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1. Pill appearance affects how patients take their medicationsWhen it comes to taking generic heart medications, appearance matters, according to a study published in Annals of Internal… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

On or Off The Pill, Consistency Enhances Sex for Women in Long-Term Couples

On or Off The Pill, Consistency Enhances Sex for Women in Long-Term Couples

A new European study suggests either staying on or off the pill influences a women’s sexual satisfaction in long-term relationships. Researchers from the universities of Stirling, Glasgow, Newcastle, Northumbria, and Charles University in Prague reviewed a sample of 365 couples. The scientists investigated how satisfaction levels — in both sexual and non-sexual aspects of long-term […]

Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits – The Seattle Times

Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits – The Seattle Times

WASHINGTON —President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own set of risks. A federal judge in New York on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to lift age restrictions on the sale of emergency […]

Judge Strikes Down Age Limits on Morning-After Pill – New York Times

Judge Strikes Down Age Limits on Morning-After Pill – New York Times

A federal judge ruled Friday that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. In his ruling, he also accused the federal government of “bad faith” in dealing with the requests to make the pill universally available, […]

Federal Judge Strikes Down Restrictions On Morning-After Pill – NPR (blog)

Federal Judge Strikes Down Restrictions On Morning-After Pill – NPR (blog)

Enlarge image i Plan B is one of two emergency contraceptives available in the U.S. UPI/Landov Plan B is one of two emergency contraceptives available in the U.S. UPI/Landov A federal judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., has ruled that the morning-after pill for emergency contraception must be made available over the counter to girls 16 and […]

Judge Orders Morning-After Pill Available for All Ages – New York Times

Judge Orders Morning-After Pill Available for All Ages – New York Times

A federal judge ruled Friday that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. In his ruling, he also accused the federal government of “bad faith” in dealing with the requests to make the pill universally available. […]

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