for teens, according to one of the largest studies to date that looks at IUD safety among adolescents and older women.

Posted 4/16/13 (Tue) read more »

A Push for HPV Vaccinations

The government recommended years ago that all adolescent girls get a vaccine to protect against cervical cancer. But nearly seven years after it first came to market, an overwhelming majority of girls have yet to be inoculated.

Posted 4/01/13 (Mon) read more »

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