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Essure contraceptive device: Hazard Alert from TGA

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Therapeutic Goods Administration, August 30, 2017
Consumers and health professionals are advised that Australasian Medical and Science Ltd (AMSL), in consultation with the TGA, has issued a hazard alert for Essure. AMSL is also recallingunused stock and withdrawing the device from the Australian market.

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Contraception for women living with violence

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Children by Choice, Last modified on: 22 May 2017 Contraceptive use is often compromised for women living with violence.  Contraceptive options that are safe and appropriate for one woman may not work for another. If you’re working with women experiencing violence, it’s important to explore each woman’s unique circumstances and draw on her own knowledge to assess the degree of comfort...

U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline, Improvements in Contraceptive Use Credited

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Guttmacher Institute, January 17, 2017 For the first time since 1975, the number of abortions in the United States dropped under one million (958,700 in 2013 and 926,200 in 2014). The abortion rate also continued to decline. Improved contraceptive use in recent years has led to a decline in the U.S. unintended pregnancy rate, suggesting that women are increasingly able to plan their pregnancies...

Uptake of long-acting, reversible contraception in three remote Aboriginal communities: a population-based study

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Med J Aust 2016; 205 (1): 21-25. doi: 10.5694/mja16.00073 Objective: To assess the use, effectiveness and acceptance of prescribed contraception in three remote Western Australian Aboriginal communities Conclusion: The high uptake of LARCs in these communities is consistent with international recommendations about contraception use. High acceptability was reflected in excellent continuation rates...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance: United States

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 10, 2016 The CDC has released the report: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance —  United States 2015. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System monitors six categories of priority health behaviors among youth and young adults: 1) behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; 2) tobacco use; 3) alcohol and other drug use; 4) sexual...

No waiting game: Immediate birth control implant post-partum is more cost-effective

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Yale News, June 8, 2015
Women who have just given birth are often motivated to prevent a rapid, repeat pregnancy. For those who prefer a contraceptive implant, getting the procedure in the hospital immediately after giving birth is more cost-effective than delaying insertion to a 6-8 week postpartum visit, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.
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