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How a Woman's Birth Control Implant Ended Up in Her Lung

A woman's birth control implant that went missing from its proper place in her arm turned up in her lung, according to a new report of the case. The 31-year-old woman, who lives in Portugal, had a birth control implant inserted into her upper arm in 2017, according to the report, published July 9 in the journal […]

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Does March Madness Really Mean 'Vasectomy Season'?

March Madness is in full swing, but along with the fervor over the annual college basketball tournament comes news of a different kind of spring event: vasectomy season. According to some news outlets, March Madness is tied to an increase in men getting vasectomies. "March Madness vasectomy season is upon us," one recent headline declared. […]

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Innovative skin patch may offer long-term contraception

More than 60 percent of women of reproductive age in the United States are using contraception, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most popular contraceptive methods are the pill, with 28 percent of women using it, and female sterilization, with 27 percent. The birth control pill […]