Low-Dose Levonorgestrel IUDs Highly Effective Even After 3 Years of Use

Low-dose levonorgestrel IUDs are safe and effective in preventing pregnancy,and their use could be expanded among women who have not yet had children.


Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants effectively prevent pregnancy at least 1 year beyond their approved duration of use.

Opioid use in women of reproductive age should be better monitored, and physicians should be more judicious in their prescribing, says a CDC report.

A history of hormonal contraceptive use in younger women for 5 years or more was found to be associated with a possible increased risk of glioma.

A meta-analysis shows use of hormonal contraception, compared with nonhormonal or no contraception, ups the risk of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa.

Voters in North Dakota sent a clear message that health care decisions, from pregnancy to end-of-life care, must involve only patients and their physicians.

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa rightly has become a world health crisis. But there are other casualties of the outbreak that we don't hear much about.

A consequence of Measure 1, which may or may not be a "personhood" amendment, is that IVF and other infertility services in North Dakota will end.


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