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A Third of American Women Don't Allow For Enough Time Between Births

The average American mother spaces the birth of her children two and a half years apart. But one-third of women don’t allow enough space between children. A study released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 30 percent of mothers become pregnant again within 18 months. Read more...

Going Off Hormonal Birth Control Can Be a Real Bitch—or Not

It can’t be overstated that reproductive control is essential to reproductive freedom for women. But decades of such freedom have also given us the luxury of a next-level set of worries: What is birth control really doing to my body, and what will happen if I stop taking it? The answer is: mostly good things; maybe bad things. And it depends. Read more...

Study: Women in Abusive Relationships Choose 'Secret' Birth Control 

A new study has found that women in abusive relationships are less likely to use birth control. When they do use contraception, abused women choose more discreet methods — IUDs, injections, or even sterilization — that they don’t have to disclose, and that their partners are unable to refuse, deny to them or sabotage. Read more...

Fish Don't Want Your Birth Control Pills, Thanks

Bad news about birth control pills: they might keep you from getting pregnant/regulate your cycle/all that jazz, but they're causing reproductive problems in fish, who are picking up their chemical byproducts through sewage systems connected to waterways. Read more...

What Happens When You Give Teenage Girls Free IUDs? 

It's hard to think of a segment of the American population that could benefit more from long-acting contraceptives than the teenager. Effectively using birth control can be difficult no matter how old you are, but preventing pregnancy presents singular challenges for adolescents. Show More Summary

Free Birth Control: Let's Have It, Say (Some) Religious Women

Religious leaders, who are all, "I don't want the Affordable Care Act and its free birth control pills to ruin my church-going ladies": you're in for a rude awakening. Read more...

Study Suggests Link Between Birth Control Pills and Crohn's Disease

Birth control pills : good for you or not good for you? (Don't answer that; it's a trick question, since no one has a definitive answer.) Read more...

SCOTUS Orders Lower Court to Reconsider Notre Dame Birth Control Case

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

University of Notre Dame really, really doesn't want to cover birth control pills for its employees and students, and it doesn't have to. But it also doesn't want to be forced to fill out a two-page form opting out of birth control coverage, because that too is somehow an infringement of the school's religious liberty. Show More Summary

How To Actually Get Your Free Birth Control 

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Remember when Barack Obama announced that the Affordable Care Act would include a birth control mandate that gives women access to birth control for the lovely cost of free? That was great. Those guidelines kicked in on August 1 of 2012,...Show More Summary

New Walgreens App Helps Ladies Manage Their Periods and Whore Pills

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Welcome to the Internet of Your Ovaries—it's like the Internet of Things but with birth control. Walgreens pharmacy has partnered with a company called Glow to refill your birth control from your smart phone and yes, the robots are coming for us—with tampons, hopefully. Read more...

This Week In Tabloids: Kendall Jenner and Lord Disick Are Doing Sex

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Welcome to Midweek Madness, where we crush our birth control pills into a fine dust and release them into the Santa Ana winds, howling the ancient words ( inTouch, OK!, Life & Style, Star, Us Weekly) under the light of the moon. This...Show More Summary

Chicago Is Giving Rats Birth Control

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Chicago's rats are getting contraception. Read more...

Turkish President Upstages Wedding to Trash Talk Birth Control

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Important tip for the brides-to-be out there: Be very careful whom you invite to your wedding, lest the president hijack your ceremony to deliver a lecture about the evils of birth control, like Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan did on Sunday. Read more...

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

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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...

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