Items Tagged ‘Petra Casey’

February 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment

What Spermicide Users Should Know, But Often Don’t

By Mystery User

When Lisa Rentz decided she’d had enough of birth control pills, she walked into her local drug store and picked up something different: a vaginal contraceptive film that contains the spermicide nonoxynol-9, or n-9…For some women, like Rentz, who have been in a monogamous relationship for years with an HIV-negative partner, there is virtually no […]

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Tags: birth control, HIV-negative, nonoxynol-9, Petra Casey


December 8, 2011 · Leave a Comment

FDA revisits the safety of newer birth control drugs

By Mystery User

Birth control drugs that were heavily promoted as having fewer side effects and the ability to clear up acne and other hormonal bothers are under new scrutiny from safety regulators…Newer drugs like Yaz are no more effective than older pills, generally allowing one unplanned pregnancy per year for every 100 women. “Many women will do […]

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December 8, 2011 · Leave a Comment

US revisits safety of newer birth control drugs

By Mystery User

Birth control drugs that were heavily promoted as having fewer side effects and the ability to clear up acne and other hormonal bothers are under new scrutiny from U.S. safety regulators…Newer drugs like Yaz are no more effective than older pills, generally allowing one unplanned pregnancy per year for every 100 women. “Many women will […]

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Tags: birth control drugs, Petra Casey


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