This article was originally published by AskMen UK. One of the major shifts in social and political behaviour in the last century came in 1960 with the approval of the pill for contraceptive use. Immediately, uptake was huge – 1.2 million American women were using the tablet within two years, with the number rising to 2.3 million just a year later. Show More Summary
The likely new Secretary for Health and Human Services thinks that insurance companies shouldnt pay for birth control and that the morning-after pill is tantamount to murder.
As the prospect began to sink in of losing access to free contraceptives if the health law is repealed or replaced, women have reportedly been racing to get IUDs or stockpile birth control pills befo...
What is the birth control pill and what is an IUD? Learn about things to consider when choosing between the two and other contraception options.
Click here for reuse options! Making the pill and other hormonal birth control methods difficult to access denies women, and others with wombs, total control over our lives. Want more on contemporary culture and gender roles? Visit Role Reboot. Show More Summary
What's your favorite Thanksgiving food? If you're Wisten Kriig (not a typo), it's the birth control pills you painted green so Donald Trump can't find them. While hosting Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig revived her famous character, Sue the Surprised Lady, for a Thanksgiving skit, but there was another holiday-themed sketch that was cut for time. Show More Summary
Concerns about weight gain may be driving contraception choices, according to researchers. Women who are overweight or obese are less likely than normal-weight women to use the birth control pill and other hormonal contraceptive methods, they report.
Birth control is an essential aspect of many women’s health care ? and with the threat of losing affordable access to it under the Trump and Pence administration, women are extra eager to celebrate it. Whether it’s an IUD, the pill,Show More Summary
This week, many straight women are making plans to procure IUDs in the likely event that our access to birth control will be restricted under a Trump Presidency. I would also advise stocking up on morning-after pills, if you are capable, just to have them. Read more...
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The whole pregnancy-prevention part is great, but there's more. Ob/gyns explain why taking birth control pills can benefit your skin, period, and beyond.
Out of the pill? Nurx is a web platform delivering birth control in under a couple hours and it just raised $3.5 million in Series A financing from Union Square Ventures. The startup launched in 2014 to bridge the gap between running out of birth control and waiting to get a new prescription. Show More Summary
Women get a short and complicated stick when it comes to family planning. Though birth control pills are 99% effective when taken correctly, free in the US, and among the safest and most widely used forms of contraception, there's aShow More Summary
Like so many women’s abortion stories, 20-year-old Katia’s is full of pain. Katia found out that she was pregnant not long after she “missed a few days” of taking her birth control pills. She had just started college, and her relationship with her boyfriend was still fairly new. She said she did not have a […]
Just when the world felt ready to witness a stave of inexplicably melancholic and bloated men on the pill, a handful of male participants quit a birth control study due to the legitimately miserable side effects that women have been handling for decades.
By Martha Rosenberg / AlterNet Are you depressed? It may have less to do with your mood than your birth control pills, high blood pressure pills, antibiotics or even anti-hair-loss drug according to new research.
Men who think the birth control pill is some kind of magic anti-baby substance with no trade-offs or adverse effects whatsoever can look forward to having those illusions shattered as we make progress toward pharmaceutical contraception for dudes. Show More Summary
Click here for reuse options! With big pharma, first they promote it, then they discover the risks. Are you depressed? It may have less to do with your mood than your birth control pills, high blood pressure pills, antibiotics or even anti-hair-loss drug according to new research. Show More Summary
Injections trial breakthrough also highlights a lack of progress since the 1950s to develop a tablet as good as birth control available to women Gregory Pincus, the maverick scientist who co-invented the female contraceptive pill, first tried to come up with a male equivalent in the 1950s. Show More Summary
The truth about birth control When my gynecologist said I needed to go on birth control pills at the age of 13, my mother was ecstatic. I’d been skipping multiple days of school every month since my period had started one year earlier...Show More Summary