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Contraceptive Counseling at Dermatologist’s Office Improves Knowledge of Effectiveness For Women Taking Acne Drug, Pitt Study Finds

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4, 2014 – Providing women who take a powerful acne drug with a fact sheet about contraception while visiting the dermatologist can significantly improve their awareness of the most effective birth control options and may prevent unintended pregnancies and birth defects that can be caused by the drug, according to a University of Pittsburgh […]

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Recent Reproductive Coercion Associated with Unintended Pregnancy, Says Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Expert

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2013 – Birth control sabotage and pressure to become pregnant by male partners, also called “reproductive coercion,” in the past three months is associated with recent unintended pregnancy among adolescent and young adult females utilizing reproductive health services, according to a Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC study that will appear today […]

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Revised Medicaid Sterilization Policy Could Reduce Unintended Pregnancies, Save $215 Million in Annual Public Health Costs, Pitt Study Finds

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2013 – A revised Medicaid sterilization policy that removes logistical barriers, including a mandatory 30-day waiting period, could potentially honor women’s reproductive decisions, reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and save $215 million in public health costs each year, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their findings, […]

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