Posts tagged "morning after pill"

Brilliant Idea: PA College Dispensing Plan B From Vending Machines

Taking the morning-after pill in a timely fashion has been one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when it comes to reproductive rights. Emergency contraception (which prevents ovulation so an egg cannot be fertilized, as well as thins the lining of the uterus so a fertilized egg cannot be implanted) is most effective if take…

Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2012

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 team genuinely doesn’t understand that emergency contraception (Plan B) and the abortion pill (RU-486) are two completely different pills. Or it could be because he’…

Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2012

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 pharmacies until he found one which sold Plan B emergency contraception, but the pharmacist refused to sell it, pointing to the fine print that said…

Jessica Wakeman / January 11, 2012

Soapbox: Pulling The Mommy Card On Reproductive Rights

This is not the change I voted for. Nor how I thought the year would end for women’s rights in the USA. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius recently overruled scientists at the Federal Drug Administration and blocked a move to allow for Plan B emergency contraception, also known as the morning after…

Veronica Arreola / January 2, 2012

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 on drugstore shelves without a prescription. If Plan B is taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, it is almost 90 percent effective in preventing a…

Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2011

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 be available on drugstore shelves (as opposed to behind the counter) without a prescription for anyone of any age. If taken within 72 hours of…

Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2011

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 on iPhone will help you get instead of an abortion, like escorts. [Raw Story]
Ohio’s State Senate president, a Republican, said his party pla…

Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2011

WTF: Michele Bachmann Invents The “Morning-After Abortion Pill”

I purposefully did not watch CNN’s Tea Party/Republican debate on Tuesday night because I knew I’d spend the whole time screaming at the TV. It was the right choice. (Like moi, you can read the transcript here.) Texas Governor Rick Perry wasted no time saying he made a “mistake” by requiring adolescent girl…

Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2011

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 age 17. Plan B is available without a prescription for women ages 17 and older. [Reuters]
Black and Latina women are less likely than white…

Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2011

What To Do If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted

We’ve written a lot about sexual assault on The Frisky this week, from the death threats faced by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s alleged victims and the weatherwoman who filed a false report, to the “Congratulations, you’ve been bad touched!” greeting card on and blogger Andrea Grimes’ incredibly thought-provoking essay, “Who Will Rape Me?” Heavy…

Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2010

Hmm, Do You Think Your Reproductive Rights “Don’t Need Defending”?

Hey, Newsweek subscribers, brace yourselves for a really annoying article in the upcoming April 26th issue: We young folks are “lukewarm” on reproductive rights and “don’t think abortion rights need defending.”…

Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2010

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, including the Pill, the patch, diaphragms, and Nuva-ring. Some guys get an A+ for looking adorable while trying … while others don’t know what the…

Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2010

Doin’ It With Dr. V: The Morning-After Pill

Over the weekend, I got an urgent letter from a lady who thinks she might be knocked-up. Here’s what she wrote:”My boyfriend always pulls out when we’re having sex. He’s usually super reliable, but last night he slipped up and came inside me. I freaked at him, but then this morning I got my period,…

Dr. V / September 14, 2009

“Sorry, It’s Fake!” Product of the Week!

What’s especially genius about The Onion’s mock-up of “Plan C,” the Morning After the Morning After Pill, is that we’re not entirely sure that the anti-choice movement isn’t looking to create something similar. Anyway, hypothetical question: Would the Morning After Pill work if you took it after the Morning After the Morning After Pill? [The

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007
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