Contraceptives

Two new contraceptives launched by Health Ministry to aid family planning

Two new contraceptives launched by Health Ministry to aid family planning

The two new contraceptives, an injectable contraceptive MPA under the ‘Antara’ programme and a contraceptive pill, ‘Chhaya’, in the public health system will expand the basket of contraceptive choices to meet the emerging needs of couples.

Sep 05, 2017, 18:34 PM IST
World Population Day 2017: Know the advantages of injectable contraceptive

World Population Day 2017: Know the advantages of injectable contraceptive

When the first World Population Day was observed in 1990, the global population stood at a little over five billion. Now, it's over half that, measuring at about 7.6 billion.

Jul 11, 2017, 13:36 PM IST
Breast cancer: Taking contraceptives, colouring hair increase your risk

Breast cancer: Taking contraceptives, colouring hair increase your risk

A new study suggests that dying hair or using hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk of breast cancer among women.

Mar 10, 2017, 13:25 PM IST

Contraceptive pills behind 'dramatic fall in ovarian cancer deaths'

Scientists say deaths from ovarian cancer have fallen worldwide in 10 years (between 2002 and 2012), thanks to use of the contraceptive pill. They say that the trend is likely to continue in the US, European Union (EU) and, though to a smaller degree, in Japan by 2020.

Sep 06, 2016, 12:53 PM IST

Fewer Indians using contraception, despite better awareness

India's population, now estimated at 1.32 billion, is expected to surpass China's within the next six years and reach 1.7 billion by 2050, according to World Health Organisation projections.

Aug 29, 2016, 16:24 PM IST

Contraceptives with oestrogen may up Vitamin D in women

The findings, after adjusting for seasonal exposure to sunlight, showed that the use of contraceptive pills, patch or ring containing oestrogen was associated with a 20 per cent higher 25-hydroxy Vitamin D level.

Aug 05, 2016, 15:25 PM IST