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Mouse Sperm May Hold the Key to a Male Birth Control Pill

A future where men might bear equal responsibility for pregnancy prevention just got a little closer. In a new study from Osaka University, scientists report that when they gave male mice a drug to inhibit a sperm-specific protein—one found in both mice and humans—the mice became infertile. When the mice stopped taking the drug, their fertility returned in just one week.

Dominican Organization COIN Provides Healthcare to LGBT Community

Condoms, HIV testing, birth control, and education are provided on the Caribbean island. read more

Think birth control access doesn’t matter to the planet? Watch this

Watch the video above for our explanation of why reproductive rights matter to the planet -- featuring basic kitchen appliances!

Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 10 Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

After a LifeNews expose’ about how a high school in Seattle, Washington is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control in young girls and doing so without parental knowledge or permission, the watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a request for additional public record to a better idea about the […]

New study: Birth control increases risk of blood clots and stroke

Birth control pills heighten women's risk for blood clots and the most frequent type of stroke, according to a recent report.

Apple rejects satirical app that exposes politicians who are against repro rights

Comedian Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and vocal reproductive rights advocate, recently created Hinder, a satirical app that shows you which politicians are trying to limit access to birth control, abortion, and sex education in your state. You can download the app here. But as The Huffington Post reports, you won’t be able to find […]

Federal Appeals Court Brings Fight Over Contraception Accommodation Closer to Supreme Court

A ruling Thursday that religiously affiliated nonprofits can avoid complying with the process for requesting an exemption to the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit makes it more likely the Roberts Court will step in this fall. Image:...Show More Summary

Infographic: Planned Parenthood is sole safety-net provider of birth control for many

A common refrain among anti-choicers seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, such as Jeb Bush, is that there are other clinics that could offer women, particularly low-income women, the services, particularly contraception, that Planned Parenthood provides in addition to abortion. Show More Summary

On birth control, a U.S. judge issues the weirdest anti-Obamacare ruling yet

It was clear from the inception that the Supreme Court's 2014 Hobby Lobby ruling wouldn't end efforts to undermine the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her dissent to the decision allowing non-religious businesses to opt out of the mandate by asserting...

D.C. Judge Says Employers Can Exercise “Moral” Objections to Birth Control Coverage

For most of 2015, it seemed that the assault on women's right to contraception coverage had reached something of a stalemate. While last year the Supreme Court did find that even corporations have a right to cite religious objections to insurance plans that cover contraception, further efforts to reduce access to contraception have failed. Show More Summary

Federal Court: Employers Can Raise Moral Objections to Contraception

The decision from a Bush-appointed federal court judge greatly expands the basis for employers to object to complying with the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Court: Employers Can Raise Moral Objections to Contraception appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Federal Appeals Courts Unanimous in Support of Obamacare’s Birth Control Accommodation

Yet another federal appeals court ruled that completing paperwork to qualify for a religious accommodation to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act did not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Appeals Courts Unanimous in Support of Obamacare’s Birth Control Accommodation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Schools Put Girls as Young as 12 on the Pill Without Their Parents Knowing

In Britain, one in 20 minors are being prescribed birth control pills without their parents’ knowledge. The Daily Mail reports that some of these girls are as young as 12-years-old, and approximately 75,000 girls under the age of 16 receive the pill every year. This is a 50% increase in a decade. Unfortunately, parents are […]

Chris Christie: I used birth control. Am I a bad Catholic?

'I’m a Catholic, but I’ve used birth control and not just the rhythm method, OK?'

It’s Official: Birth Control Pills Prevent Endometrial Cancer

Since the 1960s, an uneasy question has been whispered among medical communities, media, and feminist circles: Could the birth control pill—arguably the most important innovation for women of the 20th century, if not the past 2,000 years—cause...Show More Summary

Chris Christie Likes Birth Control ... for Himself, That Is

At a New Hampshire campaign event, Chris Christie tried to prop up his image as a moderate by telling the audience that he has used birth control, even though his church, the Catholic Church, forbids it. This really shouldn't be a big surprise, since 98 percent of Catholics in the U.S. Show More Summary

Pro-Choice for Christ

In a political landscape that seems destined to pit bibles against birth control for as long as the culture wars shall persist, the Religious Institute is just one of numerous organizations advocating for contraceptive access, abortion...Show More Summary

Quickies: Academia needs emotional women, father sues to keep adult daughters from getting birth control, and a fossil four legged snake

Categories: Skepticism Why academia needs emotional, passionate women – “There is the beginning of a passionate, emotional rebellion in the academic world. Researchers are starting to realise that allowing your emotions and... (Read more...)

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