contraception

December 11, 2019

Success in animal-model test may not be easily replicated in women, endocrine expert suggests.

March 25, 2019

Experimental contraceptive decreased sperm production while preserving men's libido, study findings show.

July 30, 2018

Changes proposed to Title X policy by the Trump administration would make Planned Parenthood and other providers ineligible for federal funding.

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April 17, 2018

Yes, vasectomy cases spike during the month of the annual U.S. college basketball tourney. Recent UW Medicine-led study also showed financial and regional trends to the men's procedure.

April 16, 2018

Q&A: Fewer procedures today than in 2008 and regional variation are among study findings.

 

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March 19, 2018

Initial study results that show promise for a new birth control pill for men were presented March 18 by Dr. Stephanie Page, professor of medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.

August 3, 2017

When it comes to preventing pregnancy, women have a multitude of choices.

A new grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers led by the University of Washington to determine whether hormonal contraceptives increase women's risk of acquiring HIV.  

A global clinical trial for a hormonal contraceptive for men appeared highly effective, but was halted early because of side effects the 320 study subjects experienced – mood swings, pain at injection site, acne and more.

At companies whose health insurance plans exclude contraception coverage, female employees experienced 33 more unintended pregnancies per 1,000 women, and more unintended births and terminations.

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