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Birth Control Costs Nearly Halved After Obamacare, Study Finds

32 minutes agoHealth : Healthland

"Spending on the pill could be cut by $1.5 billion annually"

After Health Care Act, Sharp Drop in Spending on Birth Control

3 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

The Death of the Diaphragm

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Birth control pills and condoms have long superseded the diaphragm as women’s first choices of birth control. Could its popularity ever be revived?

Yes, the Over-the-Counter Pill Is Safe

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

Why Birth Control Dispensers Look the Way They Do

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

How Long Is Too Long to Take the Pill?

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 »

Story behind the birth control pill "calendar" dispenser

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

It's time to offer birth control pills over the counter

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

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...

How Much Do You Know About Birth Control Pills? (TRIVIA)

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

Birth control pills should not be prescription-only

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 wou…

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 […]

Will Republican Noises About Over-the-Counter Birth Control Inadvertently Make It Happen?

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

Has Birth Control Made Us Richer and Happier?

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

Birth Control Pills a Step Closer to Being Sold Sans Prescription

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.

4 ways birth control has completely changed how you live

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

“Cui Bono?” from keeping the Pill a prescription drug? …Why, Planned Parenthood, of course.

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.

Family beat 14-year-old to force abortion, grilled baby’s body: Police

Police say the girl's cousins first forced her to take 'multiple doses of birth control pills' and Plan B.

What to Do If You Think Your Birth Control Is Affecting Your Mood

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...

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