Saturday, August 11, 2012

More U.S. women choosing IUDs for birth control

More U.S. women choosing IUDs for birth control

 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A growing number of U.S. women may be opting for intrauterine devices (IUDs) as their birth control method, a national survey finds.

That's good news, researchers say, since IUDs and contraceptive implants are the most effective forms of reversible birth control.

In the U.S., though, they are still far from the most popular, with use lagging well behind birth control pills and condoms.

In the new study, researchers found that in 2009, 8.5 percent of U.S. women using birth control chose an IUD or implant - with the large majority going with the IUD.

That was up from just under four percent in 2007, according to findings published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

"We saw some pretty notable growth," said lead researcher Lawrence B. Finer of the Guttmacher Institute in New York, a sexual and reproductive health organization.

It's not clear what's behind the shift, but a combination of factors are likely at play, Finer told Reuters Health.

One is that medical societies, like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), have endorsed IUDs and implants.

ACOG says the devices should be offered as "first-line" options for most women, because of their effectiveness and safety.

Another reason, Finer said, is that advertisements have probably increased women's awareness of IUDs.

IUDs are implanted in the uterus, where they release small amounts of either copper or the hormone progestin to prevent pregnancy. The contraceptive implant, about the size of a matchstick, is inserted under the skin of the arm, where it releases controlled amounts of progestin.

The hormonal IUD, sold under the brand name Mirena, can prevent pregnancy for five years, while the copper version, sold as ParaGard, is effective for about 10 years. The contraceptive implant, sold as Implanon, works for three years.

Finer said the devices are "substantially" more effective than the Pill or condoms because they do not rely on perfect use.

"They are basically ‘set and forget' methods," Finer said.

With IUDs, it's estimated that between 0.2 percent and 0.8 percent of women will have an unplanned pregnancy within a year. The rate is just 0.05 percent with a contraceptive implant.

In contrast, the Pill and condoms must be used perfectly to be most effective. And with the way people typically use them, the unintended pregnancy rate is about nine percent per year.

With condoms alone, it's between 18 and 21 percent.

More could be done to encourage U.S. women to opt for IUDs and implants, according to Finer and his colleagues.

In some other countries, the devices are much more popular: in France and Norway, for example, about one-quarter of women on birth control use IUDs or implants. And in China, a full 41 percent do, Finer's team says in its report.


Recent research has found that some doctors in the U.S. still harbor misconceptions about the safety of IUDs. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 30 percent of health providers surveyed had doubts about the safety of IUDs for women who've never given birth.

When IUDs first came out, there were concerns that they might raise the risk of pelvic infection and jeopardize women's future fertility. So the original IUD labeling said the devices were contraindicated for women who'd never had children.

But it's now known that IUDs do not carry those risks.

"Many doctors continue to have outdated ideas about who can and cannot use an IUD," Finer said.

Cost may be another issue keeping women from using IUDs and implants.

The devices have a big upfront cost: the price of the Mirena IUD has gone up over the years and is now nearly $800. The ParaGard price tag is about $500. Then there are the doctor's charges for putting them in.

The Implanon implant costs between $400 and $800, with all charges considered.

Since the devices last for years, they are cost-effective in the long run, Finer said.

Birth control pills, for instance, cost anywhere from about $10 to $50 per month, depending on whether a woman uses generic or brand-name pills.

But if women don't have full insurance coverage of the initial cost - or have to wait to be reimbursed - they may balk at the price tag, according to Finer.

"That upfront cost can be a big hurdle," he said.

Finer said that may change, though, with healthcare reform. The new law considers birth control part of preventive healthcare, and most health plans must cover it without co-pays and deductibles.

IUDs and implants can have unwanted side effects, however. With the implant, irregular menstrual bleeding is most common; some women stop having their periods altogether.

The Mirena IUD may also cause menstrual irregularities. But it generally makes periods lighter, which is why it is also approved as a treatment for heavy bleeding. The ParaGard IUD has the opposite effect: menstrual bleeding and cramping can increase, though that may go away over time.

"There's no one best birth control method for all couples," Finer said.

But he added that now that many couples are putting off having children until their 30s, more women may want to consider long-acting birth control options.

"Childbearing has shifted to later years," Finer said. "So it makes sense to think long-term."
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

To drive the woman get climax at 8 sensitive areas

To drive the woman get climax at 8 sensitive areas

To begin to make love, do not have to say it with words directly. Body language, through movement and touch are sometimes more efficacious in fishing partner would be invited to make love.

Both men and women have sensitive points that can be touched when stuck lust. Touches on the sensitive areas will bring the thrill and increased libido.

Many women have a sensitive organ for touch, from head to toe. But not many men who know it. Touch sensitive areas hers. Touches the top of the stimulus will bring it.

Here are some areas that need to be sensitive to women known to man:

To initiate sex, touch focus in the head area. Use the tip of the finger and middle finger to rub her temples to behind the ear. Play her hair. Head with a light massage.

While massaging and caressing, whispering sweet words that provoke the rising lust. Do it slowly. When the whispered words could interspersed with kisses and small bites to the ear

After that your partner's head lay in her lap. Forward-massage to massage her feel relaxed and appreciative react.

Furthermore, the area could be lowered to touch the neck. No problem using the hand or mouth. Most women like when her partner to move hair from one side to the other side of their neck, stroking, kissing and kissing. When it was brought rhythm, you can continue to touch the lower area.

When kissing, try to kiss her skin and hair as well. Do kiss up to the shoulders and back. At the same time wrap your hands to the waist and give it also touches on this area. Many women are very complacent with the touch of a kiss on the shoulder and waist.

When the couple is not dressed or wearing sexy clothes, stretch her legs and spend a few moments to enjoy the inner and outer thighs. In addition to the eye, savor through the touch of hands and lips.

Do not try a little bite. But keep away from vital organs. Smack the area between the outer labia and then finish up the upper thigh with his tongue. This direction will provoke the emergence of touch sensation experienced tremendous partner.

Knee and back knee area also sensitive woman. If the pair back, lift
feet, rest on your body and begin to browse through the back of her knee. Kiss slowly the area.

If instead, give it a touch and a kiss on the knee. And watch her reaction. Do not bite this sensitive arena. By reflex she could kick her knee when she  receive a sudden stimulus.

Hold hands with palms facing each other and use two fingers to gently touch the palm of the hand. Try to feel the whole hand.

Put your middle finger in your mouth and the fun of the mouth. Gently ask her to do the same thing.

Hold hands with your palms facing, and use the fingertips to the wrist down. After a few minutes of stroking, use the lips, teeth and tongue to kiss and nibble slowly inside of her wrist.

Hug your partner's waist with both hands and inhale the aroma when the nose close to your partner's stomach. Kiss her belly from one end to another, and suddenly let your tongue licking.

Do it over and over again, especially around the navel. You will easily find out which part of the touch in this area that make your partner horny or inflate the stomach as a sign he received a great stimulus.

Either the middle of sex or foreplay, place her ankles on your shoulders. Touch to make her "alive."

Coax one of her hands and kisses from one side to another.

If it is necessary to use massage and apply a cream to warm. Do massage from the fingertips and then slowly rise to the heel, calf, knee, and thigh.

Massage-massage will make her relax. The more relaxed the easier it will increase libido.
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Spray Condoms, newly trend of contraceptive

Spray Condoms, newly trend of contraceptive

The good news for men who feel his penis is too big or too small so difficult to find a condom that fits with their size. A German inventor has made condoms with spray system.

With condoms, is guaranteed that there will be no loss for the corresponding condoms because condoms will adjust the size by itself.

"If you go to the drugstore to buy condoms, the most sold are fit for men with average penis length of 14.5 cm. But many people who have a penis smaller or larger than the size of it," said the inventor, Jan Vinzenz Krause, director of the Institute for Condom Consultancy as reported by Spiegel Online, Monday (11/6).

Krause then thought why not adjust the size of the condom are the man, not the other way?

He created the so-called condom condom 'spray-on' with a spraying system pumps liquid latex to the genitals in a matter of seconds.

Krause has filed a patent for the latex spraying system he created.

He admitted that he had had a successful prototype and these findings in experiments can adjust the size with the largest size though.

"With this technology, we can even spray a condom on a penis elephant," Krause said jokingly.

To use this spray condom, the man put his penis into the tube and press the button to spray liquid latex from a removable cartridge.

Rubber latex will dry in seconds. After completion of use, condoms can be removed like a regular condom.

The time needed to be dried latex is about 20-25 seconds. But Krause is seeking to time can be accelerated again to 10 seconds.

"In our surveys, we found two different responses from the men. Some men say it's a great idea and would be very helpful because it's hard to find a condom that fits. While others say no, imagine how to use it. The problem is that using a condom is considered intrusive sex, "says Krause.

Spray-on condoms are sold at a price that is more expensive than a conventional condom. Jar tools are valued 15 euros to 25 euros. Liquid latex refills to produce 10-20 depending on the size of condoms will be sold at prices 7-10 euro.

If the count is calculated, to produce a condom costs one euro, far more expensive than conventional condoms are only about 50 cents.

Condoms are available in red, green, yellow and transparent, but not available in a variety of fragrance because lubricants are needed to add flavor.
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Friday, June 15, 2012

Want to Orgasm Many Times? Tip and Tricks

Want to Orgasm Many Times? Tip and Tricks

Orgasm is usually always accompanied by ejaculation making peak times can only be felt once. After ejaculation, both men and women will feel tired and no longer able to continue the sex session. But that happens if you do not know the tricks in sex!

With special ways, can be arranged so that the sensation of orgasm can still be enjoyed without haste followed by ejaculation. But this may not always of the effort your partner only, for women there is a trick to this effort is successful for both parties. Here's the trick.

Men, do this!
The more a man can not control ejaculation, the less satisfaction to be gained.

Therefore, ask your partner to orgasm control and a sense of satisfaction in order to be able to continue to increase without any stimulation to ejaculation reflex. One of them with a slow rhythm when he had felt it would reach the top.

By postponing orgasm, men will actually feel the intensity increasing. All he needs is a lot of reading about Tantra techniques and books that support, and continue to practice it with your partner or alone.

Secret tricks for you
What about women, do you just feel as the receiver, so no need to try? No, Ladies! You also should try to realize the dream together.

In order to achieve orgasm and feel the intimacy with a partner, you can make the contraction in the vaginal muscles during penetration. Yet so close to the big O, switch your feelings for another thrill-seeking rather than late in arousal that can lead you to orgasm.

You and your partner should do the trick this to feel it's time to reach the top, and you can release all of the above control after intense orgasm many times of course!
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Friday, June 8, 2012

WHO Riset: Gonorrhea growing resistant to drugs

Gonorrhea growing resistant to drugs

GENEVA (AP) — A sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatable, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
The U.N. health agency is urging governments and doctors to step up surveillance of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, a bacterial infection that can cause inflammation, infertility, pregnancy complications and, in extreme cases, lead to maternal death. Babies born to mothers with gonorrhea have a 50 percent chance of developing eye infections that can result in blindness.

"This organism has basically been developing resistance against every medication we've thrown at it," said Dr. Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, a scientist in the agency's department of sexually transmitted diseases. This includes a group of antibiotics called cephalosporins currently considered the last line of treatment.
"In a couple of years it will have become resistant to every treatment option we have available now," she told The Associated Press in an interview ahead of WHO's public announcement on its 'global action plan' to combat the disease.

Lusti-Narasimhan said the new guidance is aimed at ending complacency about gonorrhea and encouraging researchers to speed up their hunt for a new cure.
Once considered a scourge of sailors and soldiers, gonorrhea — known colloquially as the clap — became easily treatable with the discovery of penicillin. Now, it is the second most common sexually transmitted infection after chlamydia. The global health body estimates that gonorrhea is responsible for some 106 million infections annually. It also increases the chances of infection with other diseases, such as HIV.
"It's not a European problem or an African problem, it's really a worldwide problem," said Lusti-Narasimhan.

Scientists believe overuse or incorrect use of antibiotics, coupled with the gonorrhea bacteria's astonishing ability to adapt, means the disease is now close to becoming a super bug.
Bacteria that survive antibiotic treatment due to a mutation that makes them resistant then quickly spread their genes in an accelerated process of natural selection. This is a general problem affecting all antibiotics, but gonorrhea is particularly quick to adapt because it is good at picking up snippets of DNA from other bacteria, said Lusti-Narasimhan.

"If it didn't do so much damage it would actually be a fun organism to study," she said.
Resistance to cephalosporins was first reported in Japan, but more recently has also been detected in Britain, Australia, France, Sweden and Norway. As these are all countries with well-developed health systems, it is likely that cephalosporin-resistant strains are also circulating undetected elsewhere.
"I think this is probably only the tip of the iceberg," said Prof. Catherine Ison, who oversees the national surveillance program for treatment of resistant gonorrhea in England and Wales.
The over-the-counter availability of low potency antibiotics in some Asian countries is one of the reasons why resistance is increasing, she said.

Doctors in Britain are now switching to using a combination of antibiotics over a longer period of time to combat resistant gonorrhea, said Ison, who is based at the UK's Health Protection Agency.
The Geneva-based WHO wants countries not just to tighten their rules for antibiotic use but also to improve their surveillance systems so that the full extent of the problem can be determined.
Better sex education is also needed, as proper condom use is an effective means of stopping transmission, said Lusti-Narasimhan.
"We're not going to be able to get rid of it completely," she said. "But we can limit the spread."

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