Someone who was busted with Viagra in violation of a plea agreement burbled the following: “Today’s young men are totally supportive of somebody else buying women their birth control pills because make sure the women are — sex is what … Continue reading ?
The Gates Foundation is backing a company making an implantable birth control chip that can be turned on and off at will. Is the future of the Pill an implantable chip women can control remotely? Read Full Story
For all its benefits, birth control options have their limitations. With the pill, you have to remember to take it regularly. If receiving the shot, you have to go into your doctor every three months. With IUDs, currently the most highly...Show More Summary
Still pissed about the Hobby Lobby ruling? Follow Jasmine Shea‘s lead and vent that frustration with some creative rearranging at your local Hobby Lobby store. (Offering the cashier a package of birth control pills along with your payment is another idea.) You can find the store closest to you here. (h/t Bitch)
Taking birth control pills may make women’s eggs seem old, at least as measured by two tests of fertility, a new study has found. In younger women taking the pill, hormone levels associated with the ability to make mature, healthy eggs...Show More Summary
Can Planned Parenthood get any classier? On Independence Day, Planned Parenthood Action ignited its own fireworks by sharing a picture of Lady Liberty -- but replaced her traditional tablet with birth control pills. With a shout-out “to liberty and justice for all,” Planned Parenthood tweeted: read more
Rush Limbaugh went on an anti-birth control pill rant the other day after a caller wondered why the pill has become so important to the humane condition. Ever since the Hobby Lobby case came up suddenly in conservatives' minds, contraceptives meant women view pregnancies as a disease. Show More Summary
A reader writes: I have no problem with forms of the birth control pill being made an over-the-counter drug. Women are intelligent beings who can figure out how to use these drugs correctly, and the side effects from using birth control pills are less severe than those of other drugs currently sold over-the-counter. That said, […]
Earlier today, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield reported on the revelations that Hobby Lobby's 401(K) plan for employees includes pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Teva, which produces the "morning-after pill" Plan B.
Ashleigh Banfield pointed out the hypocrisy: Earlier this year, Mother Jones revealed that Hobby Lobby’s retirement plan had more than $73 million invested in companies that produced emergency contraception pills. It was that same type of birth control that Hobby Lobby said it had an objection to when it took its case against President Barack [...]
Over-the-counter contraception is a popular proposal among American women: In a 2013 poll, two-thirds said they were in favor of making hormonal birth control pills available without a prescription. It's a plan supported by major U.S. Show More Summary
Conservative media dismissed the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which granted closely-held corporations the right to deny employees contraceptive coverage through their employer's health plans if they...Show More Summary
Movement conservative commentator Erick Erickson, who inexplicably used to be paid money by CNN to opine about things, tweeted this about the Hobby Lobby decision, which allows corporations to not cover birth control in the healthcare they provide: My religion … Continue reading ?
Often overlooked in the debate over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is the fact that oral contraceptives serve several purposes other than birth control.
Every month, I refill my prescription for birth control pills and every day at the same time (well, mostly the same time), I swallow one of the little pills with a sip of water. But the reason I started taking birth control pills and...Show More Summary
Because sex is icky. That argument you keep hearing from the Right, about how Hobby Lobby still offers 16 kinds of birth control that they don't believe is abortion-y, so quit your bitchin' libs? Yeah, well, the Supreme Court punched...Show More Summary
In light of yesterday's monumentally disappointing SCOTUS decision that a woman's right to insurance-covered contraceptives is inferior to a corporation's right to feel squicky about whore pills, here's a refresher on the myriad, perfectly good reasons that a woman might need access to birth control, none of which have nothing to do with copulation. Read more...
The Supreme Court ruling gives weight to the argument that morning-after pills and intrauterine devices are more like abortion than contraception.
Under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), insurance plans are required to cover contraception. For-profit companies like Hobby Lobby did not want to provide healthcare plans that cover IUDs and the morning-after pill, citing religious beliefs of its owner, and today the Supreme Court ruled in their favor. Show More Summary