CCL20

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CCL20

A gene on chromosome 2q33-q37 that encodes a chemotactic factor that attracts lymphocytes and neutrophils, but not monocytes. CCL20 inhibits proliferation of myeloid stem cells in colony formation assays, and may be involved in proliferation and activity of mucosal lymphoid tissues (e.g., BALT, MALT, SALT) by attracting lymphocytes and dendritic cells towards epithelial cells.
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The huge impact of LARCs on the unintended pregnancy rate is attributable to consistent effectiveness over time, compared with an increasing failure rate over time with short-acting contraceptive methods, she said, explaining that while the failure rate with oral contraceptives is about 8%9% over the first 3 years, it increases to 53% at 8 years.
"Our initiative is really about raising awareness and increasing knowledge in the adults who are talking to teens," said Jessica Cranch, health project coordinator at the LARC Initiative.
"The emphasis is on giving access for women who want access, removing barriers, but then also there is no goal amount, so we are not trying to say we want every woman to have LARC because that is not the right option for every woman.
The authors approached women actively seeking 1 of the 2 SARC methods but not a LARC method for contraception.
This paper describes how the LARCs and Youth study supported peer educators to dispel misconceptions about LARCs among their peers; counsel on all contraceptive methods; and refer prospective family planning (FP) clients, including LARCs clients, to YFS units; and assesses PEs contribution to increasing FP referrals, including LARCs (the indicator of primary interest).
"NASA LaRC staff assured us that there is a place for us [community college students] at NASA and encouraged us to continue our studies for the ultimate benefit of humankind.
LARC referred Horace to NH Legal Assistance (NHLA), where a paralegal helped him prepare his paperwork and represented him at his appeal hearing.
The investigators also looked at whether the increase they saw could be related to the common year-end practice of maximizing health insurance benefits and found a significant increase in LARC insertions from 2015 to 2016, she added.
FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) are suitable for use by adolescents, according to a Committee Opinion published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.