All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘contraceptives’

Acne Drug Pulled After Women Die

The National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products (ANSM) in France this week suspended sales of an acne drug linked to the deaths of several women. The drug, Diane-35, is a hormonal acne treatment, but was begin prescribed as contraceptives to hundreds of thousands of women in France. The medication was found to have played a role …

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Birth Control Over the Counter Recommended by OB/GYNs

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently recommended that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter in drugstores, without the need for a doctor’s prescription. The group’s recommendation will be published in the December 2012 issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. No oral contraceptives are currently over the counter in the U.S. ACOG cites cost, access, and …

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Contraception Use Lower, Unintended Pregnancy Higher For Military Women, Shows Study

A new study shows that U.S. women actively serving in the military have lower reported contraception use and higher rates of unintended pregnancy than the general U.S. population. According to the study, women now make up 20% of new military recruits, 15% of active-duty military personnel, and 17% of reserve and National Guard forces. A 2005 U.S. Department of Defense …

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Rush Limbaugh ‘Slut’ Remark Sets Off Storm

On his show, Rush Limbaugh called a female Georgetown law student a “slut” and a “prostitute”. Sandra Fluke had been slated to speak at a Congressional hearing about the mandated contraception coverage debate. Fluke was denied a time slot to speak in. The hearing ended up only hearing from male speakers, leading to several congresswomen walking out of the hearing …

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