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Women using birth control pills prone to breast cancer risk

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 14:34

A new study has revealed that women, who recently used birth control pills with high-dose estrogen are prone to increased risk for breast cancer.

Effective oral contraceptives for obese women soon

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:47

Obese women who use oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy can now heave a sigh of relief as researchers have identified ways to make birth control pills more effective.

Good bacteria that protects against HIV identified

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 14:23

The health of the human vagina depends on a symbiotic/mutually beneficial relationship with "good" bacteria that live on its surface feeding on products produced by vaginal skin cells.

Tests to start on vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 10:22

Clinical trials are to begin soon on a new vaginal ring that promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes, US researchers said Wednesday.

Oral contraceptives up women`s chances of developing multiple sclerosis

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 17:18

A new study has revealed that women who take oral contraceptives are at higher risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).

US abortion rate hits lowest level since 1973: Study

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 11:27

The abortion rate in the United States dipped to its lowest since 1973, coinciding with a steep decline in overall pregnancy and birth rates.

Taking oral contraceptives can cause glaucoma in women

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 14:02

A new study has suggested that that women who have taken oral contraceptives for three or more years are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma.

Scientists create dissolvable condom to protect against HIV

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 14:26

Researchers have developed a female condom which they claim can protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV by dissolving inside the body and releasing chemicals.

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