Tag: birth control

Insights in reproductive health research and practice from CompassCare's medical team.

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Add Brain Cancer to List of Risks Associated with “The Pill”

A recent study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology[1] (BJCP) aimed to prove that “oral contraceptive use influences the risks for certain cancers.” Results concluded that long-term use may increase the risk of gliomas, tumors that occur in the brain and spinal cord. This comes as a surprise to many, since estrogen and […]

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The Suggested Advantage of IUDs: Have the Risks Changed or Just Our Perception?

Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. In an attempt to “curb teen pregnancy,”[i] Golisano Children’s Hospital recently launched a campaign to promote the benefits of IUDs (intrauterine devices) over other forms of birth control. IUDs are T-shaped plastic devices with a string attached, and come in two types: hormonal and copper. Neither of the two […]

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Nearsighted? Birth Control May Escalate Vision Problems

According to the American Society of Health System Pharmacists[1], near-sighted women who begin taking oral contraceptives at or near puberty experience a greater loss in vision due to the estrogen-progestin pill’s potential to significantly change the shape of the cornea. Resulting issues include advanced myopia, astigmatism and Keratoconus. Myopia by nature progresses through adolescence and […]

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Healthy Life Choices: STD Risks and Side Effects

A woman tends to choose birth control based on what she considers to be the most convenient and effective method for her. However, it’s important to weigh carefully the risks and side effects of each method. Contraceptives were used during the month of conception in 48% of unintended pregnancies.1 Male Condom: 82-98% effective at preventing […]

Contra(miscon)ception: Are You Really in Birth “Control”?

What’s your contraceptive of choice?  Most women select their birth control method based simply on what best fits their lifestyle.  However, you might be surprised to learn that they’re not all as safe as you think.  In fact, your birth control’s safety and effectiveness depends on more than just the method you choose. The main […]