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An Unrealistic Warning From the CDC to Women: Don't Drink Unless You're Using Birth Control

In a recommendation aimed at the reasonable and laudable purpose of decreasing the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome, the CDC has significantly overshot their mark by recommending that women who are (1) of childbearing age and (2) not on birth control stop drinking. Read more...

I’m in my 50s.

I’m in my 50s. I have so many stories of how women had to go through hell to get an abortion or birth control and what happened when they couldn’t get one or both. Read more...

German Man Invents Male Birth Control That Can Literally Be Turned Off and On

Imagine if there were a type of birth control that could be activated by a button. A German carpenter invented a device that sounds like it came straight from science fiction—male contraception that allows a man to turn his sperm flow off and on with just a flick of a switch. Read more...

Over-The-Counter Birth Control Now Available in Oregon, California Next

With the new year came new laws, and now two states will allow women access to hormonal birth control without needing a doctor’s prescription. As of January 1, Oregon women who are at least 18 are allowed to purchase birth control from a pharmacy. California is scheduled to follow suit in a couple of months. Read more...

Ted Cruz: There's No War on Birth Control Because You Can Always Buy a 'Rubber' From a Vending Machine

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Senator and man who would be President Ted Cruz spent Monday night at a town hall in Iowa. While there, he generously shared his thoughts on birth control access, namely how easy it is to get some: “Last I checked, we don’t have a rubber shortage in America.” Oh Ted, you really shouldn’t have. Read more...

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

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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 

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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 

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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 

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

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