Tag Archives: Contraceptive

Coming soon: Male contraceptive pill inches closer

Researchers are one step closer to developing a male contraceptive pill, a medical conference has heard. Early trials show the pill to be both safe and effective. The study, led by Professor Stephanie Page of the University of Washington, included 100 men aged between 18 and 50. The men were split into groups of between 17-20 and given three different ...

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Uproar over contraceptive app after 37 users fall pregnant

A Swedish contraceptive app designed to let women know when it’s ‘safe’ for them to have unprotected sex has been reported to the country’s medical regulator after dozens of its users fell pregnant. The Södersjukhuset hospital in Stockholm lodged a complaint with the Swedish Medical Products Agency, or Läkedelsverket, after staff performed abortions on 37 users of the NaturalCycles app ...

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Health plan company fined $1M for denying contraceptive coverage

ALBANY — State insurance regulators on Monday slapped Excellus Health Plans with a $ 1 million fine for wrongly denying contraceptive coverage to policy holders. Investigators from the state’s Department of Financial Services found that between 2008 and 2013 Excellus denied 1,000 claims for contraceptive coverage because of coding errors. New York State law requires that contraceptive coverage be provided ...

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