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Rise of contraceptive apps sparks fears over unwanted pregnancies

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Guardian, Wed 2 May 2018 00.22  Growing numbers of women are using contraceptive apps, but experts have warned they could lead to unwanted pregnancies.The Swedish app Natural Cycles, the only certified app for contraception, has seen a surge in the number of members from the UK in the past year with almost 200,000 signed up, an increase from 5,000 in 2016. Sarah Hardman, the director of the...

Reproductive health of HIV-positive women being neglected, says Swiss study

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nam/aidsmap, 06 February 2018 HIV-positive women in Switzerland are mainly relying on male condoms for contraception, investigators report in HIV Medicine. “Male condoms remained the most frequently used contraceptive method, whereas the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives was very uncommon,” note the researchers. “One in six women using contraceptives experienced an unwanted pregnancy...

Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections prevented

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aidsmap / nam,  11 January 2018 Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study has shown. The loss of life due to pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions would far outweigh the number of HIV infections prevented, according to the study...

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...

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...

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