Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by BySheila Kaplan July 20, 2018 Bayer announced on Friday that it would discontinue sales of its Essure birth control implant by the end of the year, bowing to a lengthy campaign by health advocates and thousands of women to get the device off the market. The implant has had a troubled history. It has been the subject of an estimated 16,000 lawsuits or claims filed by women who reported severe injuries, including perforation of the uterus and the fallopian tubes. Several deaths, including of a few infants, have also been attributed to the device or to complications from it. Bayer said its decision to halt sales of the device was not related to the litigation or safety issues, but to a decline in use as women chose other options. Bayer has repeatedly denied that the implant is dangerous or caused … [Read more...] about Bayer Will Stop Selling the Troubled Essure Birth Control Implants
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by BySheila Kaplan July 20, 2018 Bayer announced on Friday that it would discontinue sales of its controversial Essure birth control implant by the end of the year. The device has been problematic for years, prompting lawsuits from thousands of women who claim the metal implant caused severe injuries, including perforation of the uterus and the fallopian tubes. In April, after meeting with advocates for women who say they were injured by Essure, the Food and Drug Administration required Bayer to limit sales to doctors’ offices and medical practices that agreed to fully inform women about the product’s risks. At that time, the agency said that from 2002, when Essure was approved, through the end of 2017, it had received nearly 27,000 reports of adverse events — although the F.D.A. noted that some might … [Read more...] about Bayer Will Stop Selling Essure Birth Control Implants
Female birth control pills have been on the market since 1960, but there are no equivalent options for men In the past, attempts to create a safe hormonal contraceptive with few side effects have failedA promising new study offers a solution that targets sperm instead of hormonesThroughout history, men have relied on various contraceptive methods, to varying degrees of success: condoms, the lunar calendar, the pull-out method, etc. But even though birth control pills for women have been on the market for more than 50 years, scientists have yet to develop a viable option for men. Now, researchers are apparently developing a male birth control pill that works to stop your little swimmers, from, well, swimming. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below According to a study in the journal PLOS ONE, this potential form of birth control uses a chemical compound called EP055 to make sperm slower, and therefore less likely to implant an egg. In the study, researchers injected male macaque … [Read more...] about New Male Birth Control Could Literally Make Your Sperm Stop Swimming
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nine years ago, Angie Firmalino was implanted with a permanent contraceptive device called Essure. The procedure, she says, was "extremely painful," and the discomfort she felt even months later — fevers, achy joints, constant bleeding — was nearly debilitating. Firmalino eventually took her concerns to a doctor, who did an ultrasound and discovered that the implant, originally inserted in her fallopian tubes, had become dislodged and migrated to her uterus. She was shocked. After the appointment, “I sat in my car and cried,” Firmalino, 45, of Tannersville, New York, said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. Firmalino later had the device removed, but that procedure left behind metal fragments that ravaged her reproductive system. She was alarmed that other women, unaware of the potential dangers, were still receiving the Essure implant. She … [Read more...] about Women sounded alarm on Essure birth control device. Now the FDA is cracking down.
Ever switched birth control, only to find yourself suddenly feeling super depressed? It's not an uncommon complaint, says Brett Worly, M.D., an ob-gyn at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. That's why Worly recently authored a new study exploring the connection between progestin-only birth control and depression. “Throughout my medical training, this was something that kept coming up,” he says, noting that the Depo Provera shot (a progestin-only method) lists depression as a possible side effect. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below FWIW: Progestin-only methods of birth control include the mini-pill, the implant, the shot, and hormonal IUDs. So What Did The Study Actually Find?Researchers analyzed 26 studies conducted over 30 years in a meta-analysis published in the journal Contraception. They found that there was a “minimal association” between progestin-only birth control methods and depression.What this study didn’t include: combined … [Read more...] about The Truth About Whether Birth Control Makes You Depressed