Control over when and if a woman gets pregnant is essential for her physical and mental health. According to the most recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, almost 65 percent of 72.2 million U.S. women aged 15 to 49 used contraception between 2015 and 2017. The most common methods were female sterilization (18.6 percent), oral contraceptive pill (12.6 percent), long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) (10.3 percent) and the male condom (8.7 percent).MORE IN HEALTH: Hoping to sleep better? Researchers debunk common mythsSelecting a birth control method is a personalized choice and commitment. It’s a decision that should be made with your health care provider and partner. Remember that an unwanted pregnancy can occur any time you have unprotected sex. Here is an overview of available birth control options available. (Sources include the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and the Women's Health … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about birth control
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during a musical performance as they attend a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House on March 11, 2019 in London, England. The event will showcase and celebrate the diverse community of young Canadians living in London and around the UK. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talks with Prince Charles at the Westminster Abbey Commonwealth day service on March 11, 2019 in London, England. Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth, with old ties and new links enabling cooperation towards social, political and economic development which is both inclusive and sustainable. The Commonwealth represents a global network of 53 countries and almost 2.4 billion people, a third of the worlds population, of whom 60 percent are under 30 years old. Each year the Commonwealth adopts a theme upon which the Service is based. … [Read more...] about Could Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘break the internet’ with an Instagram birth announcement?
Todd Pitman, Esther Htusan and Dake Kang, Associated Press Updated 11:26 pm CDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 In this March 21, 2018, photo, Marip Lu sits in her family's shelter in a refugee camp in northern Kachin State, Myanmar. Marip Lu, 24, claims she was kidnapped by traffickers and suffered six years of captivity, rape and abuse deep in China. As the demand for "brides" in China rises, The Associated Press has pieced together the tragic ordeal of one woman who escaped, but had to leave her son behind. less In this March 21, 2018, photo, Marip Lu sits in her family's shelter in a refugee camp in northern Kachin State, Myanmar. Marip Lu, 24, claims she was kidnapped by traffickers and suffered six years of ... more Photo: Esther Htusan, AP In this July 12, 2018, photo, Li Mingming, whose foot is chained to a bed, a practice sometimes employed by families in rural China to keep mentally disabled … [Read more...] about 6 Years Gone: Myanmar woman escapes brutal China captivity
By Caleb Downs, mySanAntonio.com Published 1:44 pm CDT, Thursday, August 30, 2018 Four people were critically injured Tuesday when a driver lost control of his car and plowed into a West Side bus stop, authorities said. Four people were critically injured Tuesday when a driver lost control of his car and plowed into a West Side bus stop, authorities said. Photo: Erica Torres Multiple people were struck, including a pregnant woman, after a car plowed into a bus stop at Culebra Road and Zarzamora Street on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Multiple people were struck, including a pregnant woman, after a car plowed into a bus stop at Culebra Road and Zarzamora Street on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Photo: Caleb Downs, Staff Photographer At least four people were struck, including a pregnant woman, after a car plowed into a bus stop at Culebra Road and … [Read more...] about 28-year-old pregnant woman struck by car at San Antonio bus stop successfully delivers child
The Food and Drug Administration took a “big tent” approach earlier this month when it approved two new forms of birth control that prevent pregnancy in very different ways. Women’s health advocates applauded the availability of a new vaginal ring that could be used for up to a year. But some questioned the approval of a mobile phone app that helps women avoid pregnancy by tracking their body temperature and menstrual cycle, a type of contraception called “fertility awareness.” Critics pointed to reports that three dozen women in Sweden got pregnant despite monitoring their cycle with the app. They also fear that the FDA approval of the app may encourage patients to think that fertility awareness methods, which include a range of practices to track ovulation, and avoid unprotected sex during that time, are just as good at preventing pregnancy as some highly effective types of birth control, like the intrauterine device, or IUD. While “natural” … [Read more...] about Biorhythms And Birth Control: FDA Stirs Debate By Approving ‘Natural’ App