Hormonal birth control methods

Hormonal birth control methods

Copper containing intra-uterine devices versus depot progestogens for contraception

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English
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G Justus Hofmeyr
Mandisa Singata
Theresa A Lawrie
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Issue 6
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
South Africa

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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DOI: 10.1002

We're not sick: we're women: blood money

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
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Kathleen O'Grady
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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

Bone density and hormonal contraception

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The Contraception Report
Publication Date: 
2003
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Houston, TX

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.

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Canadian contraception consensus: part 2 of 3

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Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
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Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publication Date: 
2004
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Ottawa, ON

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

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Includes bibliographical references.

Network: hormonal contraceptive methods

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Family Health International
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Family Health International
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Research Triangle Park, NC

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.

Reversible birth control methods

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Women's Health Matters
Publication Date: 
2002
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Toronto, ON

Provides information on hormonal and non-hormonal reversible methods of birth control

Hormonal methods of birth control

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CBCA Sexual and Reproductive Wellness Centre
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CBCA Sexual and Reproductive Wellness Centre
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Calgary, AB

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.

No more periods? The risks of menstrual suppression and other cutting-edge issues about hormones and women's health

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Susan Rako
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Harmony Books
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

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.

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ISBN 1400045037
MENS.S35 2003
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, August 2003: Menstrual suppression, the cessation of a woman's period using hormones, has recently become a hot topic in women's health. Many health professionals and drug companies are suggesting that it is a safe and preferable option for women to suppress their periods if they are not trying to become pregnant. In her book, No More Periods, Susan Rako argues that this is a dangerous idea that does not take into consideration the medical risks associated with menstrual suppression such as osteoporosis, heart attacks, strokes and cancer. She is concerned that members of the medical community have not provided women with enough information about the implications of menstrual suppression. A gap exists that once filled, will cause women to think long and hard before choosing to stop their periods. This book attempts to fill that gap by discussing frankly and honestly the far reaching implications of what it means not only to stop one's period but also alter the whole menstrual and female reproductive cycle.

Sex, lies and contraception

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Population and the Environment Committee on Women
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Population and Development Program/CLPP
Publication Place: 
Amherst, MA

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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DISC.S49
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