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  • IUD

    Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Like IUDs and Hormonal Implants Increasingly Popular

    Over the past decade, more American women have chosen long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) like intrauterine devices (IUDs) and subdermal hormonal implants for birth control, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An IUD or coil is a small, usually T-shaped contraceptive device that is inserted into the uterus. Two […] More

  • Birth Control Shot

    Birth Control Shot Linked to Increased HIV Risk

    Approximately 41 million women use an injectable form of hormonal birth control, more commonly referred to as the birth control shot. Now a new review from researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have linked the use of the shot to an increased risk of HIV. Injectable hormonal contraception such as depot medroxyprogesterone acetate […] More

  • Pregnancy and Tubal Ligation

    Medicaid Policies Block Low-Income Women from Tubal Ligation

    Tubal ligation, the most popular method of female sterilization, is highly protective against unwanted pregnancies. However, current Medicaid policies create roadblocks for low-income women who wish to undergo the procedure, argues a review written by researchers from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and other institutions in the United States as published in the […] More