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Birth control
Written By: DoctorNDTV Team
  Contraception is the voluntary limiting of producing offspring by artificial methods. It is done to restrict the number of ...
Birth control pills (Oral Contraceptives)
Written By: DoctorNDTV Team
  Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) are a method of birth control that uses hormones to prevent pregnancy.
Vasectomy
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  A vasectomy is a permanent method of birth control for males. In this method, the tubes that carry sperms from the testes to the ...

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News
 
IUD safe right after abortion, miscarriage
New England Journal of Medicine, June 2011
Women offered an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control at the same time they're having a uterine aspiration due to ...
 
Birth control pill not linked to heart attacks
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism,February 2011
Contrary to earlier signs that women on the pill have a higher risk of heart disease, a recent review found no link between heart ...
 
Contraceptives lower ovarian cancer risk
Annals of Epidemiology, December 2010
Birth control pills have long been known to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, but recent research suggests that any type of ...
 
Birth control and blood glucose levels
Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 2010
Injectable and oral birth control levels do not significantly affect a woman's fasting glucose and insulin levels.
 
Contraceptives less effective in overweight women
ANI
Some birth control methods, such as the pill, might be less effective in obese women, while others, such as those given using a ...
 

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Questions & Answers
 
Which age group is most vulnerable to cervical cancer?
Answer By: Dr B Shakuntala Baliga MD (AIIMS), FICOG - Thursday, March 11, 2010
  I am a 28 years old female. We are organising a cervical cancer awareness programme in our office and for that purpose, we ...
Why am I having delayed periods?
Answer By: Dr Anuj Sharma - Saturday, January 30, 2010
  I am a 26 years old unmarried woman, 5.3 feet tall and my weight is 70 kg. I had missed a period five months back but got the ...
Why am I having continuous bleeding for 20 days?
Answer By: Prof Mini Sood - Monday, December 21, 2009
  I am a 25 years old woman married since 3.5 years and had polycystic ovaries due to which I was not conceiving for about 1.5 ...
Why is my daughter having irregular periods?
Answer By: Prof Mini Sood - Saturday, November 7, 2009
  My 13 years old daughter started getting her periods 2 years ago. Since then she has been having irregular periods and ...
Why am I having repeated miscarriages?
Answer By: Prof Mini Sood - Monday, September 28, 2009
  I am a 22 years old woman who has had three miscarriages. After my third miscarriage, the doctor put me on Ortho Evra to ...

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Health Tips
 
Use condoms to prevent AIDS
HIV/AIDS, Tuesday, May 26, 2009
 
Condoms prevent sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS apart from their use for birth control.

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Experiences
 
BIRTH CONTROL PILLS cause PULMONARY EMOBOLISMS!
Sent by: Star, Sunday, June 24, 2007
 
I was taking Birth Control Pills for ovanian cysts (unable to have children)for about 1-1 1/2 year. I spent 1/2 month in a ...

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