Fertility and pregnancy

Alarming Public Health Report on Infertility in France

In its latest epidemiological bulletin, dated July 3, 2017, the French Public Health Agency, addressed the issue of “Reproductive Health and Endocrine Disruptors“. This alarming report confirms worrisome data on increasing infertility, already published in...

A Promising New Therapy for Female Infertility

Researchers at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (“INSERM”) and Lille University have recently discovered the cause of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or “PCOS” which affects almost 1 in 10 women of childbearing age and is the main...

Contraception 50 years later: disillusion and anti-love

December 19, 1967 marked the date when France adopted a new law on contraception. Although access to contraception has become widespread, the new generation of women is starting to voice complaints of having their bodies over-medicated, while unwanted side effects...

Contraception, sterilization: women fighting for health issues

On Monday, September 18, 2017, the Bayer laboratory announced that it will stop selling its sterilization implant Essure® in Europe. The controversy surrounding the device has lasted several months, following lawsuits filed by numerous women claiming the implant...

Over-the-Counter Access for Birth Control Pills: What’s the Rush?

On April 17, 2017, a French group called « Libérez ma pilule” : (Free the Pill) published an open letter addressed to pharmaceutical labs, the French Health Products Safety Agency and the European Medical Agency (EMA), to request OTC (over-the counter) marketing of...

« Essure® »: Controversial Female Sterilization Device

“Essure” is a small metallic coil-shaped birth control device which is permanently inserted into each fallopian tube. The resulting inflammation and scar tissue build-up thus creates a barrier, which theoretically provides permanent female sterilization. Numerous...