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Curbing teen pregnancy rates will take more than just access to contraception. Image of pregnant women via Coffeemill/www.shutterstock.com

How to bring the teen pregnancy rate down

Teen pregnancy is a public health problem in the United States. According to 2010 estimates, girls aged 15-19 years accounted for 614,000 pregnancies in the US. An additional 11,000 pregnancies were recorded…
Why should women not be in charge of their own contraception if it’s safe for them to do so? anoldent/Flickr

Do we really need prescriptions for the contraceptive pill?

Women using the contraceptive pill currently require a prescription from a doctor and to return once a year to renew it. But recent research suggests the relative safety of this oral contraceptive means…
A vaginal ring could one day prevent pregnancy and STIs… but it’s still a long way off. Flickr/dhammza

Preventing pregnancy and STIs: the quest for the ultra contraceptive

By 2020, 1.2 billion people or 16% of the world’s population will be entering their childbearing years, with 90% of these in the developing world. Along with education, the availability of effective contraception…
Some women question the long-term impact of the contraceptive pill on their fertility. J. Stephen Conn

Monday’s medical myth: the pill affects long-term fertility

The combined oral contraceptive pill is the most popular form of contraception in Australia and is taken by an estimated 100 million women worldwide. The pill’s most obvious use is to prevent pregnancy…
A controversial article in Lancet suggests nuns should be prescribed the contraceptive pill to help reduce their high rates of cancer. AAP

Catholic church urged to give nuns the pill to protect against cancer

The Catholic church should freely distribute the contraceptive pill to its almost 95,000 nuns in order to reduce their “greatly increased risk” of developing female-specific cancers, a paper published…

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