As well as preventing ovulation, birth control pills can cause blood clots. Newer generations of the pill carry an increased risk of life-threatening thrombosis, according to reported cases and new studies.
TV shows can be highly informative – “In Good Shape,” for example. But TV is best watched in moderation - for the sake of your arteries.
The US government has allowed more employers to opt out of providing insurance to cover women's birth control. Some hail the measure as a "religious freedom" win, while others say it harms women's health care.
German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is due in court over claims that a birth control pill from its Yasmin range caused a woman to have a double pulmonary embolism. The firm has paid out billions in similar cases in the US.
The US Supreme Court has said it won't hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists with religious objections to dispensing emergency contraceptives. It leaves in place rules first adopted nearly a decade ago.
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