Birth control pills and IUDs have been made more affordable in Colorado, and the results are astonishing. One of the most hotly debated issues of the day without entering too far into the political crosshairs is birth control. Some believe that abstinence is the best solution, and while it does eliminate teen pregnancy altogether, others
If you’re relying on birth control pills to prevent an unplanned pregnancy, low-dose estrogen pills appear to present the lowest health risk. Data published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, shows that women who recently used birth control pills containing high-dose estrogen and a few other formulations had an increased […]
Credit: Joan Erakit Few can understand what it's like to look at a pregnancy test and see those two dark lines show up late one Friday night. Few know what it feels like to react badly to contraceptive methods, ditching the pill only...Show More Summary
Under Hobby Lobby, a closely held corporation with religious objections can refuse to pay for insurance coverage for birth control and instead request an exemption from the Affordable Care Act's so-called "birth control mandate." Does that logic extend to pharmacists and retailers who refuse to stock such pills? It would......
You know who you are. The Pill made ya crazy. Mirena gave you horrible cystic acne. The Patch gave you a blood clot. And so on. So it goes for women who, for whatever reason, just cannot find a good birth control for their particular body and sitch that doesn't make them feel like some kind of shit. This one is for you. Read more...
Few women take the high-level birth control pills that have been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer
Over the years, many different brands and types of birth control pills have been developed and released to the public. Some of these newer pills contain high levels of estrogen. According to a new study, these particular pills couldShow More Summary
Not everyone in the medical community thinks a recent study tying breast cancer to oral contraceptives is worth ditching The Pill for.
A new study finds that pills with a high level of estrogen increase breast cancer risk significantly. But that still might not mean you should change your prescription.
But only pills containing high-dose estrogen
PHILADELPHIA — Women who recently used birth control pills containing high-dose estrogen and a few other formulations had an increased risk for breast cancer, whereas women using some other formulations did not, according to data published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. read more
From the July 31 edition of Fox News' The Five: Previously: Right-Wing Media's Fan Fiction On Hobby Lobby And The War On Women In Wake Of Hobby Lobby Ruling, Right-Wing Media Pretend Generic Birth Control Pills Fit All Women's Needs Fox's The Five Pushes Myth That Hobby Lobby Case Was About "Abortion Pills"
Since Rep. Steve King says that Central American families have been lured by U.S. policies to "give their daughters birth control pills and send them down a rape path all the way through Mexico, and it's a death path on the death train"...Show More Summary
Steve King blames the unholy trinity of rape, refugee kids, and birth control pills on President Obama. Rep. Steve King of Iowa pulls off a perfect trifecta on CNN this morning: This is a man-caused disaster, and the man that causedShow More Summary
From the man who brought you "calves the size of cantaloupes" now comes "give their daughters birth control pills and send them down a rape path."
The answer is more complicated than simply missing a dose, or failing to take your birth control at just the right time each day. Scientists are just beginning to understand how individual differences in body chemistry can affect how well the Pill works. Read the rest
Two years after he was widely vilified for suggesting that Sandra Fluke was a "slut" and "prostitute" for insisting that other people -- taxpayers or insurance companies, she wasn't picky -- pay for her birth control, Rush Limbaugh asked...Show More Summary
We need to a better job of explaining that women use birth control for much more than delaying or avoiding motherhood.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The findings of a new study suggest two ways to effectively address the problem that birth control pills may not work as well in obese women, compared to women of a normal body mass index. Birth control pills are a one-size-fits-all...Show More Summary