contraceptives

Male birth control trial ends after participants complain of inconvenient side effects

Just when the world felt ready to witness a stave of inexplicably melancholic and bloated men on the pill, a handful of male participants quit a birth control study due to the

Bronwyn Isaac | October 31, 2016 - 2:58 pm

The Supreme Court Just Made An Important, Slightly Confusing Decision On Birth Control Coverage

It’s not necessarily bad news, but it’s not really good news either.

Kylie Cheung | May 16, 2016 - 9:09 pm

Omaha Lady Insists Sex Ed “Rapes Children Of Innocence”

What a lovely and appropriate choice of words.

Robyn Pennacchia | January 6, 2016 - 6:15 pm

The University Of Oregon Is Using A Rape Victim’s Counseling Notes For Their Investigation

The University of Oregon is claiming that they can access a rape victim’s counseling records from the help she sought on-campus after her assault as part of their investigation –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 4, 2015 - 6:10 pm

8 Useless Things I Learned In Home Economics Class (And How They Failed Me)

In middle school, I took a cooking class and a “life skills” class, each of which promised to prepare me for fancy grown-up tasks like adequately feeding myself, running a…

Claire Hannum | October 6, 2014 - 11:00 am

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

Birth Control Should Be Covered By Health Care Plans, Says Report

Health care plans should cover birth control, STD screening, HPV testing, and other services for women without co-pays, according to an independent panel of doctors from the Institute of Medicine…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Health Care Reform Might Require Coverage Of Birth Control

For the past three years, I have not taken any birth control pills and instead solely relied on condoms for contraception. These past few years, I have been a full-time…

Jessica Wakeman | February 3, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Late-Night TV: India’s Latest Weapon Against Overpopulation

India has a rather novel idea to curb overpopulation — late-night TV! Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad wants the country to increase efforts to bring electricity to…

Annika Harris | July 14, 2009 - 4:30 pm
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