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There's some evidence that birth control pills mute a woman's natural urge toward a man who is "objectively good-looking... by evolutionary standards."

They took 2 sets of women who were on birth control pills when they chose their male partners. Group 1 had objectively good-looking men, and Group 2 had objectively not-so-good-looking men. They stopped the birth control pills, and supposedly the women in Group 2 became less attracted to the men, but the women in Group 1 did not. Show More Summary

Birth-Control Pills May Turn Your 5 Boyfriend Into an 8

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Women have been saying for a long time that the pill does more than keep us baby-free. Some side effects of hormonal birth control are nice, like what it does to your skin and your boobs. And some are not-so-nice, like the thing where it makes you not even want... More »

Woman on Birth Control Pill Beats Odds and Delivers Triplets

Christie Fletcher wasn’t planning on having a baby, let alone three. Especially since she was on the pill. But that’s exactly what happened to this now mom of four. The post Woman on Birth Control Pill Beats Odds and Delivers Triplets appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

You Like “Ugly” Guys More When You’re On The Pill

Uh oh. A new study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (sounds fancy), recently discovered that women who start or stop taking birth control while they’re in a relationship experience a decrease in sexual satisfaction… especially if their boyfriends or husbands are uggos. Looks like meeting the love of your life while taking [...]

OTC birth control pills: Let’s replace politics with science

I’ve waited to address this sensitive topic until after the midterm elections, when political slogans such as the phony “war on women” and trumped-up threats to religious liberty were discarded like so many campaign posters. It was curious...Show More Summary

Contraceptives Suppress Facial Attractiveness

4 days agoOdd : FuturePundit

From the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS): Birth control pills alter how women's minds measure facial attractiveness in their men. Hormonal contraceptives (HCs) are believed to suppress biological processes associated...Show More Summary

Horny Old Hippo Probably Skipped Her Birth Control, Has Surprise Baby

The Los Angeles Zoo has its' first brand new baby hippo in 26 years thanks to sneaky 10-year-old hippo Mara, who totally skipped her birth control pills and did it with a young, hot hippo named Adhama. Mara went in to surprise labor on Halloween. Trick! Read more...

Ariz. schools ordered to remove page in biology book with ‘morning after’ pill section

A school board in Arizona has voted to remove a section in a high school biology book because it includes a factual discussion about varying methods of birth control, including the “morning after” pill that can end a pregnancy. What does “remove” mean? The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board left it to the district’s high […]

Ariz. schools ordered to remove page in biology book with ‘morning after’ pill section

A school board in Arizona has voted to remove a section in a high school biology book because it includes a factual discussion about varying methods of birth control, including the “morning after” pill that can end a pregnancy. What does “remove” mean? The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board left it to the district’s high […]

Jim Bob Duggar Causes Controversy By Blaming Birth Control For Michelle’s Miscarriage

Members of the Duggar family obviously don’t have much experience using birth control, but this doesn’t stop them from trying to educate their fans about the pill. Unfortunately, Jim Bob Duggar might want to do a little more research before talking about the way a woman’s reproductive system works while she’s on birth control. Show More Summary

Book Review: The Birth of the Pill

The Birth of the Pill By Jonathan Eig NORTON Seventy years ago, birth control—illegal, crude, and unreliable—was reserved for women with means whose men were willing to go along. Jonathan Eig's gripping history recounts how two men and two women fought science and society for a pill to enable smaller families (and low-risk recreational sex). Show More Summary

Jim Bob Duggar Claims Pill Can Cause Miscarriage

The father of 19 doesn’t believe in birth control, obviously. Jim Bob told The Friddle Show last month at the Values Voters Summit …that Michelle did use the birth control pill early in their marriage, reports RawStory.com. “Something we didn’t know is that the pill can allow women to get pregnant, but then it can [...]

Reality TV star Jim Bob Duggar pushes birth control falsehood: The pill ‘can be abortive’

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Although the Duggar family has “19 Kids and Counting,” as their reality show reminds viewers, they could have had even more children. Jim Bob Duggar said he and his wife married when he was 19 and she was 17, and he said they weren’t initially ready to start a family. He said Michelle Duggar used...

8 Contraception Questions Every Woman Should Ask 

Illustration by Tyler Hoehne It seems like every couple years a new contraceptive for women comes on the market. Decades after the FDA approved “the pill” as birth control, women have seen their options expand into shots, patches, implants,...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook   The Daily Show’s Kirsten Schaal munches on a bowl full of birth control pills and explains the GOP’s new outreach strategy to female voters. An affirmative consent bill was introduced in New Hampshire. White men have historically relied on government to give them [...]

What If Condoms Were As Hard To Get As Birth Control?

BuzzFeed asks what life would be like if guys had to jump through as many hoops to get condoms as girls do to get birth control pills. The result is pretty bleak (and funny)! [22 Words]

To perfect the birth control pill, doctors lied to their patients.

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

To perfect the birth control pill, doctors lied to their patients. That was pretty much the only way they could test a drug that was illegal at the time it was being developed. On NPR today, you can listen to an interview about the fascinating history of the Pill with Jonathan Eig, who just published a book about it. Read more...

Free Birth Control Lowers Abortion Rate

Since 2007, a program in St. Louis has offered teens free access to all types of birth control. They can choose pills, intra-uterine devices or any other FDA-approved contraceptive. These St. Louis teens have had markedly lower pregnancy,...Show More Summary

If Buying Condoms Was Like Buying Birth Control

Some methods of contraception are much easier to access than others: If you want condoms, you head to your local drug store and walk out two minutes later; if you want birth control pills... it's a process. So what if a guy trying to...Show More Summary

Sex for the pleasure of women: The amazing heroes behind the invention of The Pill

Margaret Sanger liked sex and wanted scientific birth control. Here's the story of how we got The Pill

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