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Mitt Romney Calls Morning After Pills “Abortive Pills”

Fact checking time! Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail in Colorado last night and referred to emergency contraception/the morning-after pill as “abortive pills.” This could be because he or his…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: CVS Refuses Emergency Contraception To Man, Suggests He’s A Rapist

A Texas man is suing a CVS pharmacy after it refused to sell him the morning-after pill, which he was purchasing for his wife. Jason Melbourne drove to four…

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Took Plan B

Typically before heading into the office, I make a pit stop to get coffee. Yesterday I had to swing into the pharmacy instead—to get Plan B.

As I…

Caitlin Thornton | December 8, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Gov’t Overrules FDA, Forbids Morning-After Pill From Going On Shelves

I knew I shouldn’t get my hopes up: the Secretary of  Health and Human Services (a woman!) has overruled the FDA’s recommendation to allow the morning-after pill to be sold…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2011 - 1:40 pm

FDA Considers Putting The Morning-After Pill On Drugstore Shelves

Conservatives losing their marbles to start in five … four … three … two … one: the FDA has until tomorrow to decide whether the morning-after pill Plan B will…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: iPhone’s Siri Won’t Help You Find The Morning-After Pill

Siri on the iPhone won’t tell you where to find the morning-after pill, but it will help you find Viagra. [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
Plus, 10 things Siri…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Plan B For Girls 17 And Under?

The makers of the Plan B morning-after pill plan to ask the FDA to allow for the emergency contraception to be sold without a prescription for young women under…

Jessica Wakeman | February 11, 2011 - 7:40 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

Men Explain Birth Control!

Blogger Amanda Hess of The Sexist took her video camera around D.C. and asked a bunch of dudes to explain how different types of women-controlled birth control work,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2010 - 5:20 pm

What’s Ellaone? And How Can It Keep Me From Getting Pregnant?

We’ve all heard about emergency contraception — also called “the morning after pill” — which is most effective when a woman takes it up to 72 hours (five) after unprotected…

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2010 - 8:26 pm

Why Emergency Contraception Needs To Be Used For Emergencies Only

The one and only time I experienced a condom breaking, I rushed to my doctor to get a prescription for the Plan B emergency contraceptive pill. This was before it…

Ami Angelowicz | August 6, 2009 - 2:50 pm

Plan B Available Over-The-Counter In Canada

Last week, Plan B was approved for over-the-counter status in Canada. Canada is now the fifth country to allow women to purchase Plan B without a prescription or a consultation…

Carrie Wasterlain | June 25, 2009 - 4:20 pm