New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say the pill is teenagers' least effective contraceptive
The American Academy of Pediatrics has new guidelines for the best birth control to give teenage girls, and coming in first is an implantable rod that releases hormones and can prevent pregnancy for up to three years. Since pediatricians...Show More Summary
Pharmacy chain CVS charged about 11,000 customers who have health insurance small copays when they picked up some recent prescriptions. What’s wrong with that? Those prescriptions were for generic contraceptive pills, which should be dispensed with no copay at all under the federal Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary
Not. Happy. Now. The religious right is not happy, not one bit, with the growing list of Republicans who are trying to blunt the edges of their War on Women with their embrace of an over-the-counter Pill. While these candidates recognize...Show More Summary
Much of the media chatter about the close Colorado Senate race between Rep. Cory Gardner (R) and incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D) seems focused on Gardner’s decision to claim over-the-counter (OTC) birth control pills as a main plank of his platform. Show More Summary
Used over 10 years, with less than perfect use, most birth control methods fail!We know we are supposed to take the pill every day (or as prescribed) and use a new, well-fitting condom every time we have sex but how many of us do?Apparently...Show More Summary
Under Obamacare, the number of women who aren't charged for the pill has jumped by 450 percent. The post Millions Of Women Don’t Have To Pay A Dollar When They Pick Up Their Birth Control appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Goodbye, condoms. There’s a new pregnancy prevention method for men that may arrive by 2017. Despite years of talk about a pill for men — and I’m not referring to the little blue kind — this isn’t anything you can … More » The post Forget Condoms: There’s a New Birth Control Shot for Dudes appeared first on EveryJoe.
A Pennsylvania teacher has been accused of “sexting”, or sending sexual messages to underage students and providing a teen with money to purchase the morning after birth control pill. The Times Tribune Reports: A 51-year-old Tunkhannock Area High School history teacher and drama coach sent inappropriate text messages to a teen and directed her and […]
While Republicans have generally been trying to restrict access to contraception, recently some Republicans have been promoting making oral contraceptives available over the counter without prescription. Many people quickly saw through this. It gives the Republicans a way to claim they are removing a barrier to receiving contraception and avoid situations like the Lobby Hobby [...]
Guessing the NFL gives #Vikings' Adrian Peterson a two-game suspension for child abuse. Well, until the video comes out. — @TomOatesWSJ Health Affairs: Making birth control pills available OTC has merit, and the Guttmacher Institute is part of a coalition that has been working toward this goal for years. Show More Summary
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by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards has an editorial at CNN which claims that making the birth control pill available over the counter would “push women back to 1950s.” Compare this recent...Show More Summary
The Internet loves the idea of a pill for dudes, but men won't.
Is Gardner's endorsement of over-the-counter birth control an effort to carve out some safe ground?
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Birth control pills and traditional latex condoms have been among the most popular and effective methods of contraception for decades. But innovators think it's time for an upgrade — not only to increase protection, but also to establish...Show More Summary
Considering that “the joke in the field is: The male pill’s been five to 10 years away for the last 30 years,” I’m not holding by breath. But apparently Vasalgel, a long-term reversible form of birth control that blocks sperm after a single injection, is entering human trials and could hit the market by 2017. At [...]
There's been a mini-boomlet lately in Republican candidates supporting over-the-counter access to birth control pills. This is great! There's very little medical reason to require a prescription for oral contraceptives, and OTC pills are far more likely to be used regularly than prescription pills. Show More Summary