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Health roundup: New hope for male pill

The long search for a male birth control pill is not over -- but researchers say they have a promising new lead. The researchers were testing a cancer drug in mice when they found it was able to temporarily stop sperm production.


Birth control pills may have caused 30-year-old's stroke

Nicky Reynolds of Minnesota may be one of the 11 in 100,000 women who suffer a stroke due to contraceptive pills. She was a 30-year-old school ...


Contraception could be free under health care law

Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health care law.


New "morning-after" pill effective and safe: FDA staff

A new, longer-lasting "morning-after" pill to prevent unwanted pregnancy appears to work with no unexpected side effects, U.S. health regulatory staff said in documents released on Tuesday.


Women on birth control pill may live longer

Women on birth control pill may live longer

Women who took the birth control pill beginning in the late 1960s lived longer than those never on the pill, a new study says.


Birth Control Pills Might Alter Mate Selection: Study

Birth Control Pills Might Alter Mate Selection: Study

Could birth control pills be taking human evolution in a whole new, and possibly detrimental, direction?


Birth Control Health Hazards: Popular Contraceptives Put Women At Higher Risk For Blood Clots, Strokes, Other Health Problems

But recently, the Yaz line's image has been clouded by concerns from some researchers, health advocates and plaintiffs' lawyers. They say that the drugs put women at higher risk for blood clots, strokes and other health problems than some other birth control pills do.


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