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New implantable remote-controlled contraceptive lasts 16 years

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:46

A US start-up has come up with a new implantable contraceptive - a wireless, remote-controlled chip that can be turned on and off at the push of a button - which can last for 16 years.

Birth control pill for males will have to wait

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 23:08

Much research is underway to find a safe and effective male contraceptive pill. Though it was speculated that a male contraceptive pill is just around the corner but now people will have to wait more. Researchers have found that hormonal male contraception via testosterone does not stop the production of healthy sperm.

What influences women`s contraceptive use revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 15:47

Researchers have claimed that levels of prior sex education and moral attitudes toward contraception influence whether women use contraceptives to prevent pregnancy.

`Morning after pill` under review for being less effective for overweight women

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:33

New findings suggest that " morning after pill" emergency contraceptives may be less effective for overweight and obese women .

Soon, male contraceptive pill that blocks sperm during ejaculation

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 21:47

Scientists have said that a new male contraceptive could be on the horizon after they identified a novel way to block the transport of sperm during ejaculation.

Male contraceptive pills come closer to reality

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 16:35

A new breakthrough by an Australian scientist could finally make a male contraceptive a reality.

Morning-after pill `ineffective` when it comes to overweight women

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 15:00

A French contraceptive firm, HRS Pharma, has claimed that its morning-after pill doesn`t work for women weighing 80kg and above.

Most women keep using IUDs, contraceptive implants

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:43

More than 90 percent of women who opt for long-term reversible forms of birth control keep using them for at least six months, a new study found.

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