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Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives Not all abortions with misoprostol are this painful or risky. Doctors recommend that women take misoprostol with another drug, mifepristone, which prepares the body for the process, making the procedure easier. But mifepristone is difficult to find in …

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A New Option for Morning-After Contraception?

Oral Contraceptives Tied to Lower Risk for Certain Cancers

A New Option for Morning-After Contraception? A New Option for Morning-After Contraception? Only two forms of “morning-after” contraception are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, both hormonal drugs taken orally as pills: levonorgestrel (Plan B One-Step and other brands, available over the counter) and ulipristal acetate (Ella, available by prescription). Observational studies strongly suggest that a nonhormonal copper intrauterine …

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