Obamacare requires that every insurance policy covers certain things with no additional out-of-pocket charges for the policy-holder. One of those things to be covered is prescribed birth control, whether pills or an IUD or implants or any kind of birth control prescribed by a doctor. Show More Summary
It baffles me that in 2015 the most effective way to not get pregnant (behind abstinence, obviously) is to pop a pill each and every day. A method that, admittedly, is achingly simple, yet could be deemed useless if you forget to take it just once, have a stomach bug or (in some cases) take it at the wrong time.... Show More Summary
Post by Maressa Brown. Love, hate, or feel indifferent about 'em, birth control pills appear to do a lot more than prevent pregnancy. Research shows time and again that for all their positives, oral contraceptives can also come with side effects that should definitely raise our eyebrows. Show More Summary
Neuroscientists from the University of California, Los Angeles found that the two main regions of the brain controlling emotion and decision-making are thinner in women who take the pill.
Pillsy is an app and connected device duo that helps women take control of a crucial-but-chaotic part of their lives
It’s an actually interesting question and a good take by Darryl Savage. Also, watch out for NSFW language. “You look around the more educated environs of America—colleges, the coasts, the enclaves of the creative classes—and you’ll find more and more Pajama Boys of the Vox variety: Men who look more like boys than men. Men […]
Birth control pills have some troubling possible side effects, such as altering a woman's mood or even her choice of romantic partner. A new study adds another potential concern to the list: Hormonal contraception may shrink portions...Show More Summary
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A new CDC report shows adoption of IUDs and implants among adolescents is on the rise, but they still lag behind condoms and the Pill.
A birth control pill with a glass of milk. This is what Howard Royal serves his daughter Rainey for breakfast every morning. He “waits until she swallows,” reminding her that “with maturity comes responsibility.” She is 14 years...Show More Summary
According to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey, birth control is causing reduced fertility and gender switching in fish. That’s not the only medication polluting our water.
US government scientists have discovered a chemical in human birth control pills that messes with a fish’s fertility.
Bad news about birth control pills: they might keep you from getting pregnant/regulate your cycle/all that jazz, but they're causing reproductive problems in fish, who are picking up their chemical byproducts through sewage systems connected to waterways. Read more...
A new study from the US Geological Survey published in Scientific Reports has found that fish all over the US are showing signs of exposure to EE2—a synthetic hormone found in oral contraceptives.
Your birth control pill is affecting more than just your body.Flushed down toilets, poured down sinks and excreted in urine, a chemical component in the pill wafts into sewage systems and ends up in various waterways where it collects in fairly heavy doses. That's where fish soak it up.Read full article >>
The Question: What should I be prepared for when I go off the Pill? The IUD is rising in popularity and nearly one in three women is now discontinuing her use of the birth control pill, citing dissatisfaction -- mostly from side effects. Show More Summary
Religious leaders, who are all, "I don't want the Affordable Care Act and its free birth control pills to ruin my church-going ladies": you're in for a rude awakening. Read more...
The pill. Freedom in a tablet. The cause célèbre of the women's rights movement. Particularly in the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision in 2014 and the uncertain future of the Affordable Care Act, no other issue, perhaps barring campus sexual assault, has dominated the contemporary feminist agenda as much as birth control.
Post by Adriana Velez. File this one under The Joys of Womanhood. They've found a link between the birth control Pill and Crohn's disease. Your risk for getting the dreaded incurable gastrointestinal disease is three times higher if you're on the pill. This is according to a study of 230,000 American Women. Show More Summary