Contraceptive

  • Watch: The need for contraception and health concerns October 5, 2013

    At least 36 per cent of educated women in the country do not use any form of contraception. This show talks about the need for contraception and health concerns. ...
  • Obama administration to drop limits on contraception pills June 11, 2013

    New York: The Obama administration will scrap age restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception pills, making the morningafter pill available to women and girls without a prescription. The US Department of Justice said in a letter on Monday that it would comply with a court's ruling to allow unrestricted...
  • Now, a female condom that wards off STD December 11, 2012

    London: Researchers have developed a female condom that not only provides contraception but can also protect against sexually transmitted diseases and conveniently dissolves gradually over a few days. Researchers at the University of Washington developed the condom from tiny microfibers through a method called 'electrospinning'. They are designed to dissolve...
  • Legitimate Rape: Spoof ad attacks Akin's remark August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Todd Akin, a congressman since six years and the 2012 Republican Primary who will be contesting for the US senate, made an obnoxious remark to support his antiabortion stance in a TV talk show. He said, "From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare, if it's a...
  • Kerala's pillpopping tribals stop menstruating January 19, 2012

    Marayoor (Kerala): It's been a while since tribal Adivasi women and girls in three villages of Kerala's Idukki district have menstruated. Reason? They have been popping contraceptive pills to avoid the inconvenience of those few days, say people from the area. As a result the practice begins from the...
  • Now, a contraceptive jab for men! February 7, 2011

    London: Women have been awaiting it for years a contraceptive option for men to help them share the family planning burden. And, now scientists at Edinburgh University have confirmed that such a contraceptive jab has proved successful in preventing unplanned pregnancies after tests in Scotland, 'The Scotsman' reported. The World Health...
  • Young Sex: Late, unprotected, many partners May 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian youths discover sex late but when they do, they play the field before deciding to settle down with one partner. They are also shockingly lax about using protection, a recent survey has revealed. In the second part of the IBNLive "How Young India loves: the under25 sex survey"...
  • India's first implant injectible contraceptive January 23, 2011

    Mumbai: Another option for all women looking at family spacing or who just want to play it safe, there's something that promises to help you stay away from the tedious pill routine. The matchstick size injectable implant, clinically tested by the ICMR over 6 years on 3000 healthy women , has...
  • New age art celebrates 50 years of the pill January 10, 2011

    New Delhi: In the age of fast love, multiple relationships and early maturity, the 'pill' or the oral contraceptive has become the woman's most intimate friend. And a firstof its kind art project, featuring works by leading contemporary Indian and international artists will celebrate 50 years of the pill...
  • Are emergency contraceptive pills safe? May 31, 2010

    Unsafe sex can lead to the partners being infected with many disease carrying germs. It can also lead to unwanted pregnancies. Doctors all over the country advise couples to take precautions while having sex to avoid unwanted pregnancies. But what happens when precautions are not taken or if they fail?...
  • Watch: Should contraceptive pills be made prescription drugs? October 7, 2009

    Emergency contraceptive pills have been on sale over the counter in India for the past 4 years, but now with worries about misuse and misleading advertising, the govt is contemplating making them only available on prescription. ...
  • Take a jab: Finally a 'Male Pill' that works May 5, 2009

    Washington: A 'male Pill' tested by scientists has proved to be as good as its female equivalent after a major study found only one in 100 males using the injections conceived a child. According to researchers, the testosterone injection could revolutionise family planning methods. "For couples who can not, or prefer not...
  • FDA allows access to morningafter pill for US teens April 23, 2009

    Washington: The "morningafter pill" will be available without a prescription to women 17 and older, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday. The minimum age has been 18. PlanB, also called the morningafter pill, is intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. On March 23, a federal court ordered that...
  • New vaccine for men may act as contraceptive July 9, 2008

    Mumbai: Condoms may soon be outclassed by a new form of vaccinebased contraception for men. Scientists in Mumbai are working on a way men could get a vaccine shot every few months as means of contraception. Whether it is birth control pills or tubectomy, contraception has always been tough for...
  • Scientists claim male contraceptive pill in offing May 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Could a male contraceptive pill be in the making? Scientists in Oklahoma have found that when a certain cloned enzyme in male mice is removed, their female counterparts don't have babies. Researchers say it's definitely a breakthrough but that they are still years away from testing male contraception...
  • Oral contraceptives more effective than cyclic pills April 4, 2008

    New York: Oral contraceptives are not only better at easing pain and bleeding, but may also be more effective in preventing pregnancy than regulation 28day birth control pills, according to a study. The study has found that both the ovary and the lining of the uterus are suppressed better and quicker...
  • Teens pop in contraceptive pills for flawless skin January 25, 2008

    Mumbai: Many young collegegoing teenagers are taking contraceptive pills to get rid of acne and pimples. Today, young people are placing a huge premium on good looks and acne or pimples are a big nono. Youngsters fear dating someone with a face full of pimples. No. I will not...
  • Now, fatwa says Muslims can use contraceptives January 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Clerics at Deoband have come out with a new fatwa, dispelling notions that Islam is against family planning. Contrary to the belief that contraceptives are not allowed in Islam, Deoband has ruled that their use is necessary. DarullUloom says contraceptives are permissible under Islamic laws so that the children...
  • India 360: TN fumes over 'morning after pill' ad August 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Cipla's new emergency contraceptive, popularly known as the 'morning after pill', the ipill is showing contraindications in Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Drugs Control has sent a notice to a popular Tamil magazine, Ananda Vikatan, for publishing advertisements of the ipill. ...
  • Bitter pill for Cipla, TN cracks down on contraceptive ad August 22, 2007

    Chennai: Cipla's new emergency contraceptive, popularly known as the 'morning after pill', the ipill is showing contraindications in Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Drugs Control has sent a notice to a popular Tamil magazine, Ananda Vikatan, for publishing advertisements of the ipill. Says Director Of Drugs Control, N...
  • Indians among oldest in the world to lose virginity July 5, 2007

    New Delhi: The Austrians taste it as early as at 17.3 years and the Americans at 18 years. But the people in Asian countries lose their virginity at a much older age. While the average age is 22.1 years for the Chinese and 23 years for Malaysians, the Indians go...
  • Ashley launches contraceptive plan June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: After visiting sex workers and slum dwellers in Mumbai to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS, Hollywood actress Ashley Judd has launched an Emergency Contraceptive (EC) programme along with actor Akshay Kumar, in Jaipur Speaking after inaugurating the programme on Friday night, Ashley said efforts to curb high maternal mortality rate needed...
  • More condom vending outlets to check AIDS June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Aiming to check the spread of HIV/AIDS through condoms, the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) has decided to increase by fivefold contraceptive vending outlets in the country to cover high risk groups. "Under the National AIDS Control Programme3 (NACP3), the total budget for condom...
  • You smoke? Watch your heart, lady June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Women are believed to be protected against heart disease because of the female sexhormone oestrogene, which, among other things helps in increasing HDL or good cholesterol and decreases LDL or bad cholesterol. But heart disease in women is extremely complicated. Also, lifestyle changes such as smoking, stress and eating...
  • Contraceptives to check Pak's population June 16, 2007

    Islamabad: Faced with the prospect of its population doubling to over 300 million people in the next 40 years, Pakistan on Thursday launched a project to promote contraception in urban and industrial areas. "This initiative has the potential for a major breakthrough in our efforts to bridge the gap between...
  • Now fatwa on contraceptives in MP June 20, 2007

    Bhopal: A Bhopal Mufti has issued a fatwa calling for a ban on the use of any kind of contraceptives. This comes even as the state government plans to distribute 20,000 copies of a book by Padma awardee Muzaffar Hussain that identifies family planning as a means for development of...
  • Ladies, new contraceptive is yummy December 9, 2006

    Trenton (New Jersey): Looking for a contraceptive that's convenient and tasty? The first chewable birthcontrol method, a tiny, spearmintflavored tablet that also can be swallowed without chewing, has hit pharmacy shelves. Femcon Fe, which contains the same hormones as standard oral contraceptives, offers a new option for women who don't like...
  • Here's a tailormade sprayon condom June 21, 2007

    Berlin: German sex educators plan to launch a sprayon condom tailormade for all sizes. Jan Vinzenz Krause from the Institute for Condom Consultancy, a Singenbased practice that offers advice on condom use, said on Thursday the product aimed to help people enjoy better and safer sex lives. "We're trying to develop the...
  • Now, a contraceptive pill for men November 27, 2006

    London: British scientists have developed a hormonefree contraceptive pill for men they say would make them infertile for some hours. The tablet, developed by researched at King's College London, can be taken hours before sex and would prevent a man from being able to impregnate a woman. However, his fertility would...
  • Jump at this: Kangaroos pop the pill August 23, 2006

    Canberra: Kangaroos around Australia's national capital will soon be fed a contraceptive pill by authorities trying to control their booming population. The move has been welcomed by Canberra animal rights advocates, who said feeding contraceptives to kangaroos was better than culling the animals. "In our nation's capital, it certainly isn't appropriate to...