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Research: Drugs and Devices

25-Year-Old Mom Has Toes Amputated and Hysterectomy after IUD Migrates to Her Stomach



A woman earlier this year was forced to undergo surgery, a hysterectomy, and have her toes amputated after her intrauterine device (IUD) migrated to her stomach and liver, the media has reported. “[I] began to have a sharp pain in the bottom right side of my stomach and the first thing that popped in my head was is this that IUD?,” Tanai Smith, a 25-year-old single mom from Baltimore, Maryland, wrote on a GoFundMe page …

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While Admitting Risks, WHO Continues to Recommend Injectable Contraceptives for Women at High Risk of Contracting HIV



Since 1991, numerous studies have shown that injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera may increase women’s risk of contracting HIV. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now changed its recommendations on certain injectable contraceptives in light of mounting evidence and increasing concern. A new guidance statement recently released by the WHO has moved progestogen-only injectable contraceptives from category 1 to category 2 for women at high risk of contracting HIV. A meta-analytical study[1] sponsored by the Population …

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FDA to Review Concerns on the Essure Sterilization Procedure



Reviewing Side Effects of Essure by FDA After receiving thousands of complaints of adverse side-effects, the FDA has decided to conduct a hearing on the safety and effectiveness of Essure. The controversial sterilization implant involves pushing micro coils made of nitinol (a nickel-titanium alloy) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibers into a woman’s fallopian tubes via a hysteroscope and catheter. This scars the fallopian tubes and seals them shut. Originally developed by Conceptus, the Essure system …

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Plan B



Population Research Institute created an informational video to help understand how Plan B works. Check it out! We would love to hear from you and answer your questions, so be sure to comment!   Vocabulary* to help you understand the video Fallopian tube: One of the two tubes that transport the egg from the ovary to the uterus (the womb). Uterus (womb): a major female hormone-responsive reproductive sex organ. One end, the cervix opens into the vagina, while …

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New Pill, Same Misinformation



The abortion industry, feminist groups, and the lamestream media are wild with excitement over this new addition to the arsenal of the sexual revolution, but we are forced to ask an obvious question: How can a pill “prevent” pregnancy five full days after sex? Vol. 12/No. 16 On June 17th, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel unanimously approved a new abortifacient drug, cutely called “ella,” moving it one step closer to final approval and …

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News from Latin America: Illegal Abortion Hotlines, A New Attack on the Unborn



The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and its allies have come up with a clever new tactic in its war on the unborn. They have decided to simply ignore existing laws protecting the sanctity of life and set up abortion hotlines to encourage women to abort themselves. Women who call these hotlines are told about the abortifacient drug, Misoprostol. They are briefed on how they can obtain it, and how they can use it to …

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Barnyard Sterilization: Part Three — The Essure Coil



A diagram of the Essure Coil in action. (Insert: The OC Register. http://www.ocregister.com/newsimages/Graphics/2008/06/EssureBirthControl.gif) You are looking at a so-called Essure Coil, the newest method of self-mutilation offered by the ever-inventive anti-baby types. The 1.5 inch-long device is designed to be inserted into the Fallopian tubes, where it irritates the lining and causes scar tissue to grow into and around the tiny coil. Within three months, the manufacturer promises, the Fallopian tubes will be completely impassable, …

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Misoprostol and the Hidden Pro-Life Crisis



  4 February 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 5 Misoprostol and the Hidden Pro-Life Crisis The pro-abortion movement is moving stealthily to open another front in the abortion wars. Its name is misoprostol. Misoprostol is most well-known as the active ingredient in Cytotec, a prescription drug whose FDA-approved usage is to relieve gastric ulcers. Misoprostol has proven very effective in this regard, and it has also been used to treat women who are hemorrhaging from …

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