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SHINE SA Media Release: Response to ABC report on Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARCs)

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SHINE SA, Issued: 13 December 2017 SHINE SA believes that decisions about contraception should be made in conjunction with a health care professional and that everyone should have access to accurate and unbiased information to enable appropriate informed contraceptive choice. LARCs (Long Acting Reversible Contraception) including the levonorgestrel IUD1 (Mirena) and the subdermal implant...

Study: Abortion Pills Ordered Online Were Safe, But None Came With Instructions

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Rewire, Oct 10, 2017 New research shows that you can buy effective abortion pills online. This is a groundbreaking finding given that cost, travel, and onerous abortion restrictions often make in-clinic, first-trimester abortions inaccessible. In the study, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal Contraception, researchers ordered abortion pills from 20 websites, none of which required a...

Push to dispel myths about long-lasting contraception

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Guardian Australia, Tuesday 26 September 2017 11.21 AEST Misplaced concerns and myths about long-acting reversible contraceptives have prompted medical experts to release Australia’s first consensus statement, saying they are more reliable and effective than condoms or the pill. Despite their safety, efficacy and widespread use internationally, the uptake of long-acting reversible contraceptives...

Birth control: Natural methods of contraception on the rise in Australia

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ABC, 22nd July 2017 Despite the messaging around safe sex and unwanted pregnancies that dominates our discussion of sexual health, a growing number of Australians are opting to risk it. A recent study out of Monash University suggests the use of so-called natural contraception methods, like withdrawal and fertility awareness, are making a comeback. Sara Holton, a research fellow at Monash and co...

New kind of male contraceptive faces biggest hurdle: drugmakers

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The Age,  Published APRIL 2 2017 Doctors are on the cusp of launching the first new male contraceptive in more than a century. But rather than a Big Pharma lab, the breakthrough is emerging from a university start-up in the heart of rural India. Years of human trials on the injectable, sperm-zapping product are coming to an end, and researchers are preparing to submit it for regulatory approval...

Treatment guidelines after an outbreak of azithromycin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in SA

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The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 17 (2), February 2017 Abstract: Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is recognised globally as a public health threat. Dual therapy with ceftriaxone and azithromycin has been introduced in Australia and elsewhere as the first-line treatment recommendation for gonorrhoea. While there have been only sporadic reports of ceftriaxone-resistant gonococci...

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