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Lower bone density appears to recover in adolescent females once they stop using the injected contraceptive depot Medroxyprogesterone acetate ( DMPA ), according to a study funded by the National Inst ...


Researchers of the Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) found women using low-dose oral contraceptives are at an increased risk for a myocardial infarction or stroke while taking the pill. Howev ...


Purdue University research has showed that women who take oral contraceptives can counteract bone loss by making sure they have enough calcium in their daily diet, especially early in life. Earli ...


Human papillomavirus ( HPV ) was found to be the main risk factor associated with increased incidence of an unusual type of cervical cancer called cervical adenocarcinoma. The incidence of cervical ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has announced an update to the Ortho Evra label with the results of two separate epidemiology studies sponsored by Johnson and Johnson. These two epidemiolo ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved Lybrel, the first continuous use drug product for prevention of pregnancy. The new contraceptive, Lybrel, comes in a 28 day-pill pack with low ...


Current users of oral contraceptives are at increased risk of developing cervical cancer, however 10 years after stopping use the risk returns to that seen for never-users. Jane Green, Cancer Epide ...


Women who suffer from migraines may take at least some comfort in a recent, first-of-its-kind study that suggests a history of such headaches is associated with a significantly lower risk of breast ca ...


The European Medicines Agency ( EMA ) has now completed the review of combined hormonal contraceptives ( CHCs ), particularly of the risk of venous thromboembolism ( VTE or blood clots in veins ) asso ...


The EMA ( European Medicines Agency ) has been asked by France to review third- and fourth-generation combined oral contraceptives to determine whether there is a need to restrict the use of these med ...


In February 2014, the American Heart Association [ AHA ] /American Stroke Association [ ASA ] released their first guideline focused on stroke prevention in women. This new guideline highlights uniq ...


Previous studies of oral contraceptives and breast cancer have indicated that recent use slightly increases risk, but most studies relied on self-reported use and did not examine contemporary oral con ...


Results from the second of two replicate pivotal phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of Elagolix in premenopausal women who suffer pain from endometriosis were presented. Tria ...