News related to Mirena (Levonorgestrel) and/or conditions it is approved for
First dual-protection intravaginal ring design shows promise in long-term HIV & pregnancy prevention
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2013.11.12]
A new intravaginal ring (IVR) has been developed for the sustained 90-day co-delivery of tenofovir and levonorgestrel, an anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drug and a contraceptive. Tenofovir is the only topical prophylactic shown to be effective at reducing the sexual transmission of HIV when formulated in a gel.
New technology combining contraception, HIV and herpes simplex virus-2 prevention
Source: Sexual Health / STDs News From Medical News Today [2013.11.14]
CONRAD Head of drug delivery, Meredith Clark, PhD, presented preclinical data on a new intravaginal ring that provides contraception as well as HIV-1 and HSV-2 prevention at the 2013 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas.
Contraception needed 3 weeks after giving birth, new mums warned
Source: Fertility News From Medical News Today [2013.10.23]
Fertility can return much more rapidly than many women assume after giving birth, and myths still abound about what contraception can and can't be used while breastfeeding.