"Spending on the pill could be cut by $1.5 billion annually"
A new analysis found out-of-pocket spending on the pill dropped by about half in the first six months of 2013 compared with a year earlier.
Birth control pills and condoms have long superseded the diaphragm as women’s first choices of birth control. Could its popularity ever be revived?
Pro-life OB/GYNs insist that an over the counter birth control puts women at risk of dangerous blood clots. Another doctor says they’re missing the point.
The first working model of the now-iconic birth control pill dispenser is in the Smithsonian’s history collection. It’s built out of clear plastic, paper, and double-sided tape, held together by a snap from a child’s toy, with slices of wooden dowel standing in for pills. It was created to solve a vexing problem. Read more...
This week, the Cut is talking advice — the good, the bad, the weird, and the pieces of it you really wish you'd taken. You might not give your particular method of hormonal birth control a second thought, but maybe you’ve heard terrifying stories about women having strokes or blood... More »
In 1961, new parents David and Doris Wagner had a baby and Doris went on the birth control pill, just approved by the FDA the year before. Quickly though, Doris and David realized that it was too easy to forget a day and not realize it, so they invented a calendar dispenser that was the basis for the compact-shaped dial packs still common today. Read the rest
In a surprising moment of bipartisan unity, Republicans and Democrats seem to be in agreement that it's time to remove the prescription requirement for oral contraceptives. Right before Memorial Day, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., introduced legislation aimed at making...
Fifty-five years ago, "the Pill" hit the market
Post by Stephanie Booth. If you're not on some kind of birth control pill now, we're willing to bet you were at some point in your life -- and not just for a month or two but for years. But for as much trust as women everywhere put into...Show More Summary
In a surprising moment of bipartisan unity, Republicans and Democrats seem to be in agreement that it's time to remove the prescription requirement for oral contraceptives. Right before Memorial Day, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced legislation aimed at making...
CHANGE: Male Birth Control Pill Is Coming, And It’s Going To Change Everything. “One injection would last for years. Research tells us that at least half of men would use it.... Vasalgel is essentially a polymer that’s injected under local anesthetic into the man’s sperm-carrying tubes, accessible through the scrotum — not […]
A number of Republicans claimed to support over-the-counter birth control pills to counter claims of being anti-contraception in 2014. Now they may have accidentally increased liberal interest in the issue, which could lead to it becoming...Show More Summary
After reading Amanda Marcotte's recent article in Rolling Stone titled 5 Ways Birth Control has Changed America, I had a little gratitude moment that I was born 2 years before the birth control pill was available in America.Had I been born even 25 years earlier things might have been very different for me. Show More Summary
ON CAPITOL HILL, a push to get the birth control pill over the counter.
On Tuesday afternoon Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), announced the Affordability IS Access Act, which would allow FDA-approved birth control pills to be made available over-the-counter.
Here's a fun fact about the pill: You have a constitutionally protected right to buy and use it That hasn't always been the case. Hormonal birth control became widely available in 1960, but more than 20 states banned sales of the pill,...Show More Summary
Planned Parenthood takes a bath if OTC oral contraceptive birth control ever happens. Remember that. The post “Cui Bono?” from keeping the Pill a prescription drug? …Why, Planned Parenthood, of course. appeared first on RedState.
Police say the girl's cousins first forced her to take 'multiple doses of birth control pills' and Plan B.
Some women say hormonal birth control makes them feel depressed, irritable, or just plain weird. But these effects don’t always show up in scientific studies, making it hard to tell if what’s bugging you is your pill or something else entirely. Read more...