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Oral contraceptives may impact aspects of arthritis in women
New research indicates that use of oral contraceptives may provide benefits for women with inflammatory arthritis. (2015-08-18)

Oral contraceptives may benefit women with asthma
New research from the November issue of Chest shows that women with asthma who are on oral contraceptives may have better outcomes than women who are not on the medication. (2009-11-05)

Progestin in oral contraceptives associated with lower risk of ovarian cancer
Oral contraceptives -- better known as birth control pills -- that contain high levels of progestin are associated with a lower risk of ovarian cancer than oral contraceptives with low progestin content, concludes a study in the Jan. 2 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2002-01-01)

New study supports view that third generation pill increases risk of blood clots
Women taking third generation oral contraceptives have a 1.7 fold increased risk of venous clotting (thrombosis) compared with those taking second generation oral contraceptives, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. Although the risks are small, they should be considered when deciding which contraceptive pill to use, report the authors (2001-07-19)

Your brain on birth control
Millions of women have been taking oral contraceptives, but little is known about whether the synthetic hormones found in the oral contraceptives have behavioural and neurophysiological effects, especially during puberty and early adolescence, which are critical periods of brain development. A uOttawa team of researchers found that oral contraceptive use is related to significant structural changes in brain regions implicated in memory and emotional processing. It also alters stress reactivity. (2020-07-28)

Risk of gallbladder disease virtually the same with newer and older types of birth control pills
The risk of gallbladder disease associated with newer types of oral contraceptives is similar to older oral contraceptives, according to an article in CMAJ. (2011-04-18)

Oral contraceptive use not linked to major birth defects
Oral contraceptive use just before or during pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, suggest the findings of a study published in The BMJ this week. (2016-01-06)

No link between oral contraceptives and myocardial infarction
There is no significantly increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) in women who use oral contraceptives, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (1999-06-11)

Birth control pills associated with breast cancer risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers
Women who carry mutations in the BRCA1 breast cancer susceptibility gene and have a history of oral contraceptive use may have an increased risk of early-onset breast cancer, according to a large-scale study in the December 4 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2002-12-03)

Over the counter contraceptive pill will not reduce unplanned pregnancies, says expert
Making the contraceptive pill available without prescription will not reduce unwanted pregnancies, says an expert in an article published on bmj.com today. (2008-12-23)

Effects of oral contraceptives on bone mineral density
As part of the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study, 524 women aged 25 -45 years completed questionnaires ad had body mass index (BMI)and bone mineral density (BMD) to determine the effect of premenopausal oral contraceptive use on BMD. (2001-10-15)

Risk of blood clots 2-fold for women with polycystic ovary syndrome on combined pill
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome who are taking combined oral contraceptives have a 2-fold risk of blood clots compared with women without the disorder who take contraceptives, states a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2012-12-03)

Birth control pills pose small but significant stroke risk
Birth control pills cause a small but significant increase in the risk of the most common type of stroke, according to a comprehensive report in the journal MedLink Neurology. For healthy young women without any stroke risk factors, the risk of stroke associated with oral contraceptives is small. But in women with other stroke risk factors, the risk is higher. (2015-09-18)

Drospirenone-containing contraceptives linked to higher risk of blood clots
The use of drospirenone-containing oral birth control pills is linked to a significantly higher risk of blood clots, both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2011-11-07)

Hormonal contraceptives affect the efficacy of exposure therapy
Psychologists at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum have studied in what way hormonal contraceptives affect the efficacy of anxiety therapy. They demonstrated that women who were on the pill benefitted less from exposure therapy than women who didn't take any oral contraceptives. Friederike Raeder, Professor Armin Zlomuzica and colleagues describe the results in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, published online on Sept. 28, 2019. (2019-10-29)

Oral contraceptive pills protect against ovarian and endometrial cancer
A comprehensive study from Uppsala University, involving more than 250,000 women, shows that oral contraceptive use protects against ovarian and endometrial cancer. The protective effect remains for several decades after discontinuing the use. The study is published in the journal Cancer Research. (2020-12-17)

Birth control pills increase risk of ischemic stroke
Oral contraceptives increase the risk of ischemic stroke, but this risk is very small among women who do not have other stroke risk factors, according to a report in the journal MedLink Neurology by Loyola Medicine stroke specialists. (2018-03-05)

Third generation pills do not increase risk of venous clotting
The newer types of combined oral contraceptive pills do not put women at increased risk of clots in the veins, contrary to previous information, a study in the BMJ shows this week. (2000-08-17)

New evidence confirms link between newer contraceptive pills and higher clot risks
A study published by The BMJ today provides new evidence to confirm the link between newer contraceptive pills and higher risk of serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism or VTE). (2015-05-26)

Study suggests newer oral contraceptives may be less harmful for women smokers
Oral contraceptives are known to increase the risk of heart problems for smokers, and new research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that might be due in part to the specific type of hormones contained in (2000-01-10)

Increased stroke risk from birth control pills
Birth control pills nearly double the risk of stroke, according to a review article in MedLink Neurology. For women who take the Pill and also smoke, have high blood pressure or have a history of migraine headaches, the stroke risk is even higher. (2009-10-26)

Oral contraceptive use associated with increased risk of breast cancer
Investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University School of Medicine have reported that African-American women who use oral contraceptives have a greater likelihood of developing breast cancer than nonusers. The study results, recently published on-line in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, were based on data from the Black Women's Health Study, a large follow-up study of 59,000 African-American women from across the US conducted by investigators at the Slone Epidemiology Center since 1995. (2010-08-03)

No Link Found Between Low-Dose Contraceptives And Stroke Risk
Women taking low-dose oral contraceptives are not at a greater risk of having a stroke, say researchers in this month's Stroke. Earlier research showed a significant -- three to five-fold -- increase in stroke risk in women taking oral contraceptives. (1998-11-05)

New study shows increased link between worsening epileptic seizures and women taking estrogen
Research presented this week draws a link between women taking estrogen-containing compounds, such as oral contraceptives, and worsening or more frequent epileptic seizures. This could have implications on what types of contraceptives doctors prescribe for women who suffer from epilepsy. (2002-12-12)

No Link Found Between Heart Attack Risk And Low-Dose Estrogen Contraceptives
Women taking low-dose estrogen oral contraceptives did not face an increased heart attack risk, according to a study. Researchers investigated whether the current generation of oral contraceptives -- which have less than half the estrogen of the older preparations -- would increase the risk of heart attack. Some previous studies had found that the older forms did carry a risk. (1998-09-14)

Good news about oral contraceptives
A new study reverses the long held notion that birth control pills increase a women's risk for breast cancer. Breast cancer experts at Johns Hopkins say these newest results confirm that taking birth control pills, even for a long time, does not appear to increase a woman's risk for breast cancer and reduces their risk for endometrial and ovarian cancers. Their editorial appears in the June 27, 2002, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. (2002-06-26)

Possible link between oral contraceptive use and risk of cervical cancer
Authors of a systematic review in this week's issue of The Lancet confirm previous findings highlighting a potential link between extended use of oral contraceptives and an increased risk of cervical cancer. However the authors stress that more research is needed to establish the extent to which women remain at an increased risk of cervical cancer after they have stopped using this form of contraception. (2003-04-03)

Obesity is risk factor for rare type of stroke in women using oral contraceptives
Obese women who used oral contraceptives appeared to have increased risk for a rare type of stroke known as a cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) compared with women of normal weight who did not use oral contraceptives, according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology. (2016-03-14)

Does the Pill affect libido by blunting a woman's sense of smell?
Italian scientists have confirmed that the Pill appears to affect a woman's sensitivity to smells In Human Reproduction they suggest this could affect libido and also that the concept of hidden ovulation in humans may need to be rethought. (2001-10-25)

Study shows oral contraceptive use by young women does not contribute to weight gain
Young women have lost one excuse in their battle against the post-adolescent bulge. Penn State College of Medicine researchers at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center recently published the results of a new, long-term study showing that oral contraceptive use during adolescence is not associated with weight gain or increased body fat. (2002-09-12)

Study confirms some contraceptive pills more likely to cause blood clots
A study published on bmj.com today confirms previous findings that certain oral contraceptive pills are more likely to cause serious blood clots than others. (2011-10-25)

UK study underlines safety of contraceptive pill for non-smokers
Latest findings from a UK study established 35 years ago to assess the health outcomes for women using the contraceptive pill during the 1970s and 1980s are published in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2003-07-17)

Oral contraceptives increase risk of stroke, but risk is generally miniscule
Oral contraceptives increase the risk of stroke, according to a broad analysis by UC San Francisco researchers, but the risk of stroke is so low in women during their reproductive years to begin with that the added risk is generally miniscule, the researchers say. (2000-07-03)

Use of some contraceptives may temporarily delay a woman's fertility from resuming
Women who stop using some forms of contraception may have to wait up to eight months before their fertility returns, suggests research published online in The BMJ. (2020-11-11)

Year-round contraceptive, elimination of menstrual cycles safe, study shows
Researchers for the first time have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of continuous-use oral contraceptives that can eliminate menstrual cycles. (2006-12-13)

The Pill may increase the risk of breast cancer according to a large study of younger women
Women who have ever used the Pill face a slightly increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to one of the largest studies on oral contraceptive use, the 3rd European Breast Cancer Conference heard on Friday 22 March. (2002-03-23)

Long-term use of oral contraceptives could increase risk of cervical cancer for women with HPV
Women who are positive for the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) could be at a three times greater risk of cervical cancer if they have used oral contraceptives for five years or longer, suggest authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. However, there is no evidence that long-term oral-contraceptive use increases the risk of cervical cancer in the absence of HPV. (2002-03-27)

AIDS research reveals a lack of family-planning programs in Uganda
University of Alberta graduate student Jennifer Heys wants to make her message clear: there needs to be more education in Ugandan communities about contraception. (2009-11-23)

Contraception in women over 40
Despite declining fertility, women over age 40 still require effective contraception if they wish to avoid pregnancy. A review article outlines the risks and benefits of various contraceptive options for these women. The article, based on current evidence and published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), is aimed at helping physicians find the best methods for their patients. (2013-03-04)

Early oral contraceptive formulations linked to breast cancer risk
Mayo Clinic scientists have found that women with a strong family history of breast cancer who had ever taken oral contraceptives, particularly those introduced prior to 1975, may have a heightened risk of breast cancer. (2000-10-09)

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