Contraceptive Implants News
CDC: U.S. Teen Birth Rate Fell to Record Low in 2009
Fewer teens are having babies in the United States -- but not few enough, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although teen births dropped 37 percent nationwide over the last two decades to an all-time low in 2009, the rate is still 9 times higher than in
Implantable Birth Control Known to Go Missing
Implanted and embedded birth-control devices are among the latest contraceptives to hit the market. Depending on a woman’s preference, the small, seemingly invisible pieces can be inserted in the uterus, or even lodged under the skin of the forearm. Get it and forget it, say...
Pregnancy Scare in the U.K. Implicates Implanon
The nearly 600 unwanted pregnancies in women using the long-term contraceptive Implanon have called the supposedly high efficacy rates of the device into question, but device-maker Merck & Co. and British health officials hold it's no news flash that contraceptives don't work 100 percent of the
U.S. Woman Wants to Pay Brit Addicts $300 to Get Sterilized
Project Prevention Claims It Has 100 British Addicts Ready to Take the Cash
Birth Control Goes to the Dogs
A New, Reversible Birth Control Option for Dogs May One Day Replace Neutering
New Birth Control Implant Approved by FDA
Among the 38 million American women using some form of birth control, some have waited patiently for a new implantable contraceptive device to become available to them. On Tuesday, the women got their wish. The FDA approved Implanon, a progestin-only contraceptive that is effective for three years
New FDA Approved Birth Control : Right For You?
Medical Correspondent John McKenzie provides answers about Implanon following a teleconference by Scott Monroe, M.D., acting director of the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Products at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research in the Food and Drug Administration. How is Implanon inserted?
Male Contraceptive Implant Gets Trial Run
It's a birth-control option men can't forget to take. Dutch pharmaceutical company Organon has begun clinical trials into what it hopes will be long-term, reliable, safe, and reversible hormonal contraception for men. What makes this contraceptive option different is that instead of a pill, tiny