Posts tagged "contraceptives"

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

Teens Aren’t Keen On Using Contraception, But That Doesn’t Mean They’ve Stopped Going At It

It’s a good thing abstinence-only advocates are tweaking their message, because the old one didn’t seem to be working. According to a study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public…

Catherine Strawn | June 23, 2009 - 5:50 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

The Daily Squeeze: Marketing Of The Pill & A “Grey’s Anatomy” SPOILER

You know how Yaz manufacturers push its skin-clearing abilities more than the contraceptive benefits in its commercials? That’s no accident. In an effort to encourage better compliance, many…

Annika Harris | December 5, 2008 - 2:30 pm

Pro-Life Pharmacies Will Not Fill Your Birth Control Prescription

DMC Pharmacy in Chantilly, Virginia, will sell everything from cold meds to contact solution when it opens this summer, but if you want condoms, birth control pills, or any other…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 16, 2008 - 3:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Contraceptives, Peaking Early, And Fake Blood

Teens are more likely to use contraceptives if they’re in a romantic relationship with their partner than if it’s a casual thing. This may seem illogical, but not many of…

Catherine Strawn | March 4, 2008 - 1:00 pm

The Daily Squeeze: A Headache Cure (Or Cause), Plasma TVs, And Britain’s Sex Drive

Sometimes sex can cure headaches and sometimes sex can cause headaches. Perhaps it depends on how good the sex is? [ABC]
A survey done by British electronics company Comet found…

Catherine Strawn | February 6, 2008 - 1:15 pm