Woman to Sue Clinic for Surprising Her With Baby Instead of Birth Control

Yesenia Pacheco has three children. Unfortunately, she’d only planned for two. In fact, her third child was a complete and utter surprise brought to her by NeighborCare Health, which accidentally gave her a flu shot instead of the birth control that she’d asked for. Now she’s suing. At least she doesn’t have the flu? »8/11/15 9:15pm8/11/15 9:15pm


Depo-Provera Found to Double Risk of Breast Cancer (But Don't Flip Out Just Yet)

Depo-Provera, the injectable contraceptive that's used by roughly 1.2 million women in the U.S., is incredibly convenient, effective, and relatively affordable. But according to a new study, it has a very scary side effect: doubling your risk of breast cancer. But before you freak out because it's coursing (or has… »4/06/12 10:40am4/06/12 10:40am

Birth Control Shot Found To Double HIV Risk In African Women

As if the AIDS crisis in Africa wasn't bad enough, scientists now believe that a birth control method that's popular in the eastern and southern parts of the continent is increasing women's HIV risk. A major peer-reviewed study found that women who get a hormone shot every three months double their risk of becoming… »10/04/11 1:20pm10/04/11 1:20pm