July 9, 2014

Healthy Mama recently introduced a new merchandising concept to appeal to the some 4 million pregnant moms each year — a full line of pregnancy-friendly OTC products. 

June 27, 2014

Bayer HealthCare and HealthyWomen on Thursday launched the Family Size Matters initiative to help educate women who are done, or think they may be done, having children about their family planning, including permanent birth control.

May 7, 2014

Insight Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced the introduction of the e.p.t Preconception Health Test, a new product that measures vaginal acidity and indicates the presence of infections so women can visit their doctor and seek treatment before trying to conceive.

December 26, 2013

Actavis last year gained approval for its Next Choice, a generic version of Teva Women’s Health’s Plan B One-Step, that now sits on top in emergency contraceptive sales.

November 26, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing emergency contraceptives like Plan B One-Step on whether they are less effective in women weighing more than 165 lbs, according to a report published Monday by Reuters.

November 6, 2013

Healthy Mama on Monday announced the launch of their full line of pregnancy-friendly OTC products in buybuy Baby stores.

May 6, 2013

Swiss Precision Diagnostics unveiled the new Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator at the 61st Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists here.

May 1, 2013

Bayer HealthCare will buy birth-control product maker Conceptus for $1.1 billion, the companies said.

April 5, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Friday morning commended a U.S. District Court ruling that expands over-the-counter access of Plan B One-Step to women under the age of 17.

February 14, 2013

Between 2006 and 2010, 1-in-9 sexually experienced women between the ages of 15 and 44 years had used emergency contraception at least once, the National Center for Health Statistics noted in a report released Wednesday.

December 27, 2012

Women deficient in vitamin D early in their pregnancies are more likely to deliver babies with lower birth weights, according to research released last week by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

August 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing a regulatory application from Teva for a contraceptive drug, the company said Monday.

July 30, 2012

A number of smaller manufacturers of male contraceptives are launching into the market to challenge the big three: Church & Dwight (72.8% dollar share in the category), Ansell Healthcare (11.6% dollar share) and Reckitt Benckiser (11.5% dollar share).


July 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Friday.

April 3, 2012

A drug maker and a charity organization are donating $3 million in contraceptives to uninsured women.

March 27, 2012

Pharmacies may be misinforming teenagers about where they can locate emergency contraceptives without a prescription, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.

March 15, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that the manufacturer called the first oral contraceptive that also treats heavy menstrual bleeding.

February 10, 2012

Controversy over a plan by the Obama administration to require health insurance plans to provide free contraception to women has led the administration to seek a policy that it is calling a compromise with conservative groups opposed to the measure, according to published reports.

February 9, 2012

The Center for Reproductive Rights on Wednesday asked a federal court to reopen its 2005 lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration for imposing age restrictions on emergency contraceptive drugs.

February 8, 2012

Subsidiaries of Watson Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson have settled a lawsuit filed by the latter when Watson attempted to market a generic version of one of its contraceptive drugs.

February 1, 2012

A possible pill mix-up has prompted Pfizer to recall more than two dozen lots of a prescription contraceptive drug, the drug maker said.

December 8, 2011

A group of medical associations on Wednesday denounced the government's decision to maintain the status quo with regard to the prescription status of the emergency contraceptive Plan B.

December 7, 2011

Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Wednesday issued a public statement that the agency was prepared to approve Plan B as a nonprescription medication, but reversed that decision following a directive from the Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday morning.

October 13, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday reported that the use of condoms is up in teen males.