birth control

How men, women use condoms differently

There's a lot to learn when you're getting intimate with a new partner: What turns them on? What's off the table? And what steps will you take toward a safer sexual encounter?

Combined birth control may reduce ovarian cancer risk

Use of contemporary birth control pills, patches or rings that contain both estrogen and progestin was linked to a reduced risk for ovarian cancer in women of reproductive age, according to a new study published in the medical journal BMJ.

Drugmaker recalls birth control pills

The maker of Taytulla birth-control treatment issued a nationwide recall in the United States on Tuesday over concerns that misplaced capsules in pill packs could cause unintended pregnancies.

FDA tightens restrictions on Essure birth control device

Since it was approved to go on the market in 2002, Essure, an implantable permanent contraceptive device, has been plagued by controversy. Thousands of women have filed grievances with the US Food and Drug Administration about unintended pregnancies, miscarriages, stillbirths, severe pain and bleeding.