In a rare show of bipartisanship, women of all political persuasions are furious after the Center for Disease Control released an infographic and...
The CDC is advising women to stop drinking if they are trying to get pregnant or not using birth control with sex. The way this advice was communicated has struck many women as severe and condescending. "CDC to younger women: Better take your birth control before you drink that glass of wine," read one headline. Show More Summary
Countries' advice to women to delay pregnancies "ignores the reality" that they don't have control over when they become pregnant. The post UN Demands Zika-Infected Countries Give Women Access To Abortion And Birth Control appeared first on ThinkProgress.
With their usual foresight, GOP Texas lawmakers cut Planned Parenthood funding from the state's women's "health" program in 2013. And lo and behold, an independent study by the New England Journal of Medicine has found that resulted in fewer women using long-acting birth control. Show More Summary
I’M SKEPTICAL THAT THE SCIENCE REALLY SUPPORTS THIS: CDC: Young women should avoid alcohol unless using birth control.
Vox has a pretty good story today regarding a public program in the state of Colorado to get free birth control to low-income women. The program is running out of the original private grant money, and the state government does not seem all that eager to set aside resources to keep it going. Show More Summary
Just a few things as I am cleaning out my interesting article bucket: Health Affairs has an intriguing study from Minnesota on the effectiveness of doulas to control costs for Medicaid births by encouraging fewer high intensity interventions: Year 1 Report: Evidence suggests that when low-income individuals and people of color have access to doula care, […]
Okay, so here’s Jeb!, the Republican, and he has this teen sex thing all figured out. One of the reasons more young women are giving birth out of wedlock and more young men are walking away from their paternal obligations is that there is no longer a stigma attached to this behavior, no reason to feel shame. Show More Summary
Washington state Rep. Mary Dye (R) asked a group of teenagers advocating for expanded insurance coverage for birth control if they were virgins, the Seattle Times reports. Dye asked the half-dozen students if they were virgins before she “suggested one [...]
In an interview yesterday, Nancy Pelosi said that she does not “believe in abortion on demand” or believe that “abortion is birth control.” These words meant, I think, literally nothing. They do not mark out a category of abortions that Pelosi is willing to prohibit in order to protect unborn human beings. Show More Summary
PLANNED PARENTHOOD HARDEST HIT: Getting the Pill Without a Doctor: The Revolution Begins. As Virginia Postrel has written, requiting women to get a prescription for hormonal birth control means that some of them will end up resorting to other forms of birth control they don’t prefer, because they forgot to get to the doctor before […]
The temporary appearance of the Bundy clan notwithstanding, Oregon is a pretty cool state. Starting this year, women in Oregon can get hormonal contraceptives directly from a pharmacy—no doctor's prescription required. The New York Times...Show More Summary
TIM CARNEY: At Christmas 2015, causes for conservative joy: President Obama is trying to force nuns to pay for birth control and the new Republican speaker just approved a trillion-dollar spending bill laden with earmarks and an inexplicable boost in the number of low-skilled foreign guest workers. Donald Trump — campaigning on the ethanol mandate, […]
Despite new state laws
When privilege or preference is based on something you can’t control, such as the circumstances of your birth or whose genes you carry, then that is the definition of an aristocracy
HE MEANS HORMONAL BIRTH CONTROL: Milo Yiannopoulos: Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy.
At Atlas Obscura, Eric Grundhauser writes— The First Planned Parenthood Only Lasted for 10 Days but Started a Revolution. An excerpt: During her time in Europe, Sanger had seen Norwegian birth control clinics that were able to help women...Show More Summary
DEMOGRAPHICS: Korean County Achieves Its Goal: Less Birth Control, More Babies. Meanwhile, Europeans — and Chinese — are wishing they had achieved this 20 years ago.
BIRTH CONTROL: The IUD: Can Birth Control Be Too Good?
PLANNED PARENTHOOD HARDEST HIT: States Lead Effort to Let Pharmacists Prescribe Birth Control.