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Women in California and Oregon Will be Able to Get Birth Control Directly From Pharmacists 

Two new laws in California and Oregon will allow women to forgo with a visit to the gynecologist in order to obtain a prescription for birth control. The New York Times reports that in the next few months, women will be able to get a prescription for contraception directly from a pharmacist. Read more...

Women Sue Birth Control Manufacturer For Cost of Raising Children Due to Defective Product

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is an Alabama-based company that makes birth control pills. In 2011, the company recalled eight of their oral contraceptive lines because they’d placed the pills in the packaging incorrectly. Now, women who became pregnant while taking the pills are suing for millions, demanding to be paid for both child-rearing costs and college expenses. Read more...

Artifact of the Day: This Cocktail Napkin Covered in Racy Jokes About the Pill and Pregnancy 

Today, the birth control pill is a common feature of American life. But not so long ago, it was sufficiently newfangled as to make a punchline on this novelty cocktail napkin. Read more...

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obamacare For the Fourth Damn Time

A collection of Christian institutions who basically can’t stand the idea of their employees using birth control will be allowed to make that argument before the Supreme Court. SCOTUS has agreed to hear seven related cases from religious...Show More Summary

Local News Team Oddly Baffled By Jail Giving Birth Control to Inmates 

Some county jails in Tennessee are now providing long-acting, reversible birth control to inmates who request it. Although the program is, as far as we know, entirely voluntary, it’s being framed as a controversial choice by a local news station, which insinuates that it’s a waste of taxpayer money. Read more...

North Korea Reportedly  Bans Doctors from Performing Abortions, Implanting IUDs 

Radio Free Asia is reporting that North Korea has implemented a new policy forbidding doctors from performing abortions or implanting birth control devices like IUDs. It’s part of an effort to stem the country’s falling birth rate, according to the news agency. Read more...

Former Teen Mom Bristol Palin Is Very Upset That Washington Teens Can Get IUDs

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Bristol Palin, scion of Sarah Palin, seven months pregnant in an “I got ahead of myself” situation, is mad about birth control. Specifically, she is mad about Washington teenagers having access to low-cost, long-acting, reversible birth control like IUDs. OK, Bristol. Let’s do this. You really want to do this? Read more...

The Supreme Court Is Trying to Kill Us

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The Supreme Court begins its fall term today, and it’s already shaping up to be a doozy. Its docket includes public employee unions, affirmative action, the death penalty, and—oh, hell, why not?— probably abortion and birth control, too. Show More Summary

Oh Cool, the Duggars Are Returning to TLC

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

In July, TLC canceled their long-running ode to birth control 19 Kids and Counting after the molestation scandal involving Josh Duggar. But he’s on the road to rehabilitation and good ratings are good ratings, so TLC has decided to throw a few of the Duggars back on screen an “at least two specials” that will air later this year. Read more...

Jessica Biel Wants to Help Women Learn About Their Bodies

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

After Jessica Biel went off birth control to try for a baby (which resulted in little Silas, her spawn with Justin Timberlake), she realized she had a lot of questions pertaining to pregnancy, contraception and her own body. To helpShow More Summary

California Woman Wages Public Fight Against Her Insurer Over Six-Month Wait for IUD

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

A woman in Tarzana, California, is raining very public social media hell upon her insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, after facing a six-month wait for birth control. Rosie Wiklund says the culprit is Anthem’s exceedingly out-of-date directory,...Show More Summary

Woman to Sue Clinic for Surprising Her With Baby Instead of Birth Control

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Yesenia Pacheco has three children. Unfortunately, she’d only planned for two. In fact, her third child was a complete and utter surprise brought to her by NeighborCare Health, which accidentally gave her a flu shot instead of the birth control that she’d asked for. Now she’s suing. At least she doesn’t have the flu? Read more...

Hundreds of Thousands of Cancer Cases Prevented By Birth Control Pills

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Birth control pills are revealed to have prevented hundreds of thousands of cancer-related cases, according to a new study published by The Lancet Journal. Read more...

Chris Christie: I Definitely Fuck

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Chris Christie, on the Prez 2016 stump, is out here asking the truly important questions such as, Is he a good Catholic? Even though has he used birth control other than the rhythm method? Read more...

Wheaton College Halts Student Health Coverage Due to Birth Control

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Wheaton College in Illinois has announced plans to end health insurance for their students, due to the school’s religious beliefs. The move is a stand against the Affordable Care Act, which requires birth control coverage for all insurance plans. Show More Summary

Father One Step Closer to Denying His Daughters Birth Control

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

We’ve all forgotten Missouri State Rep. Paul Wieland, the Catholic patriarch so terrified of his own impotence that he and his wife Teresa sued the federal government to ensure that his wife and daughters would not have access to birth control covered by insurance. The inclusion, the Wielands argued, infringed on their religious freedom. Read more...

The Little Sisters of the Poor have lost their battle against the Affordable Care Act’s birth contro

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The Little Sisters of the Poor have lost their battle against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control coverage requirement. The Sisters, a religious nonprofit, claimed they were forced to be “complicit” in delivering birth control to their employees by having to opt out of it. Show More Summary

Roman Catholic Nuns Still Fighting Obamacare Birth Control Compromise

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Another day, another endless lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate. Court after court has ruled that the Obama administration has found an acceptable workaround for nonprofit religious organizations who don’t want to provide birth control coverage to their employees. Show More Summary

A Vintage Birth Control Method Is Back

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Are you a fan of the retro-inspired? Is your vagina? If you’re into the old-school and non-hormonal birth control, you might be interested in Caya, a new version of the diaphragm. Unlike old-timey diaphragms, Caya comes in one size, which, due to its anatomical and ergonomic shape, will fit most women. Show More Summary

Obamacare Has Saved Women Over $1.4 Billion in Birth Control Costs

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

A new study has found that the Affordable Care Act created an immediate drop in out-of-pocket birth control costs for women. The authors saw costs decrease for almost all reversible birth control methods, an average of around $250 per person per year. And that’s even with some health insurance companies still illegally charging patients for birth control. Read more...

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