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  • 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

  • Overweight Women at Beach

    Birth Control Pills and Obesity May Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects approximately 2.5 million people worldwide. Individuals who are obese and women who use birth control pills may have an increased risk of multiple sclerosis, suggest two new studies to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease […] 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