Posts tagged "plan b"

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2012 - 4:40 pm

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

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…

Veronica Arreola | January 2, 2012 - 1:00 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

Soapbox: I’m Sorry, But I Just Need To Rant About This Stupid xoJane “Plan B” Piece

Sigh … Hold on for a minute, need one more … Sigh. So, I was just over at and stumbled upon an article titled, “Get It Together, Girls! Every…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 12, 2011 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2011 - 4:20 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

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…

Dr. V | September 14, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Quickies!: Tony Romo And Jessica Simpson Split

Tony Romo reportedly broke up with girlfriend Jessica Simpson last Thursday, the night before her 29th birthday. [People] — Ouch!
HBO is developing a new drama series based on the…

Carrie Wasterlain | July 13, 2009 - 8:00 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

Quickies!: Susan Boyle Is Funny Too

Susan Boyle was kidding when she told “Britain’s Got Talent” judges that she’d never been kissed. [DListed]
Michael Lohan had to give his two cents about Lindsay’s interview with Ellen…

Annika Harris | April 23, 2009 - 8:00 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

Bush Says Birth Control Equals Abortion

The Bush Administration’s new reproductive health proposal is out and it’s getting some serious heat. In the proposal, recipients of federal aid for health programs (i.e. hospitals, health clinics, and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 19, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Plan B In Pop Culture

Births to teenagers are rising (435,000 babies were born to mothers between 15 and 19 years old in 2006, the first increase in nearly 15 years). Since government funded abstinence-only…

Catherine Strawn | August 11, 2008 - 6:30 pm

No Plan B: Teen Girls Don’t Know About Emergency Contraception

Some sex-ed teachers don’t seem to be doing their jobs very well, especially when it comes to teaching young women about emergency contraception. According to a small study of 30…

Catherine Strawn | August 11, 2008 - 3:00 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Plan B, A Sexy Stabbing, And Rihanna’s Flirting Tips

Plan B has received over-the-counter status in Canada. Hooray! [Reuters}
Rihanna thinks it’s easier to flirt with guys who are friends first: “When I fancy a boy I always start…

Catherine Strawn | May 16, 2008 - 11:00 am

Hey, What’s It Like Being A Gynecologist?

After nine years at Brooklyn’s New York Methodist Hospital, OBGYN Josine Veca has seen it all. Here she gives The Frisky her diagnosis of what women want when they stop

Lucile Scott | February 14, 2008 - 5:30 pm