In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Side Effects and Health Risks

June 27, 2012 Hill Fox 0

Do fertility treatments and IVF cause breast cancer? What are the possible health risks for a woman receiving in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment? A new study suggests that women who started taking fertility drugs when they were 24 years old and went through IVF appear to have a higher risk of developing breast cancer after their IVF treatment. In contrast, women who started their fertility treatment at a later age (40 years old and above) do […]

Nexplanon Failure Rate, Proper Insertion Technique, and Ovulation After Removal

June 13, 2012 Hill Fox 0

Nexplanon Failure Rate, Proper Insertion Technique, and Ovulation After Removal. We’ve already blogged about Nexplanon’s side effects [see Nexplanon: Weight Gain, Menstrual Bleeding, & Depression] but, based on our visitor queries, it is clear that some of you are less interested in the contraceptive implant’s side effects and are more interested in the following: Can Nexplanon fail? What will cause Nexplanon to fail? Nexplanon failure occurs when the implant is improperly inserted which may then […]

Generic Ortho Cyclen Pills: Do’s and Don’ts

April 27, 2012 Hill Fox 0

Generic version of popular birth control combo pill gets FDA nod. The United States Food and Drug Administration on April 9 approved the abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) of Glenmark Generics Inc., USA, to produce norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets USP, 0.25 mg/0.035 mg. The combination hormonal birth control tablet is a generic version of the popular Ortho Cyclen tablets produced by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and used to prevent pregnancy. Birth control pills that contain […]

HRT Side Effects: Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefits vs. Side Effects

March 15, 2012 Hill Fox 0

HRT Side Effects and Benefits: Does hormone replacement therapy (HRT) help women? Beyond treating menopausal symptoms, does it harm women? The results from research over the past 20 years has been conflicting — and a new analysis of a longitudinal study shows that women who used estrogen alone as HRT for about six years had a lower risk of developing breast cancer up to five years after they stopped taking it. The analysis, reported in […]

Nexplanon Side Effects: Weight Gain and Depression

February 18, 2012 Hill Fox 0

Nexplanon Side Effects. Here’s something more to feed the fire: Nexplanon, the contraceptive implants in the thick of the controversy over their use in the United Kingdom in under-16 schoolgirls has many side effects, many of them serious. Common Nexplanon side effects reported in clinical studies sponsored by the drug’s manufacturer, Organon, include the following: