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01 Aug 2012

Proper use of family planning methods is the key to preventing unplanned preg­nancies. Despite the great effort spent in the research and development of contra­ceptive methods resulting in many new advances, none of the current methods is 100% effective. Emergency contraception (EC), also called ‘postcoital contraception’, is a back-up contraception adminis­tered to a woman after unprotected sexual intercourse (UPSI) or contraceptive failure, so as to prevent unplanned pregnancy. This may be indicated when unexpected intercourse has occurred without the use of any contraception, when there is a sus­pected potential failure of one’s regular contraceptive method (eg, condom break­age or slippage, missed dose of hormonal contraceptive, or potential failure of an intrauterine contraceptive device), or after sexual assault.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 27 Dec 2017

A once-daily subcutaneous dose of teriparatide may be more effective than once-weekly oral risedronate in preventing vertebral fractures in post-menopausal women with osteoporosis and a history of vertebral fractures, findings from the VERO* trial show.

Several adults who experienced a first-time myocardial infarction (MI) at a young age have been found to be ineligible for statin therapy based on current guideline-based treatment thresholds, reports a study, stressing the need for better risk assessment tools among young adults.