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  • FDA approves new five-year-contraceptive of Bayer

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Bayer AG’s new low dose levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) which will be marketed in the US under the brand name Kyleena™. Kyleena releases the lowest daily dose of the hormone levonorgestrel in an intrauterine system for u more

  • Long-term contraception in a single shot

    Caltech biologists have developed a nonsurgical method to deliver long-term contraception to both male and female animals with a single shot. The technique--so far used only in mice--holds promise as an alternative to spaying and neutering feral animals. The approach was developed in the lab of Bruc more

  • European Medicines Agency recommends restricting use of thiocolchicoside by mouth or injection

    The European Medicines Agency’s Committee on Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) has recommended that the authorised uses for thiocolchicoside-containing medicines for use by mouth or injection should be restricted across the European Union (EU). These medicines are now recommended only as an add-on tre more

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The Chemistry of Oral Contraceptives

You may have read in the news over the past few days about the passing of Carl Djerassi, the chemist (and later, novelist) who is best known for his discovery of the first oral contraceptive. This discovery led to something of a social revolution, putting the power of contraception firmly in the han more

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Barrier contraception

Barrier contraception Barrier contraception methods prevent pregnancy by physically preventing sperm from entering the uterus through the os in in the cervix . History The earliest recorded barrier methods are those of stem pessaries , fo ... more


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