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Kenyan Bishops: Don't Vaccinate Your Kids; It's a Birth Control Trap!

The Catholic Church and Kenya's government are at odds over a vaccine that religious leaders say is a sterilization drug disguised as a tetanus shot. The Church is advising women not to vaccinate themselves or their children because they might ruin their reproductive future. Meanwhile, political leaders say the drug is harmless. Read more...

Arizona School District: No More Birth Control in Science Classes

A school board in Arizona has voted to remove the pages of a high school biology textbook that mention contraception and abortion. The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board voted 3-2 to redact two pages from Campbell Biology after hearing a presentation from a lawyer with the Christian legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom. Show More Summary

Online Sales Give Women Emergency Contraceptives at Half the Price

Syzygy, a health care company that launched last year, is encouraging women to pick up birth control by offering their emergency contraceptive AfterPill at roughly half the price of over-the-counter birth control. How are they able to provide it so inexpensively? By avoiding the pharmacy altogether and exclusively selling it online. Read more...

Notre Dame Wants Exemption From the Birth Control It Doesn't Cover

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The University of Notre Dame has just upped the ante in their fight against the birth control mandate of the Affordable Care Act, appealing to the Supreme Court to step in and hopefully allow the university to basically rid themselves of the paperwork that lets them opt out of birth control. Read more...

?Doctors Declare IUDs the Best Birth Control Method for Teens

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Teen pregnancy rates may be falling, but members of the American Academy of Pediatrics are still on it—updating their stance on the most effective forms of birth control for sexually active teens. They have stated that for adolescents, implantable rods and intrauterine devices (IUDs) are the way to go. Read more...

Women In Stock Photos Do Not Trust Birth Control

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Women featured in stock photos have busy, complicated lives. They're laughing alone with all kinds of salads, both with and without croutons. They're diversely inept at riding bikes. They fly into unpredictable hysterics in the presence of a scale. But there's one thing that most stock photo women agree on: birth control. In that they're incredibly suspicious of it. Read more...

Suddenly, Republicans Are All About Getting You Birth Control

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

After many aspirin-between-the-knees travails and legitimate rape pratfalls, Republicans have finally seized on something that they hope will resonate with women: over the counter birth control. Yay! Right? Read more...

Planned Parenthood to Offer Birth Control and Counseling Online

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Birth control for everyone! Planned Parenthood services are available online if you live in Minnesota and Washington state and need medication and, soon, counseling for sexually transmitted diseases. They’re basically a nurse in your purse. Read more...

We Could Have Effective Male Birth Control (Without Condoms!) By 2017

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Although a veritable cornucopia of birth control options exists for women, men currently only have the condom available to them — which is unfair, if you think about it, because it takes two to create a wriggling human life. Fortunately, science may have finally come up with a contraceptive equalizer: the elusive male birth control. Read more...

Nuns Battling Birth Control Mandate Reject New Fix

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

In news that will surprise absolutely no one, attempting to provide American women with insurance coverage for birth control continues to be a long, exhausting and frustrating process. Read more...

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Jezebel

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

This is gonna be short because I like my goodbyes like my birth control: nonexistent and followed by a prayer. Read more...

White House Has a Plan to Keep Your Boss' Hands Off Your Birth Control

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Some American corporation-people (and religious non-profits!) believe that their sincere God-related prudery trumps women's right to affordable contraception. The Supreme Court agrees with them. And so the White House has been forced to make two major changes to the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate in order to accommodate these religious beliefs. Read more...

Republican Forgets The Words 'Birth Control' While Faking Lady Support

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

It’s official, this is the Week Of Fools. They are everywhere, even sarcastic gasp in the form of a Republican trying to remember the term for... you know, that thing that stops women from getting pregnant. They're always up in arms about it... oh yeah, birth control! Read more...

FDA to Mull Over Viagra Drugs for Ladies at October Workshop. Yay.

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

There’s a joke that says if men needed birth control, the prescription would not only be free, it would come delicious flavors like cool ranch Doritos or artisanal salted caramel. The same goes for the Food and Drug Administration’s focus on female sexual dysfunction: there is little research on vaginas but plenty of Viagra for dudes. Oops. Read more...

'Nobody' Is Trying to Ban Birth Control, Says Guy Who Tried to Ban It

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Today, probable 2016 Republican Presidential hopeful Rand Paul told a crowd in Iowa that "Nobody here" was trying to ban birth control. Either Rand Paul has a terrible memory, or he has such low self esteem that he considers himself "nobody," because just last year, Rand Paul cosponsored a bill that would have banned certain forms of birth control. Read more...

Let's Pour One Out for the Gals Who Can't Find Good Birth Control

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

You know who you are. The Pill made ya crazy. Mirena gave you horrible cystic acne. The Patch gave you a blood clot. And so on. So it goes for women who, for whatever reason, just cannot find a good birth control for their particular body and sitch that doesn't make them feel like some kind of shit. This one is for you. Read more...

Birth Control Has Been Linked to Breast Cancer, But Don't Freak Out

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Researchers have found that using certain types of birth control can increase the likelihood that a woman will suffer from breast cancer at a young age. Prepare for this factoid to be splashed, sans nuance, on all sorts of whackadoodle political propaganda soon! Read more...

Nurse Who Won't Prescribe Birth Control Sues Clinic For Not Hiring Her

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

When Tampa, Florida nurse Sara Hellwege applied for a job at a local family planning clinic, she matter-of-factly informed her potential employers that she would not be prescribing any hormonal contraception. When the clinic didn't hire her because prescribing birth control was part of the job, she responded by suing. Show More Summary

Your Employers Must Tell You If They Think You're a Babykilling Slut

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

After the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision went down, many women wondered if they would suddenly find themselves at the mercy of their boss's heretofore unknown beliefs that women who take birth control are abortion-happy harlots. Show More Summary

GOP Bill Kindly Gives You the Right To Pay For Your Own Birth Control

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

A proposed Republican bill aims to bravely stand up for a woman's right to pay for her own birth control out-of-pocket. Uh, thanks? Read more...

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