Posts tagged "birth control pill"

Weight Gain And Bigger Boobs Are Birth Control Myths

There goes my excuse for the Freshmen 15. Only three to four percent of women actually gain weight on the birth control pill, according to Dr. Anne Burke, associate professor of gynecology at Johns Hopkins. The pounds you think you pack on from the pill could actually be from those cafeteria fries, or the six…
By: Alyson Penn / July 1, 2013

I Have … Blood Clots

Not only is Hillary Clinton creating a frenzy of 2016 election speculation and my favorite internet memes, but she's also brought blood clots into the media spotlight. While the buzz has gone down, and you rarely hear commentators on CNN analyzing deep leg thrombosis anymore, the incident stuck with me. I, too, have…
By: Sarah Gray / January 28, 2013

Study Finds That Access To Birth Control Increases Women’s Wages

The income gap between men and women in the United States has been narrowing over the past few decades and new research says we have the birth control pill to thank. Research conducted by The University of Michigan analyzed the careers of 4,300 women and found that the earlier they had access to the Pill,…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 28, 2012

Binge Drinking Increases Pregnancy Risk For Birth Control Pill Users

"I puke all the time and have sex with my boyfriend." "I don't really puke when I'm hungover but I puke a lot when I'm drunk. And ever since I started University, I pretty much have sex every weekend when I'm drunk." These are some of the more, um, insightful quotes recently used i…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 26, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Birth Control Pill Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who have been on the birth control pill for 10 or more years have cut their risk of ovarian cancer by 45 percent, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. [Guardian UK] The bus company that operates Brooklyn's B110 bus line, which runs through the borough's Hasidic Jewish neighborhood…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2011

Bill O’Reilly: “Many Women Who Get Pregnant Are Blasted Out Of Their Minds When They Have Sex”

Birth control should not be covered without co-pays as part of preventative health care, Bill O'Reilly says, because "many women who get pregnant are blasted out of their minds when they have sex, [so] they're not going to use birth control anyway." He introduces this Fox News segment while talking about pot and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2011

The Pill: Has It Made Our Lives Simpler Or More Complicated?

There's no question that the birth control pill has given us modern women an undeniable amount of freedom that our grandmothers didn't have -- both sexual and cultural -- since its introduction to the free market 50 years ago. But what it's costing our generation is an increased likelihood of infertility, or so says New…
By: Joanne Hinkel / December 1, 2010

10 Bizarro Birth Control Pill Facts

2010 is a big year, because it is the 50th anniversary of the birth control pill. Who can remember life without it? But did you know that the pill was originally only available to married women? Or that taking Nyquil can make the pill less effective? After the jump, some other fascinating pill facts.
By: Kelli Bender / August 3, 2010

Today’s Lady News: “Bright Pill,” A Birth Control Pill For Men, In The Works

Israeli scientist Professor Haim Breitbart is hard at work on the "Bright Pill," a birth control pill or injection which has proven to cause temporary sterility in mice. But don't worry! It fades away and the mice are supposedly as virile as they were before. Prof. Breitbart hopes the male birth control will be…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2010

Pharmacy Refused To Sell The Pill, Condoms, Porn — And Closed

Birth control pills. Condoms. Porn. Cigarettes. What do these things have in common other than indicators of a good time (except for, uh, the cigarettes)? They were all banned products at Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy, a Catholic pharmacy in Chantilly, Virginia, that went out of business in March. DMC Pharmacy, which opened…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2010