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Your genes might influence how well your birth control works Popular Science

Like all obstetricians and gynecologists, Aaron Lazorwitz would occasionally have patients who said that they used birth control perfectly, but still got pregnant. “It's always the assumption that they must have done something wrong, and missed a pill or ...

Gene Variant Linked to Lower Levels of Hormonal Birth Control The Scientist

Such differences may help explain accidental pregnancies among women on the pill, researchers say.

Genetics May Explain Why Birth Control Doesn't Always Work For Some Women Discover Magazine (blog)

No form of birth control is 100 percent effective. Now, a new study provides an explanation for why a small number of women who use hormonal contraceptive methods still become pregnant, even if they use them correctly. A new study published in Obstetrics ...

Hormonal Birth Control Failure May Be The Result Of A Gene Mutation, A Major New Study Says Bustle

If you've ever wondered why hormonal birth control isn't 100 percent effective, a new study may explain why. Published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, the research found that people who have a certain genetic variant might produce an enzyme that ...

The reason why certain women can get pregnant while taking hormonal contraception Cosmopolitan.com

New scientific research reveals that genes may make some women more susceptible to getting pregnant despite taking the pill or other hormonal contraceptives, suggesting unplanned pregnancies don't always occur as a result of not taking the pill properly.

Explained: Why some women on the contraceptive pill still get pregnant Times Now

New Delhi: Birth control pills and other contraceptive methods are considered effective at preventing pregnancy. And when a woman got pregnant while on birth control, she is usually blamed for not using the contraceptive properly, which may result in ...

Your genes may reduce the effectiveness of contraception: study Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Women's health hasn't had a lot of this kind of research done yet....

Influence of Genetic Variants on Steady-State Etonogestrel C... : Obstetrics & Gynecology LWW Journals - Wolters Kluwer

OBJECTIVE: To identify genetic variants that influence steady-state etonogestrel concentrations among contraceptive implant users. METHODS: We enrolled ...

Genetic Variant May Put Some Women at Increased Risk for Contraceptive Failure Monthly Prescribing Reference

A genetic variant may play a major role in why hormonal contraception fails in some women, according to a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. To investigate what impact genetic variants have on birth control, researchers from the University of ...

Getting pregnant while taking contraception could be beyond your control if you have a certain gene INSIDER

Despite taking the contraceptive pill, about 9 out of 100 women get pregnant every year. This is often considered to be a result of them taking it incorrectly — missing pills or not taking them at the same time every day. But according to a new study, published in ...

Study Offers Clues for Why Birth Control May Fail Lab Manager Magazine

Women who get pregnant while using birth control may carry a gene that breaks down the hormones common in contraceptives, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “The findings mark the first time a genetic ...

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