Posts tagged "contraception"

Today’s Lady News: More Birth Control Pills Recalled

Birth control pills made by Glenmark Generics are being recalled because some of the active/non-active pills have been placed in the wrong order. Check at the link to see…

Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Obama Settles Birth Control Debate, Telling Insurers They Must Pick Up Tab If Employer Won’t

Every woman will have access to birth control under the Obama administration’s latest decision regarding health care reform, which was meant to appease Catholic bishops who balked at a previous iteration

Jessica Wakeman | February 13, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Who’s Been Called In As “Experts” To Talk Birth Control On Cable News?

Who’s been called in as “experts” on cable news to discuss the current debate over birth control? More men than women, that’s who. Across all the networks, 91 men appeared…

Jessica Wakeman | February 11, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Says Birth Control “Just Costs A Few Dollars,” Is Not Something “You Need Insurance For”

Oh, Rick Santorum, just shut up already! He told conservatives at the CPAC  conference today that insurers shouldn’t cover the cost of birth control because it “costs just a…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Math Teacher In Trouble For Giving Her Student Morning-After Pill

This is a sad story that underscores how the age requirement on the morning-after pill doesn’t work:  a math teacher in Austin, Texas, resigned after she was caught having helped…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Where Can I Get A Birth Control Ninja?

If you’re big whores like we are, you’re intimately familiar with the panoply of birth control options out there. The Pill. The patch. The Depo Provera shot. And…

Jessica Wakeman | September 7, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Pope Says Condom Use “Justified” For Male Prostitutes, I’m Not Impressed

Hey, great news, male prostitutes with HIV/AIDS! The Pope has given you his blessing to use condoms! In the upcoming book Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 22, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Study: Schools Teach Abstinence, Not Contraception

Teens learn about the birds and the bees in high school sex ed — but they’re not, apparently, learning about birth control. A report from the Centers for Disease Control…

Julie Gerstein | September 17, 2010 - 4:15 pm

What Is Ella, The Morning-After Pill That The FDA Just Approved?

Woot, woot! On Friday afternoon, the FDA approved ella, a new emergency contraceptive that can be taken five days after unprotected sex, for prescription-only sales. If the condom breaks, you…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Birth Control Not Free As “Preventative Service” Under New Health Care Law

Yesterday the White House announced which preventative services will be free under President Obama’s health care reform and birth control did not make the cut. Uh, isn’t getting birth control…

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2010 - 7:10 pm

Provincetown, Mass., Offers Condoms To All Students — Yes, Even Elementary Schoolers

Starting in September, the small, seaside town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, will give a condom to any student in grades 1 through 12 who asks for one — but only…

Jessica Wakeman | June 24, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: New Male Birth Control Stops Men From Producing Semen

Will this be Depo Provera for dudes?! Eighty British couples are participating in a two-year-long trial to test a male contraceptive jab which tricks the brain into stopping sperm production.

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Guys, You Are Not The Only Ones Who Hate Condoms

Exciting things are happening in my lady parts: I’ve gone back on the birth control pill. After a few years of being single and not getting enough sex to justify…

Jessica Wakeman | January 19, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Hillary Clinton: “We Cannot Accept The Ongoing Marginalization Of Half The World’s Population”

No one can deny Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been a longtime, committed supporter of the rights of women and girls globally—especially the right for women to plan their…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Condoms As Popular As The Pill For Young Women

A new study has found that British women under the age of 50 choose condoms for birth control as often as they choose the Pill. This is the first time…

Wendy Atterberry | October 22, 2009 - 11:30 am

Where Opera Meets Contraception

The Contraception Opera, “starring sperm and egg,” combines two of my favorite things — sex education and interpretive dance! Genius. [via BuzzFeed]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 24, 2009 - 6:40 pm

Pullout Method Almost As Effective As Condoms

Authors of a new paper in Contraception magazine say that the withdrawal method is as effective as condoms when it comes to pregnancy prevention. They say “typical use” of the…

Annika Harris | July 21, 2009 - 3:50 pm

Should Sex Educators Teach The Withdrawal Method?

In an upcoming issue of Contraception, Rachel K. Jones of the Guttmacher Institute makes the case that sex educators should start teaching the withdrawal method as a form of birth…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 21, 2009 - 1:45 pm

Plan B To Be Available To 17 And Up Without Prescription

Yesterday, a federal judge ordered the FDA to make the Plan B morning-after birth control pill available without a prescription to women 17 and up. In a very crime show-sounding…

Catherine Strawn | March 24, 2009 - 4:00 pm