Search Resources (English): Hormonal birth control methods

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We're not sick: we're women: blood money  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/finalBLOOD%20MONEYad.qrk.pdf

Presents a social marketing poster examining menstrual suppression and its potential impact on women's health.

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Published: 2004
Canadian contraception consensus: part 2 of 3

Reviews the statistics on contraceptive use and gives information on the determinants of contraception and various aspects of sexual health.

Published: 2004
Sex, lies and contraception  
http://www.cwpe.org/sex%20lies%20&%20contraception%20pack/pack%20contents.htm

Addresses how women's rights to safe and voluntary sex, birth control and motherhood are increasingly restricted, controlled, and criminalized. Contains a selection of fact sheets, issue papers, brochures, and calls to action.

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No more periods? The risks of menstrual suppression and other cutting-edge issues about hormones and women's health
Discusses the far reaching implications of menstrual suppression, not only to stop one's period, but also the implications of altering the whole menstrual and female reproductive cycle.
Published: 2003
Hormonal methods of birth control   
http://www.cbca.ab.ca/Hormonal%20Methods%20of%20Birth%20Control.htm
Briefly describes and lists advantages and disadvantages of hormonal methods of birth control, including Depo-Provera, birth control pills, emergency contraceptive pills, the patch, and the ring. (See Details)
Reversible birth control methods  
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/centres/sex/birthcontrol/reversible.html
Provides information on hormonal and non-hormonal reversible methods of birth control (See Details)
Published: 2002
Network: hormonal contraceptive methods  
http://www.fhi.org/en/RH/Pubs/Network/v22_3/index.htm
Provides current information on hormonal contraceptive methods. Also explores ways to help oral contraceptive users adhere to pill-taking regimens and identifies efforts to have community-based workers provide injectable contraceptives. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Bone density and hormonal contraception  
http://www.contraceptiononline.org/contrareport/article01.cfm?art=244
Explains the importance of bone density and the role sex hormones play in maintenance of development of it. Describes the negative impact hormonal contraceptives have upon bone density and methods to maintain healthy bone density. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Copper containing intra-uterine devices versus depot progestogens for contraception  
http://www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD007043/frame.html

Reversible, longterm contraception is relied on by millions of women to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Two very common methods of pregnancy prevention are the use of a copper-containing intrauterine device (IUD) or an injection of a progestogen hormone.  We reviewed studies that compared these two highly effective methods and found the IUD to be better at preventing pregnancy  than depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). Relevant to HIV positive women are the results of one small trial that found that women using the IUD for contraception where less likely to experience a worsening of their HIV disease than those using hormonal contraception. A large, high quality study is urgently needed to shed light on these findings.

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Published: 2010