TagIntrauterine Devices (IUDs)

New clinical guidelines to help with heavy menstrual bleeding

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ABC Health & Wellbeing, 20/10/2017 25 percent of Australians who menstruate experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Now, new guidelines for doctors will help ensure these people have access to the best available treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding. Professor Anne Duggan, senior medical advisor at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, said some patients were not being...

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...

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...

Mirena IUD effective for seven years: new study

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Dr Jennifer Gunter, September 10 2016 The Mirena intrauterine system (IUS), the IUD with the hormone levonorgestrel, is a highly effective method of contraception currently approved for five years. Some data suggests that it probably good for six years, but a new study tells us with a good degree of confidence that the Mirena is safe and effective for seven years.  The study was funded by UNDP/...

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...

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