Contraceptives, Oral

Publication Title: 
BMJ clinical evidence

INTRODUCTION: Premenstrual symptoms occur in 95% of women of reproductive age. Severe, debilitating symptoms (PMS) occur in about 5% of those women. There is no consensus on how symptom severity should be assessed, which has led to a wide variety of symptoms scales, making it difficult to synthesise data on treatment efficacy. The cyclical nature of the condition also makes it difficult to conduct RCTs.

Author(s): 
Kwan, Irene
Onwude, Joseph Loze
Publication Title: 
Lancet
Author(s): 
Blackburn, E. K.
Publication Title: 
Contraception

OBJECTIVES: For female emergency department (ED) patients, we sought to assess the prevalence of contraceptive usage as well as the extent of contraceptive knowledge and to determine if demographic and sexual health history factors, comprehension of contraceptive methods and moral/religious opinions on contraception were associated with current usage of birth control pills (BCPs), prior usage of emergency contraception (EC) and frequency of condom usage.

Author(s): 
Merchant, Roland C.
Damergis, Jennifer A.
Gee, Erin M.
Bock, Beth C.
Becker, Bruce M.
Clark, Melissa A.
Publication Title: 
Contraception

BACKGROUND: The relationship between perinatal psychiatric disorders and the use of effective contraceptive methods among postpartum women served by primary care clinics has not been established. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective cohort study with 831 pregnant women recruited from 10 primary care clinics of the public sector in S„o Paulo followed up to 18 months after delivery. RESULTS: Among 701 postpartum women, 644 women (91.8%) had resumed sexual activity. Two hundred fifty-three women (39.2%) were classified as using a less effective contraception method (LECM).

Author(s): 
Faisal-Cury, Alexandre
Menezes, Paulo Rossi
Huang, Hsiang
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Author(s): 
Sandberg, E. C.
Jacobs, R. I.
Publication Title: 
The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Author(s): 
Chang, A. M.
Chick, P.
Milburn, S.
Publication Title: 
Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Author(s): 
Spanjer, J. M.
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology

OBJECTIVES: To find out if young women have specific problems with the use of contraception or contraceptive services. STUDY DESIGN: A national postal survey was conducted, RR 74%. Women aged 18-34 years (with experience of contraceptive use) were included in this report (n=1239). RESULTS: Weekly need for contraception was highest in the age group 18-24 years (61%), oral contraception being the most widely used method regardless of parity. Condoms were used by 35-37% in all age groups, either alone or combined with oral contraceptives (17% of young nulliparas).

Author(s): 
Kosunen, E.
Sihvo, S.
Koponen, P.
Hemminki, E.
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology

OBJECTIVES: To find out if young women have specific problems with the use of contraception or contraceptive services. STUDY DESIGN: A national postal survey was conducted, RR 74%. Women aged 18-34 years (with experience of contraceptive use) were included in this report (n=1239). RESULTS: Weekly need for contraception was highest in the age group 18-24 years (61%), oral contraception being the most widely used method regardless of parity. Condoms were used by 35-37% in all age groups, either alone or combined with oral contraceptives (17% of young nulliparas).

Author(s): 
Kosunen, E.
Sihvo, S.
Koponen, P.
Hemminki, E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

An ayurvedic contraceptive--pippaliyadi vati, containing equal parts of powdered seeds or fruit berries of Embelia ribes, fruit of Piper longum and borax powder was fed orally to two groups of pregnant rats: 2.5 times to one and five times to the other; the recommended dose for humans. The foetuses of mothers fed with pippaliyadi had low birth weights and were smaller in length. The mothers gained less weight during gestation. Developmental defects of soft tissues and skeletons were analyzed.

Author(s): 
Chaudhury, M. R.
Chandrasekaran, R.
Mishra, S.

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