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

A recent study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (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 […]

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,” 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 […]

Nearsighted? Birth Control May Escalate Vision Problems

According to the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, 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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How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost?

Abortion pill cost varies by provider.* According to Planned Parenthood, a pill abortion typically costs anywhere between $300 and $800. Similarly, the Guttmacher Institute states that in 2009, “the median cost for a medication abortion was $490 and women paid an average of $483.” The abortion pill, also known as RU-486 (or mifepristone), is used in […]