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Women Denied an Abortion Endure Mental Health Toll: Study

Posted 14 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 – Women who are denied an abortion may suffer anxiety and low self-esteem, a new analysis indicates. In contrast, the researchers found no indication that having an abortion increased the risk for near- or long-term psychological problems. "Our study found that denying women an abortion has negative consequences to their mental health and well-being in the short-term,"...

FDA Explains Pros, Cons of Permanent Birth Control

Posted 18 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2016 – Women need to carefully consider the benefits and risks of permanent birth control devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency recently introduced labeling changes for one such device called Essure. It consists of flexible metal coils that are implanted into the fallopian tubes, which carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. Within about three...

Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again

Posted 15 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 – Women who experience migraines have more than double the risk of suffering a stroke, new research shows. The finding adds evidence to the suspected link between these two conditions. Although it's not yet clear why this connection may exist, study lead author Dr. Cecil Rambarat said it's important for health care providers to be aware of the link. "This is important...

More U.S. Women Hope for Motherhood, With 2 Kids Ideal

Posted 13 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 – More American women want to become mothers, and their dream family consists of two children, a new U.S. government report shows. Half of women aged 15 to 44 expect to have a child at some point, according to a 2013-2015 national survey. That's up from 2002, when only 46 percent of women said they anticipated motherhood. "Women who have not yet had any children, younger...

'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk

Posted 28 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 – Women who use hormonal methods for birth control, such as "the pill," may have a slightly higher risk of developing depression – and teenagers may be most vulnerable, a large study suggests. Researchers said the findings confirm the link between hormonal birth control and depression symptoms. However, the association does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship....

FDA Approves Bayer's Kyleena (Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System) for Prevention of Pregnancy for up to Five Years

Posted 22 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

WHIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Bayer announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Kyleena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 19.5 mg, a progestin-containing intrauterine system (IUS), for the prevention of pregnancy for up to five years.1 Kyleena will be available by prescription only in October 2016. "Data show that the use of effective,...

Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do

Posted 3 May 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 – While doing your spring cleaning, don't just toss out expired or unused prescription medications. Unwanted drugs need to be properly disposed of to reduce the risk of abuse or accidental use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Follow disposal instructions on the drug label or patient information that came with the medicine. Don't put medicines down the sink or...

FDA Approves Liletta (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) to Prevent Pregnancy for up to Three Years

Posted 27 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

DUBLIN and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, and Medicines360, a nonprofit women's health pharmaceutical company, today announced the approval of Liletta (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by women to prevent pregnancy for up to three years....

FDA Approves Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraceptive For Use Without A Prescription For All Women Of Child-Bearing Potential

Posted 21 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

June 20, 2013 – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has approved the use of Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) as a nonprescription product for all women of child-bearing potential. This action complies with the April 5, 2013 order of the United States District Court in New York to make levonorgestrel-containing emergency contraceptives available as an over-the-counter (OTC)...

FDA Approves Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraceptive Without a Prescription for Women 15 Years of Age and Older

Posted 6 May 2013 by Drugs.com

April 30, 2013 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has approved an amended application submitted by Teva Women’s Health, Inc. to market Plan B One-Step (active ingredient levonorgestrel) for use without a prescription by women 15 years of age and older. After the FDA did not approve Teva’s application to make Plan B One-Step available over-the-counter for all females ...

U.S. FDA Approves Bayer's Skyla (Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System) 13.5 mg For Prevention Of Pregnancy For Up To Three Years

Posted 11 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

WAYNE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Skyla (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 13.5 mg, a new hormone-releasing system that is placed in the uterus for the prevention of pregnancy for up to three years.1 "Research shows that nearly 50 percent of pregnancies in the U.S....

FDA Medwatch Alert: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Oral Contraceptives: Recall - Packaging Error

Posted 16 Sep 2011 by Drugs.com

includes Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem, Tri-Previfem ISSUE: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals issued a nationwide, retail-level recall of multiple lots of oral contraceptives because a packaging error may result in the daily regimen for these products being incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for...

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