Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, March 6, 2016. Picture taken March 6, 2016. Reuters/Alvin Baez Only a small fraction of contraceptives donated in Puerto Rico to prevent Zika-related birth defects are expected […]

U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick fired off allegations that Bayer HealthCare’s contraceptive device Essure is directly related to 303 fetal deaths.

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(Reuters Health) – U.S. public health funding – which covers things like disease prevention, cancer screenings, contraceptives and vaccines – has been steadily falling in recent years and is expected to keep going down, a recent study projects. Real, inflation-adjusted public health expenditures surged from $39 per capita in 1960 to $281 per capita in […]

Women implanted with Bayer AG’s Essure permanent contraception device were more than 10 times more likely to require post-procedure surgery than those who underwent laparoscopic sterilization, a study published on Tuesday found. The findings could cast additional doubt on the safety of the Bayer device, which was approved in 2002 as an alternative to surgical […]

Builds on Current Momentum Towards Broadening Access to This Contraceptive Option for Women Across the Globe   September 24, 2015 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time   NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pfizer Inc. announced today that the company’s injectable contraceptive, Sayana® Press (medroxyprogesterone acetate), is now available to women in the United Kingdom (UK) for administration by self-injection. […]

U.S. health experts will review the potential risks of Bayer AG’s permanent contraceptive device, Essure, on Thursday in light of growing complaints over possible side effects, and consider whether its use should be restricted.   The Food and Drug Administration made public on Tuesday the questions it would like addressed by an advisory panel of […]

Women who use oral contraceptives during their reproductive years may gain long-term protection against endometrial cancer, a review of previous research suggests. Researchers analyzed 36 studies including more than 140,000 women from around the world. They found that every five years of taking birth control pills was linked to a 24 percent reduction in the […]

Women who choose IUDs for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) tend to keep the devices over several years, suggesting they’re satisfied with that method, according to a new U.S. study. Women in the St. Louis, Missouri area who chose long-acting methods like an intrauterine device (IUD) or an implant that’s placed under the skin were more […]