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This Morning viewers fury over contraceptive implant given to kids

Mothers Rachel Halliwell and Rebecca Jane appeared on the ITV show today after it was revealed more than 10,500 underage girls had been given the device in the past two years.

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Contraceptive implants are being given to girls as young as 12 on the NHS

More than 10,500 underage girls have been given contraceptive implants on the NHS in the past two years.

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Mother, 25, recalls the moment her badly-fitted Mirena contraceptive nearly killed her

When Shannon Hubbard decided to have a Mirena fitted after having her third child, little did she know that the contraceptive would nearly kill her and leave her unable to have more children.

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Contraceptive pill for men is closer to development

A contraceptive pill for men has come a step closer to development. Taken daily like the female Pill, it switches off a man’s testosterone and the hormones that cause sperm production.

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The pioneering contraceptive ball that could replace coils

A pioneering contraceptive ball is being hailed as a safe and comfortable alternative to metal coils for thousands of British women.

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Swedish agency says Natural Cycles contraceptive app investigation is ongoing

In early January, the contraceptive app Natural Cycles was being blamed for 37 unwanted pregnancies. Natural Cycles claims the Swedish Medical Product Agency has closed all individual reports, but the MPA confirmed the investigation is still ongoing. The post Swedish agency says Natural Cycles...

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The New Rules on Contraceptive Coverage

In a new rule about coverage of contraception, the Trump administration argues that birth control is bad for your health. But it’s a claim that doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. That’s the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage. This episode was adapted from a column Aaron wrote for the Upshot. Links t...

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Young Tunstall woman 'was killed by contraceptive pill'

Abbey Parkes (pictured), 20, from Tunstall in Staffordshire, had been taking Logynon for six years when she suffered a cardiac arrest at her home.

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Male contraceptive 'hydrogel' passes test in rhesus monkeys

A new type of male contraceptive that blocks the flow of sperm effectively prevented pregnancy in female monkeys, a new study finds.

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New male contraceptive has 100% success rate

A male contraceptive jab more effective than the Pill has been found to prevent pregnancy for up to two years, in a dramatic new scientific breakthrough. It is scheduled to be trialed as early as next year.


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