Tag Archives: IUD

Simple Intervention Cuts Unplanned Pregnancy by Half

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A single half-day training that teaches medical clinics how to provide better birth control can radically improve outcomes for patients, cutting unplanned pregnancies by half according to research published in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet. Better Birth Control Improvements … Continue reading

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Price of Top Tier Birth Control Plummets as New “Liletta” IUD Breaks Monopoly

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“When you can’t afford a choice it’s not a choice at all.”  This month, a new IUD became available to American women, and it may be a game changer, not because the design is particularly innovative but because it shatters … Continue reading

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The Junk Science and Bad Faith Behind Colorado’s IUD Controversy

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Opposition to IUD’s, like opposition to vaccines, is putting American families at risk—and a Colorado controversy shows that misguided faith and scientific ignorance are to blame. When a pilot program in Colorado offered teens state-of-the-art long acting contraceptives—IUD’s and implants—teen … Continue reading

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Intrauterine Bling — 2000 years of IUD’s, from Camel Contraceptives to Body Mod

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Picture a series of copper beads on a fine titanium alloy wire curved in a graceful sphere. It looks like an earring, but you won’t find it in a jewelry store. It’s made to go in your uterus. Intrauterine contraceptives … Continue reading

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Stupidest Budget Cuts Ever – or, Why Cutting Contraception Is Not Conservative

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 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A stitch in time saves nine. One dollar spent on contraception saves three on pregnancy and newborn care, and that is just the beginning. Nationally, we spend 11 billion taxpayer … Continue reading

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Exorcising the Dalkon Shield – Time to get over a bad (contraceptive) romance.

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This post is 3 in the series:  Twenty Times Better than the Pill.  In 2002, 26 percent of Norwegian contraceptive users relied on a long acting method that they could simply fit and forget, the IUD. In the United States, … Continue reading

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The Pill is 1965 Technology

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This post is 2 in the series: Twenty Times Better than the Pill. Futurist Sara Robinson has called modern contraception the most disruptive technology of the last hundred years. From the time our ancestors first walked out of the Great Rift … Continue reading

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