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 phamacies) must “certify that they will not refuse to hire nurses and other providers who object to abortion and even certain types of birth control.” READ MORE »
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 education doesn’t contribute much to teens’ knowledge about sex, STDs, and pregnancy, they can either get the information from their parents or pop culture. And… READ MORE »
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 English-speaking black girls between 15 and 19 years old, 94 percent of those who are sexually active said they had at least heard of the… READ MORE »
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 off by hanging out with him in a group. It’s easier to flirt with him as there’s no one-on-one pressure, but he’ll still see you’re… READ MORE »
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 by.
What are common concerns for women when they come to see you?
It varies by age group. Younger patients, 30 and below, are… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »