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 […]

(Reuters Health) – Women who suffer from a leading cause of infertility may increase their odds of conception if they exercise and lose weight, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers compared pregnancy outcomes for 150 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition that occurs when the female body makes higher than normal amounts of testosterone […]

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 now have a surprising new reason to go on the pill. Birth control pills have been around since the 1960s, when they offered women a revolutionary degree of control over their reproductive capabilities. Over the years, the formulation of “the pill” has changed, but it remains one of the most widely used, and most […]

Using an oral contraceptive, often referred to as “the pill”, gives long-term protection against womb cancer and the longer it is used the greater the reduction in risk, scientists said on Wednesday. In an analysis of all available evidence, the researchers said an estimated 400,000 womb cancer cases had been prevented by use of the […]