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

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

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

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

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

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 Rosie Wiklund says the culprit is Anthem’s exceedingly out-of-date directory,...Show More Summary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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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...

Oregon Pharmacists Will Soon Be Able to Prescribe Birth Control 

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a measure into law that will allow Oregon pharmacists to prescribe birth control directly to patients. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Knute Buehler, who is both male and Republican, who sponsored the proposal because, he said, “it makes no sense that men have unrestrained access to contraception” while women don’t. Oregon, man. Read more...

There's Nothing 'Startling' About the Success of Colorado's IUD Program

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Colorado, in the past six years, has run an incredibly successful initiative in reproductive health: by providing free long-acting birth control to teens and low-income women starting in 2009, the state slashed the teen pregnancy rate by 40 percent by 2013, and the teen abortion rate by 42 percent. Read more...

Conservative Appeals Court Rejects Religious Whining About Obamacare

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

An notoriously conservative federal court has ruled that several religious institutions aren’t being oppressed by the process the federal government has created for them to opt out of providing birth control coverage. That’s a mouthful. Show More Summary

Pro Life Groups Once Again Take Credit for Work of Birth Control, Sex Ed

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

A new report from the Associated Press found that abortion rates have dropped by 21 percent since 2010, and anti-abortion groups are once again taking the credit. And, as ever, they had nothing to do with it. The opposite, actually. Read more...

Report: Abortion Rates Have Fallen Significantly Since 2010 

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

According to a new report by the Associated Press, abortion rates in the United States have fallen nearly 21% since 2010. The drop is attributable to a number of factors ranging from widening access to birth control, to restrictive TRAP laws and the nationwide closure of about 70 abortion clinics. Read more...

GOP Legislation Expands Birth Control Access (But Not Really) 

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

On Thursday, Republican Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) announced that they would sponsor legislation that would essentially let common forms of birth control (i.e. the pill) to be sold over the counter. According...Show More Summary

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