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Africa At The Turning Point
Sub-Saharan Africa is at a critical turning point in its efforts to address the dual challenge of rapid population growth and poor reproductive health, according to a new Population Action International study, entitled (1998-05-03)

Hormone Releasing Intrauterine Device May Be An Alterative To Hysterectomy
In trials, a hormone releasing intrauterine treatment to help excessive menstrual bleeding led to two thirds of women cancelling their planned hysterectomy. The Finnish study concludes that the device is an effective alternative to hysterectomy, particularly as many sufferers wish to maintain fertility. (1998-04-10)

Common Mutations Linked To Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer
Women with common variations in the class of enzyme known as glutathione S-transferase (GST), which detoxify carcinogens, have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. (1998-03-31)

Biotech Approach To Feral Cat Problem Devised
A student in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine has used a summer fellowship grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation (Morristown, NJ) to develop a genetically engineered bacterium to serve as an oral contraceptive that may one day help solve a major animal overpopulation problem. (1998-02-18)

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)

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)

NIAID Evaluates N-9 Film As Microbicide
A large two-year study supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases showed that vaginal contraceptive film containing nonoxynol-9 had no effect on transmission of HIV/AIDS, gonorrhea or chlamydia infections when provided as part of an overall HIV/STD prevention program (1997-04-03)

Melatonin May Ease Insomnia Associated With Depression In Lag Period Before Antidepressants Take Effect
Northwestern University Medical School researchers have launched a study to determine the effectiveness of melatonin to relieve insomnia in the initial weeks of Prozac¨ therapy. They believe the hormone melatonin may not only improve sleep but also diminish depression that has been exacerbated by sleep deprivation (1997-03-13)

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)

UW Research May Lead To Contraceptive Gel To Prevent Chlamydia--The Most Prevalent Sexually Transmitted Disease
A University of Washington study may point the way to development of a contraceptive gel to prevent transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis, the most common cause of sexually transmitted disease. The findings, reported in the mid-December Journal of Clinical Investigation, identify the structure by which chlamydia bacteria attach to and infect cells. (1996-12-18)

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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