Tuesday, April 16

Day: March 16, 2019

The reason why some women can get pregnant on the pill
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The reason why some women can get pregnant on the pill

    Birth control pill contraceptive pill calendar routine nobody close-up the contraceptive pill is supposed to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancies when taken perfectly (ie, at the same time every day). But despite that, it's not unheard of for women to get pregnant while on the pill. When taken imperfectly so, at different times of the day, or with the odd missed pill that effectiveness rate drops to 91%. Because of this, it was previously assumed that any unwanted pregnancies on the contraceptive pill would be due to the woman not taking it properly. Cropped shot of an unrecognizable teenage girl drinking medication But new scientific research suggests there might be another cause of unplanned pregnancies occurring despite the pill or other forms of hormonal...
DUP in significant talks with ministers over Brexit deal
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DUP in significant talks with ministers over Brexit deal

    Philip Hammond is leading government talks with the Northern Irish DUP in a bid to win their support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal. With the Conservative party’s confidence and supply deal with the DUP coming up for review, the chancellor’s involvement indicates there could be a financial incentive to back the plan. It comes as Ms May’s ministers also continue their efforts to convince Conservative eurosceptics to row in behind her twice-defeated deal, ahead of a new vote on Tuesday. When the DUP agreed to prop up Ms May’s administration in the commons after the 2017 election, the party negotiated an extra £2bn in spending for Northern Ireland over 2018 and 2019. Money in the agreement, and potentially the support of the party’s 10 MPs for Ms May, is set to end in...