Posts tagged "contraception"

A Pill You Only Take When You Know You’re Getting Laid?

While there are many positive side effects from taking a once-daily birth control pill — no more heavy periods, no more acne, less intense menstrual cramps — the main purpose, as the name…

Sarah Gray | March 6, 2013 - 9:40 am

Oklahoma Republican Says Birth Control “Poisons Women’s Bodies” (FYI, It Doesn’t)

Oklahoma State Senate Clark Jolley, a Republican (duh), introduced a bill that would allow an employer to refuse to cover birth control in their health care plans for any…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Pregnant Mexican Girl Is Older Than Previously Thought, Outfitted With Birth Control From Doctors

Recently it was reported that a nine-year-old girl had given birth in Mexico. Now her parents are claiming she is 12- or 13-years-old, which is still horrific, and that…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm

The Soapbox: Your Arguments Against Our Permanent Birth Control Are B.S.

This essay was published with permission from Gender-Focus.

My spouse and I are seeking permanent birth control, and the entire process has been difficult. At this point, we…

Jessica Critcher | February 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Obama Changes Health Insurance Coverage Of Birth Control For Religious Employers

The Obama administration released new details this morning about which religious employers will be exempt from covering the cost of birth control under health care reform — which the Associated…

Jessica Wakeman | February 1, 2013 - 1:20 pm

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…

Sarah Gray | January 28, 2013 - 11:00 am

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Calls For Birth Control Over-The-Counter

Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, calling for birth control to be made available over-the-counter for women over age 18. He argues that…

Jessica Wakeman | December 15, 2012 - 3:00 pm

How Does The Morning-After Pill Work? Let’s Find Out!

Here’s a cute video from AsapSCIENCE that explains to you how the Plan B morning-after pill works. [The Mary Sue]
A California judge has blocked a ban on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 4, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Pediatricians Urged To Discuss, Prescribe Emergency Contraception To Teens

Pediatricians should discuss emergency contraception with their teenaged patients and even write advance prescriptions, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended earlier this week. The morning-after pill should be taken 120…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2012 - 2:40 pm

OB-GYNs Recommend The Pill Be Available Over-The-Counter

Birth control pills should be available over the counter without a prescription, the American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended yesterday.

Jessica Wakeman | November 21, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Access To Contraception Is A Human Right, United Nation Declares

Access to contraception is a universal human right, the United Nations has declared. The annual report “State Of The World Population 2012,” released today by the U.N. Population Fund regarding…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2012 - 3:40 pm

An Open Letter To My Period On The Occasion Of Coming Early

Dear My Period On The Occasion Of Coming Early,

You’ve been arriving like clockwork for 15 years. I was never a woman that had a problem with you…

Jessica Wakeman | November 12, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Free Birth Control Means Fewer Abortions, Says Study (Which Proves Common Sense)

A new study called “The Contraceptive Choice Project” outlined in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology tracked over 9,000 women in St. Louis and found free birth control led to drastically lower…

Jessica Wakeman | October 6, 2012 - 9:00 am

I Love My IUD, So Why Didn’t My Doctor?

The first time I went in to get my intrauterine device, or IUD, my doctor asked me if I was in a relationship.

“Um, kind of?” I stammered.

Kate Conway | October 5, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Some NYC Schools Administer Birth Control, Morning-After Pill To Students — So What?

Earlier this week, The New York Post dropped the “exclusive” that nurses at 13 New York City public schools can dispense the morning-after pill and provide oral and injectable birth…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Hitched: Why My Husband Is Getting A Vasectomy

I’ve been walking around with a sketch of a uterus and cervix in my reporter’s notebook for several weeks now, courtesy of my gynecologist. She drew it while explaining to…

Andrea Grimes | September 26, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Missouri To Allow Employers To Refuse To Cover Birth Control, Abortion

Bad news out of Missouri this week: employers and insurers who personally oppose birth control, abortion and sterilization will be able to refuse to cover those forms of health care…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Gay Rights, Planned Parenthood On Agenda At Democratic National Convention

Next month the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Democratic delegates will nominate President Barack Obama for their candidate. Such events are not just about…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Elizabeth Banks Stands Up For Planned Parenthood

Actress Elizabeth Banks continues to be a magical unicorn from my dreams with this just-released video in support of Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. Banks talks about why she supports…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2012 - 5:40 pm

“This Is My Body”: The Video Anti-Abortion Activists Need To See

“If I choose to have sex, I have the right to birth control and to be spared the demeaning insults that you’d never want leveled against your daughter or mother.

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2012 - 12:40 pm