Contraceptives – Is Depo http://isdepo.com/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 15:09:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://isdepo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/isdepo-150x150.png Contraceptives – Is Depo http://isdepo.com/ 32 32 Case studies: September 2022 https://isdepo.com/case-studies-september-2022/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:55:38 +0000 https://isdepo.com/case-studies-september-2022/ Case 1: AL is a 29-year-old woman taking Ethinylestradiol/norethindrone 1/20 (1 mg/20 mcg) tablets. When refilling the prescription, the pharmacist notes that she has recently taken Sumatriptan 10 mg nasal spray for acute migraine attacks. The pharmacist confirms AL’s migraine diagnosis and AL mentions that she feels better since using the spray. In fact, she […]]]>

Case 1: AL is a 29-year-old woman taking Ethinylestradiol/norethindrone 1/20 (1 mg/20 mcg) tablets. When refilling the prescription, the pharmacist notes that she has recently taken Sumatriptan 10 mg nasal spray for acute migraine attacks. The pharmacist confirms AL’s migraine diagnosis and AL mentions that she feels better since using the spray. In fact, she boasts that she can predict her migraines because her arm starts tingling about an hour before her head starts to hurt and warns her to take sumatriptan.

Q: Based on this information, what should the pharmacist tell the AL and their prescribing doctor?

Case 2: A doctor from a large primary care group asks a pharmacist about a 54-year-old woman with COVID-19 whose symptoms began a day earlier. The doctor prescribed a 5-day regimen of nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid), but noted that the woman was taking 300 mg of bupropion XL each day and recalled reading about potential drug interactions between the two drugs. The doctor advised the patient to decrease the dose of bupropion by taking it every other day during treatment with Paxlovid to minimize the potential for toxicity. The doctor wants to know if the pharmacist agrees with this recommendation.

Q: How should the pharmacist react?

Case 1: AL appears to have migraines with aura. About 25% of migraine sufferers have verbal, motor, and/or sensory symptoms. The US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use classifies migraine with aura as “a condition that presents an unacceptable health risk when the method of contraception is used.”1 Because AL is taking an estrogen/progestin contraceptive, she has an increased risk of stroke. However, the studies that form the basis for this conclusion are outdated and were conducted with contraceptives containing higher doses of estrogen.2 Therefore, the pharmacist should inform AL and their prescribing doctor about the increased risk of stroke and ask if AL has other risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure or smoking. All parties should then decide together whether AL should receive the contraceptive as prescribed or just a progestogen.

references

1. Curtis KM, Tepper NK, Jatlaoui TC, et al. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use in the United States, 2016. MMWR Recomm. representative. 2016;65(3):1-104. doi:10.15585/mmwr.rr6503a1 external symbol

2. Calhoun AH. Hormonal contraceptives and migraines with aura – is there still a risk? headache. 2017;57(2):184-193. doi:10.1111/head.12960

Case 2: The doctor is correct in assuming that bupropion could interact with Paxlovid. However, the consequence of such an interaction is not the toxicity of bupropion, but the loss of potency of bupropion. Bupropion is metabolized by CYP2B6. Ritonavir, a CYP2B inducer, may decrease plasma concentrations of bupropion in a dose-dependent manner.1 The interaction is considered weak because the ritonavir dose is low and induction can take several days. Since treatment with Paxlovid lasts only 5 days, the pharmacist should tell the doctor that the dose of bupropion does not need to be adjusted.2 The patient should be instructed not to decrease the dose of bupropion but to take it daily as originally prescribed. If necessary, she should report side effects or loss of effectiveness to her family doctor.

references

1. Park J, Vousden M, Brittain C, et al. Dose-dependent reduction in bupropion plasma concentrations by ritonavir. J Clin Pharmacol. 2010;50(10):1180-1187. doi:10.1177/0091270009359524

2. Interactions with COVID-19 drugs. University of Liverpool. Accessed August 9, 2022. https://www.covid19-druginteractions.org/checker

About the authors

Diana Levytska is a PharmD candidate at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy at Storrs.

Stefanie C. Nigro, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy at Storrs.

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Risk of thrombosis with contraceptives; Multimorbidity in night workers https://isdepo.com/risk-of-thrombosis-with-contraceptives-multimorbidity-in-night-workers/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 01:17:41 +0000 https://isdepo.com/risk-of-thrombosis-with-contraceptives-multimorbidity-in-night-workers/ September 19, 2022 1 minute read ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are published Please enter your email address to receive an email when new articles are published . ” data-action=subscribe> Subscribe We could not process your request. Please try again later. If this issue persists, please contact customerservice@slackinc.com. Back […]]]>

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According to a recent review, combined oral contraceptives have been associated with an increased risk of thrombotic events in obese women.

The researchers found that the risk of cardiovascular events, primarily venous thromboembolism, was 12 to 24 times higher in obese women who took combined oral contraceptives than in non-obese women who did not take combined oral contraceptives. It was the top story in cardiology last week.

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The second top story was about an increased risk of cardiometabolic multimorbidity in night shift workers. Researchers reported that men with high blood pressure who worked more than 10 night shifts a month had a 16% higher risk than day workers.

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Night shift workers with high blood pressure at increased risk for cardiometabolic multimorbidity Shift workers with hypertension who usually or always work night shifts had a greater risk of cardiometabolic multimorbidity compared to day workers, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Continue reading.

Patisiran beneficial in ATTR amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy

In patients with transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy, patisiran improved functional capacity and quality of life at 12 months compared to placebo, according to the results of the APOLLO-B study. Continue reading.

“See this as your job”: Contraceptive counseling is crucial in cardiac care

According to a spokesman, cardiologists should discuss contraceptive use whenever they visit women of childbearing potential at cardiovascular risk. Continue reading.

The cumulative systolic blood pressure load can improve the cardiovascular predictive value compared to other blood pressure measurements Cumulative systolic blood pressure exertion showed improved prognostic value compared to other blood pressure measures used to assess cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes, according to data published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Continue reading.

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Turkmenistan’s abortion ban paves the way for bribery https://isdepo.com/turkmenistans-abortion-ban-paves-the-way-for-bribery/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 09:17:34 +0000 https://isdepo.com/turkmenistans-abortion-ban-paves-the-way-for-bribery/ The number of abortions in Turkmenistan has not decreased despite a recently enforced ban, as many women are now paying bribes to terminate their unwanted pregnancies, women and doctors say. Just days after the authoritarian country’s new president – Serdar Berdymukhammedov – succeeded his father and took power in March, the government unveiled a law […]]]>

The number of abortions in Turkmenistan has not decreased despite a recently enforced ban, as many women are now paying bribes to terminate their unwanted pregnancies, women and doctors say.

Just days after the authoritarian country’s new president – Serdar Berdymukhammedov – succeeded his father and took power in March, the government unveiled a law effectively banning abortions after five weeks of pregnancy unless they pose serious health risks to the woman mother or child.

The law – originally passed in 2015 but never published or enforced – caught everyone by surprise, the authorities said Saglyk (health) website operated by Turkmen activists and medical professionals abroad.

Women were barred from the front seats of vehicles. Authorities have banned women from wearing heavy makeup and using eyelash extensions or false nails. Breast implants and lip augmentation were also banned.

The law shortens the period during which women can terminate an unwanted pregnancy without health reasons from 12 weeks to five weeks.

A Turkmen doctor specializing in reproductive health issues has criticized the law, saying most women don’t even know they’re pregnant for the first five weeks.

The law allows exceptions for certain health issues, but it prescribes that such an exemption can only be granted by a special medical commission, after undergoing a series of medical tests, which ultimately delay the termination of pregnancy and increase the health risks for the mother.

Citing multiple patients and medical sources, RFE/RL correspondents in Turkmenistan say the ban has paved the way for more corruption in women’s clinics and hospitals.

The sources said women who want to terminate a pregnancy pay bribes to obstetricians who falsely register the patient’s visit as a screening or consultation.

The patient officially pays a consultation fee and then “separately provides bribes for an abortion,” they added.

In Turkmenistan, where corruption is rampant in almost every field, people say “every problem can be solved with money,” a source said.

The amount of the bribe for an abortion ranges from $100 to $500, depending on how far along the pregnancy is, medical sources in the city of Mary said, adding that it’s cheaper if the patient has one in the first few months visit doctor.

It also varies in different cities and regions. At a women’s health center in Lebap province, a source said patients pay up to $340 in bribes for an abortion in the later stages of pregnancy.

Limited access to contraceptives

The abortion ban comes as a significant number of women of childbearing age in Turkmenistan lack access to contraception, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA), which aims to improve reproductive and maternal health worldwide.

According to UNPFA, there are still “about 160,000 women [in Turkmenistan] aged 15 to 49 who want to prevent or delay their pregnancy but are not using modern contraceptives.”

The reasons are different for each woman, ranging from a lack of information about services to a lack of parental, spouse or community support, as well as the ability to make choices or purchase contraceptives agency said.

In the conservative society of Turkmenistan, almost 60 percent of women cannot decide for themselves those fundamental issues – contraception and abortion – that affect their lives and health.

Working women in Turkmenistan must provide company management with a written agreement that they will not wear tight-fitting clothing or use heavy make-up.

Abortion is frowned upon by many older Turkmen, but the younger generation has a more liberal attitude towards it. Turkmens typically have large families, but younger, urban Turkmens have fewer children, with some blaming economic hardship for shrinking family sizes.

Turkmenistan’s de facto abortion ban has gone largely unnoticed by the media, as it was revealed at the same time as many other restrictions affecting women’s lives.

Women have been banned from the front seats of vehicles in everything from private cars to public transport. Police across the country have stopped and fined drivers who defied the ban, even when the female passenger was a family member.

Authorities have also banned women from wearing heavy makeup and using eyelash extensions or false nails. Breast implants and lip augmentations have been banned, as has eyebrow tinting – something that has become popular among Turkmen women in recent years.

In addition, working women must provide management with a written commitment not to wear tight clothing or use heavy makeup.

The bans came without any official announcement or explanation from the government. Women learned about the measures from their employers or from the police, who began enforcing the ban in late March and early April.

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Women say birth control implants have made them “completely different” people https://isdepo.com/women-say-birth-control-implants-have-made-them-completely-different-people/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://isdepo.com/women-say-birth-control-implants-have-made-them-completely-different-people/ Kiwi women have linked significant health changes to contraceptive implants as experts admit “contraception isn’t perfect”. The Jadelle implant prevents 99% of pregnancy, making it the most successful contraceptive currently available in New Zealand. The implant, which looks like two matchsticks, is placed by a doctor or registered nurse on the inside of the person’s […]]]>

Kiwi women have linked significant health changes to contraceptive implants as experts admit “contraception isn’t perfect”.

The Jadelle implant prevents 99% of pregnancy, making it the most successful contraceptive currently available in New Zealand.

The implant, which looks like two matchsticks, is placed by a doctor or registered nurse on the inside of the person’s arm, where it can remain for the next five years.

The implant contains the hormone progesterone, which is released into the bloodstream every day.

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It may be helpful for people who cannot take estrogen or the combined oral contraceptive.

It’s fully funded by Pharmac, with New Zealand’s medical regulator Medsafe listing common side effects on its website.

These include headaches, weight gain, changes in menstrual bleeding and fatigue.

Aucklander Chiara Lowe, 27, had her implant fitted when she was 19. She was then a “healthy, active teenager,” she said.

“My main concern [with the Jadelle] Weight gain as that was the only side effect I had really heard of,” Lowe said.

Chiara Lowe said she felt like

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Chiara Lowe said she felt like “a completely different person” after the implant was removed.

Lowe’s doctor advised that she could bleed and cramp slightly while her body adjusted to the implant.

Lowe had only worn the implant for a few months before she began experiencing pain in her abdominal area, particularly after eating, which sometimes made her “struggle to walk.”

“Because of the pain, I started avoiding food and I lost a lot of weight, which my parents noticed right away,” she said.

“I’m a really happy, positive person and after I got the Jadelle I was just blown away.”

Hanna Cahiil from Auckland had the implant fitted in 2017 at the age of 22 and experienced drastic changes in her mood.

The Jadelle is currently the most effective contraceptive on the New Zealand market.

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The Jadelle is currently the most effective contraceptive on the New Zealand market.

“I had mood swings, I got angrier about things than usual and I cried a lot more,” Cahiil said.

“There was also constant bleeding, which ruins the reason you’re even using birth control.”

Both Lowe and Cahiil noticed a significant change in their well-being after the implant was removed.

Lowe said she was “a completely different person” after it was removed and although the pain continued and she was eventually diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, there was a period of relief.

National Medical Advisor for Family Planning, Dr. Beth Messenger said there were “insufficient research studies to show a direct link” between Jadelle and the development of bowel disease.

“What worries us most about Crohn’s disease is people taking oral contraceptives because of the way they are absorbed and the potential increase in VTE (blood clots),” Messenger said.

At the moment there are many contraceptive options for women in New Zealand, but not for men.

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At the moment there are many contraceptive options for women in New Zealand, but not for men.

Mood swings were a common side effect of the Jadelle, but Messenger said she’s only seen “a small number” of people experience a drastic change.

“I’ve met a small number of women who have had a change so significant that they remove it,” she said.

Messenger said that if a patient was feeling mildly depressed or flat, they shouldn’t necessarily rush to have the implant taken out.

“There is no perfect contraception, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

“It is important that people are given options. Some people try a number of methods, we find the right one.”

There are currently 10 contraceptive methods available to women in New Zealand.

The only birth control methods available to men are condoms or a vasectomy.

The jadelle was developed by the US company Population Council, which also developed other birth control devices such as the Mirena and the vaginal ring.

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Teenage pregnancy is rampant — and now clinics are running out of contraceptives https://isdepo.com/teenage-pregnancy-is-rampant-and-now-clinics-are-running-out-of-contraceptives/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 14:23:43 +0000 https://isdepo.com/teenage-pregnancy-is-rampant-and-now-clinics-are-running-out-of-contraceptives/ “Many medicines are currently out of stock in clinics and 40% of them are contraceptives. Within this category, 76% of the shortages are injectable contraceptives. Most women who use public health contraceptives use injectable contraceptives. “ Lester Kiewit interviews Professor Diane Cooper from the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape. […]]]>

“Many medicines are currently out of stock in clinics and 40% of them are contraceptives. Within this category, 76% of the shortages are injectable contraceptives. Most women who use public health contraceptives use injectable contraceptives. “

Lester Kiewit interviews Professor Diane Cooper from the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape.

Due to the unavailability of contraception, women using public health facilities are now at a higher risk of having unplanned pregnancies.

The situation is dire and frustrating for healthcare providers at local clinics, says Professor Diane Cooper of the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape.

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Many drugs are currently out of stock in clinics and 40% of these are contraceptives… within this category, 76% of the shortages are injectable contraceptives… Most women who use public health contraceptives use injectable contraceptives…

Professor Diane Cooper, School of Public Health – University of the Western Cape

Cooper says the health department is not properly managing contraceptive orders.

Nurses usually recommend condoms when other forms of birth control have run out.

We will see unwanted pregnancies…

Professor Diane Cooper, School of Public Health – University of the Western Cape

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PERRIGO ANNOUNCES JOINT FDA ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW OPILL® DAILY ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE FOR OTC (OTC) USE https://isdepo.com/perrigo-announces-joint-fda-advisory-committee-to-review-opill-daily-oral-contraceptive-for-otc-otc-use/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 13:32:00 +0000 https://isdepo.com/perrigo-announces-joint-fda-advisory-committee-to-review-opill-daily-oral-contraceptive-for-otc-otc-use/ DUBLIN, September 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO), a leading provider of consumer self-care products, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled a joint meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee (NDAC) and the Obstetrics, Reproductive, and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ORUDAC). November 18, 2022to review the […]]]>

DUBLIN, September 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO), a leading provider of consumer self-care products, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled a joint meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee (NDAC) and the Obstetrics, Reproductive, and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ORUDAC). November 18, 2022to review the company’s application for Opill® daily oral contraceptive for over-the-counter use.

The company previously announced that its subsidiary HRA Pharma has submitted an application to the FDA for an Rx-to-OTC switch from Opill®, a progestin-only pill for daily contraception (also known as the minipill or non-estrogen pill). If approved, Opill® has the potential to be the first birth control pill available in the US without a prescription

About Perigo

Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; PRGO) is a leading provider of Consumer self-care products and over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat self-manageable conditions. Visit Perrigo online at www.perrigo.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release address future events and may be considered “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company’s or its industry’s actual results, activities, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Often such factors are beyond our control, including risks and uncertainties related to the occurrence and timing of regulatory activity, such as B. the FDA Advisory Committee meeting described above. Although the Company believes that the FDA Advisory Committee meeting has been scheduled, there can be no assurance that such a meeting will take place or that it will not be postponed or otherwise scheduled. The outcome of this meeting cannot be predicted either. In particular, there can be no guarantee that the FDA will approve the sale of daily oral contraceptives in The United States. The foregoing and other important factors, including those discussed under “Risk Factors” on the Company’s Form 10-K for the current fiscal year December 31, 2021and Form 10-Q for the current quarter July 2, 2022, and the Company’s subsequent filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this release and, except as otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether new or based on future events or other.

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need a job Do you want to make a difference? Cobalt Abortion Fund Attempts To Hire 2-3 More Organizers On West Slope – AnneLandmanBlog.com https://isdepo.com/need-a-job-do-you-want-to-make-a-difference-cobalt-abortion-fund-attempts-to-hire-2-3-more-organizers-on-west-slope-annelandmanblog-com/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 22:05:44 +0000 https://isdepo.com/need-a-job-do-you-want-to-make-a-difference-cobalt-abortion-fund-attempts-to-hire-2-3-more-organizers-on-west-slope-annelandmanblog-com/ Are you looking for a rewarding job that gives you the opportunity to help people and make a big difference in their lives? Cobalt Advocates is looking for two to three more organizers on the West Slope. Cobalt operates the Cobalt Abortion Fund, a special abortion fund that helps people cover the costs and manage […]]]>

Are you looking for a rewarding job that gives you the opportunity to help people and make a big difference in their lives?

Cobalt Advocates is looking for two to three more organizers on the West Slope.

Cobalt operates the Cobalt Abortion Fund, a special abortion fund that helps people cover the costs and manage the logistics of an abortion, such as transportation, housing, and childcare. The Cobalt Abortion Fund is 100% funded by donors and is the only independent fund of its kind in Colorado.

Cobalt’s goal is to ensure that no one has to bear the financial or logistical burden related to abortion.

Hire now

Cobalt plans to hire two, possibly three, more organizers on the West Slope. The position does not require a degree and they will train everyone, but they are specifically looking for people who have an innate confidence, who value abortion as an option, and are willing to speak publicly about abortion all day, every day. The job involves appearing at street fairs, doing election-time phone banking, turning tables at festivals, and other duties to spread the word about Cobalt and the Abortion Fund. You need to be comfortable working remotely and managing your own hours, although there is the option to share a workspace with another employee if you really want to go to an office. The job can be either part-time or full-time depending on your preference, but the full-time position comes with significant benefits, including health insurance coverage that allows you to add your family inexpensively, as well as dental and eye protection, a generous pension adjustment of 2% paid time off, and 2 Weeks of vacation that you are entitled to immediately.

Since the Supreme Court decision earlier this year ending the constitutional right to abortion after 50 years, Cobalt has seen an increase in the number of people reaching out to her for help. In 2021, Cobalt processed 7,000 requests. So far in 2022, 70,000 inquiries have been received.

Colorado is surrounded by states with “trigger laws” that went into effect shortly after the Dobbs decision ended people’s right to sovereignty over their own bodies. However, Colorado’s Democratic legislature passed legislation earlier this year that protects every Coloradan’s right to reproductive freedom, but trigger laws in surrounding states have greatly increased the number of women seeking abortions in Colorado.

In its decision, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court indicated it would next seek to overturn other cases that have long protected other American autonomy rights, including the right to use contraception and the right to marry who you love. In response, the Democrat-led House of Representatives passed legislation protecting people’s right to use contraceptives last July, but so far Senate Republicans have not acted on the legislation.

To apply for the position at Cobalt, email, call or text Cobalt Regional Director Kiera Hatton Sena at kiera@cobaltadvocates.org at (719) 248- 5718.

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95% of abortions are performed illegally in Iran – officially https://isdepo.com/95-of-abortions-are-performed-illegally-in-iran-officially/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 12:51:53 +0000 https://isdepo.com/95-of-abortions-are-performed-illegally-in-iran-officially/ An Iranian official says around 95 percent of abortions in the country are performed through “illegal” procedures, according to available data. Saleh Ghasemi, head of the Center for Strategic Population Research, said Thursday that abortion is one of the most effective variables for population growth, adding: “Only three percent of abortions [in Iran] are legal […]]]>

An Iranian official says around 95 percent of abortions in the country are performed through “illegal” procedures, according to available data.

Saleh Ghasemi, head of the Center for Strategic Population Research, said Thursday that abortion is one of the most effective variables for population growth, adding: “Only three percent of abortions [in Iran] are legal and two percent of abortions are spontaneous.”

He also said that only four percent of abortions are due to what he called “illegitimate relationships.”

Iran’s ban on abortion has led women to go to underground and often unsanitary centers to terminate their pregnancies. Unhygienic abortions have caused the deaths of many women and sometimes caused lifelong complications.

Earlier this year, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said efforts to Population growth is one of the most urgent tasks and essential politics of the Islamic Republic.

Parliament has passed legislation banning tubectomy, vasectomy and the free distribution of contraceptives unless pregnancy would endanger a woman’s health. The Department of Health has recommended that women over 35 wait just a year before conceiving again and women under 35 wait six months.

medics warn that the new legislation would increase STDs by restricting access to condoms.

The law requires the government to provide incentives, including a 7.5-fold increase in child support payments to government employees, interest-free loans and other benefits. While the new law does not ban prenatal screening, doctors have been advised not to encourage it.

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The teacher had sex with a 14-year-old student and told her it was “natural” and gave her birth control pills https://isdepo.com/the-teacher-had-sex-with-a-14-year-old-student-and-told-her-it-was-natural-and-gave-her-birth-control-pills/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 03:40:58 +0000 https://isdepo.com/the-teacher-had-sex-with-a-14-year-old-student-and-told-her-it-was-natural-and-gave-her-birth-control-pills/ Wong ShiyingThe Straits TimesSeptember 5, 2022 A mathematics teacher at an international school in Singapore had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student and manipulated her into keeping it a secret. They had sex four times, and on two of those occasions he instructed her to take birth control pills afterwards. The 29-year-old Singapore resident […]]]>

Wong Shiying
The Straits Times
September 5, 2022

A mathematics teacher at an international school in Singapore had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student and manipulated her into keeping it a secret.

They had sex four times, and on two of those occasions he instructed her to take birth control pills afterwards.

The 29-year-old Singapore resident of China, whose name cannot be released due to a gag order protecting the victim’s identity, was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday.

He pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual penetration of a minor, with two similar charges being considered for his conviction.

The court heard the victim, now 17, is a Chinese national who came to Singapore in February 2019 to complete an education.

The defendant began teaching mathematics at the school in January of the same year. They met in March when he was teaching her class and the victim asked him for study materials.

They then exchanged contact details and the victim confided in him the problems she faced as a newly arrived foreign student.

On April 6 of the same year, the defendant invited the victim and her boyfriend, a 20-year-old man, to his home for lunch. Before her friend’s arrival, the teacher hugged and kissed her on the face.

When she left, the accused asked her to become his girlfriend and she agreed, thinking it would be good to have a teacher to take care of her.

During their relationship, they kissed at school when no one else was around. They also had sex at his home four times over a two-month period.

Assistant Prosecutor Colin Ng told the court: “The defendant told the victim that it was a ‘natural thing’ for couples to have sexual intercourse.

“He also told the victim not to tell anyone about her sexual activity as it would damage her reputation and it would be ‘terrible’ for her if her parents found out.”

They split in mid-June of the same year after the victim informed him that she was planning to transfer to a different school. It was also the end of the school year and the end of the teacher’s tenure at the school.

The girl later confided in a friend about the breakup, revealing that she had engaged in sexual acts with the accused.

Angry, her friend took her to the school to confront the defendant, who persuaded the victim not to report the matter to the police.

The victim went back to China in July 2019 and told her mother what happened. The elderly woman called the girl’s guardian in Singapore and lodged a complaint with the police.

The teacher was abroad at the time but was arrested on his return to Singapore.

The victim’s psychiatric report indicates that since her altercation with the defendant, she has felt sad, angry and anxious. She is also afraid of men and has trouble trusting others.

DPP Ng called for five to six years in prison and said the defendant betrayed the trust placed in him as a teacher. “He knew it was inappropriate for a teacher to form a relationship with his student, but he did it anyway.”

He added that the contraceptive pills had been obtained from a dubious source – a contact the defendant had obtained from an online forum – and had endangered the victim’s health.

The defendant’s attorney, Mr. Shashi Nathan of Withers KhattarWong, said mitigatingly that shortly after the relationship began, the defendant expressed deep regret and tried to distance himself from the victim.

“However, the moment (the victim) felt distant, she repeatedly told him how much she missed and loved him,” Mr. Nathan said.

The lawyer added that his client recognizes the seriousness of the situation and should never have involved himself with a minor.

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Illegal online contraceptive pharmacies are booming in post-Roe America https://isdepo.com/illegal-online-contraceptive-pharmacies-are-booming-in-post-roe-america/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 01:11:54 +0000 https://isdepo.com/illegal-online-contraceptive-pharmacies-are-booming-in-post-roe-america/

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While abortion is no longer a federally guarded American right, contraception – albeit weak – still is.

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the legalization of abortion Roe v. calf But the precedent now threatens access to contraception across the country, particularly in areas where access to family planning services was already difficult. Consequently, according to new reporting from Vice Newsmany Americans are turning to illegal, unregulated online pharmacies, most of which are littered with counterfeit — and likely ineffective, or even dangerous — contraceptives.

There is a long history of anti-abortion politicians limiting the number of clinics offering contraception in their states. Some states even give individual doctors and pharmacies the right to refuse contraception to patients on religious grounds. And according to the Vice According to reports, around 19 million American women currently live in contraceptive deserts, or regions where access to contraceptive and reproductive health care is unsustainably scarce.

“Growing up in [Harlan, Kentucky], I lived 45 minutes from the nearest gynecologist and the nearest hospital. So if my mother hadn’t taken me, I wouldn’t have been able to get contraceptives,” said a young woman living in one of those areas Vice. “I would say the biggest challenge for me was the distance.”

In the wake of roeIn the wake of the state’s demise, some states have already taken steps to limit contraceptive access even further, and widespread fear that the Supreme Court will soon place contraception entirely in the state’s hands is palpable. In the days after roe After the decision, pharmacies began restricting Plan B purchases as people immediately flocked to vendors to buy and stockpile the morning-after pills. said Diana Contreras, Planned Parenthood’s chief healthcare officer Vice that preliminary data from shortly after roe Reversal showed that the average number of birth control questions received by the organization’s sexual health counseling chatbot doubled compared to previous data.

On the face of it, online pharmacies offer a way to counteract the issues of physical distancing, over-regulation of contraceptives, and the refusal of individuals or companies to offer or adopt contraceptives. But of the 35,000 or so of these digital vendors that have grown so fast the FDA can’t keep up, Vice reports that around 96 percent are “operating illegally”.

And while these surgeries appear at face value, they could offer hope to millions who don’t have, or will soon have, contraceptive access, a a lot of Of the medicines these places stock are fake counterfeits, which can be ineffective at best and dangerous at worst – after all, the manufacturing process of any counterfeit is unregulated, posing an obvious risk to the consumer.

“Consumers may turn to online pharmacies for reasons of convenience, privacy, and cost savings,” states the FDA’s BeSafeRX website, which warns consumers of the risks of online pharmacies, “however, some websites sell drugs that are dangerous or even deadly.”

“Unsafe online pharmacies are often operated by criminal networks,” continues the FDA’s BeSafeRX campaign, “who knowingly and unlawfully sell potentially unsafe, ineffective, or counterfeit drugs to consumers in the United States.”

It’s also worth noting that online pharmacies that don’t offer significant patient protections likely do little to protect user data from the prying eyes of the police — and neither do they to Darkness and doom, but with Facebook already hunched over to law enforcement over abortion-criminalizing data, it doesn’t feel too high to contemplate if and how the same practice might one day be applied to contraceptive-related data, should various birth control needs be required would reach a certain level of criminalization.

As it probably goes without saying, this is all incredibly dark. It’s appalling that the right to contraception could lie at the federal level, especially when limiting access to contraception would likely lead to more unwanted pregnancies — and even if contraception remains a federally protected right, no one should have to rely on unregulated online pharmacies to get their hands on the care they need.

CONTINUE READING: Desperate people turn to illegal online pharmacies for contraception [Vice News]

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