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Small Risk Of Pill Disappears After Ten Years
Although the short term effects of the pill are well documented, less is known about the long term effects. Research in this week's BMJ reports that women who have abstained from using the pill for ten or more years incurred no more health risks than women who had never used the pill. (1999-01-08)

Mini-Pill Increases Risk Of Chronic Diabetes In Women With History Of Diabetes During Pregnancy
Women who develop diabetes during pregnancy face an increased risk of going on to develop type-2 diabetes. A new study from the University of Southern California concludes that using a birth control pill containing only the hormone progestin while breast-feeding may put these women at even greater risk of getting the chronic form of the disease. Researchers found, however, that low-dose combination birth control pills are a safe method of contraception for these women. (1998-08-12)

Poor Knowledge Of The Pill Could Be Improved With Education
Dr Paul Little et al from primary care facilities in Hampshire believe that women attending surgeries for check- ups for repeat prescriptions of the contraceptive pill should be provided with education leaflets on contraception and asked questions to help improve their knowledge. Poor knowledge of taking the pill may be responsible for one in five unwanted pregnancies. (1998-06-26)

Malthus + 200: Disastrous 'Correction' Looms
Two hundred years after the essay by T.R. Malthus that put (1998-03-25)

Age-Based Screening Is Cost-Effective Method To Control Chlamydial Infection
Screening all women younger than 30 years of age may be the most cost-effective method of stopping or limiting chlamydial infections and their consequences according to an article in the February 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. (1998-02-17)

Study Shows 27% Of Women Who Miss Two Pills Risk Pregnancy
27 percent of women in a contraceptive use study had increased risk of pregnancy because they didn't take the pill for two or more consecutive days and used no backup in the following week. Also, half of those women missed two or more pills at least twice during the three-month study. (1997-12-08)

Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders Linked To Teen Parenthood
Young people with early-onset mental illnesses--such as depression, anxiety disorders, and conduct disorders--are more likely to have children in their teenage years, according to a new study by a team of researchers at Harvard Medical School and other institutions. (1997-10-02)

Researcher Closing In On Birth Control Pill For Men
It's often been said that love is blind. Now a scientist is hoping that he has found a way to apply that old saying to a new method of family planning. Joseph Hall, a biochemist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, is unlocking the secrets of sperm, and closing in on a possible birth control pill for men. (1997-06-18)

UNC-CH Report May Affect US Foreign Aid For Family Planning
Government and private programs around the world have successfully expanded availability of family planning services, improved the quality of care offered and spread information about such practices broadly, according to a new report (1997-03-13)

Men Want To Be Involved In Family Planning, But Are Ignored
Research by Cornell professor J. Mayone Stycos shows that men throughout the world want to be involved in family planning, but are being ignored (1996-12-06)

Epilepsy Drugs Can Lead To Unplanned Pregnancy
A Johns Hopkins study has found that more than 1 in 5 neurologists and obstetricians had patients with epilepsy who developed unwanted pregnancies because their anti-epilepsy drugs interfered with their birth control pills (1996-10-01)

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