Contraceptive Pill Items
Painful periods are increasingly common but medication can help. Doctors have long prescribed the contraceptive pill to help regulate painful, heavy periods and a 30-year study from Scandinavia focussed on testing its effectiveness.
Women have plenty of choice in terms of contraception compared to their mothers. But a US study finds newer forms of hormonal contraception affect things such as arousal, lubrication and orgasm, which should be discussed with their GP.
While every girl should know the symptoms of ovarian cancer, it will be reassuring for some to know that their risk of the disease is reduced if they take the contraceptive pill - and/or if they have carried a pregnancy to full-term.
Researchers say they have uncovered a new contraceptive for women which is more focused and safer to use. Unlike the commonly used ‘pill’ the new method is not hormonal and instead focuses on mechanisms that directly result in the release of an egg.
While many of us blame the hormones in contraceptive pills for weight gain, new research from the United States suggests this may be a myth.
Women using the contraceptive pill or injection have long feared the link between birth control and weight gain.But now research from the United States suggests glucose and insulin levels remain within a normal range with only slight increases among women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA).