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"THE DAY AFTER THE REPUBLICAN NRA IS DEFEATED BY PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALISM" : After Attaining Legislative Gun Control Because Their "Right Wing Enemy" Has Been Defeated Politically, Exactly HOW Will "Urban Terrorist With Civilian Rights" Be Made To Stop

Normally, when an activist group (normally a Right Wing agent) make a claim upon which their activism is based (ex: "The birth control pill and abortion abstracts male/female relationships from the normal consequences that traditional...Show More Summary

New Apps Provide Birth Control Without a Doctor's Visit -- but Is That a Good Thing?

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. It sounds like a dream come true: an app or website that allows you to order birth control pills without having to go to the doctor, thereby eliminating most of the hoops we're forced to jump through for contraceptives. Show More Summary

Lemonaid Health App Makes Birth Control More Accessible, Cheaper for Women

The new Lemonaid health app will help make birth control easier for women. With a few touches on a smartphone, prescription pills can be delivered immediately at a cheaper cost and without the need for visiting a doctor.

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Looking for Birth Control? The App Will See You Now

If the birth control pill helped usher in the sexual revolution, there have been several shakeups since in the options, and now, in the manner in which women obtain birth control. For modern women, there's now an app (or at least six of them, run by for-profit and nonprofit agencies...

Insurance Companies Are Fighting to Keep Women in California From Having Easy Access to Birth Control

Hormonal contraceptives, such as birth control pills, are safe, up to 94 percent effective, inexpensive, and often inconvenient. The required daily dose of the medication is not the problem, but the ease and continuity in getting the...Show More Summary

Why over-the-counter birth control could actually lead to more unwanted pregnancies

Women in California who don’t want to wait to get birth control prescriptions from their doctors can now purchase their pills, patches, rings and shots directly from pharmacists. The new program, which began earlier this month, has been widely hailed as a victory for women’s reproductive rights...

There's No Physiological Reason to Have Your Period While On Birth Control 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women are increasingly choosing IUDs and hormonal implants instead of the traditional pill. Over the last decade, IUDs and implant use have risen five times. There are, ofShow More Summary

4 Cellulite Myths That Need To Go Away

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Myth #1: Birth control pills can cause it. The Truth: This one has been floating around for a while, and while experts do think cellulite is somehow linked to estrogen (because so many women get it, but it's very rare in men, and women...Show More Summary

Why insurers oppose a fantastic proposal to let California women have a year's supply of birth control

On Monday, the California Senate is expected to approve a bill that would allow women to pick up a year’s worth of birth control pills at a time, instead of forcing them, as their health insurance companies so often do, to return to the pharmacy every month or every three months for refills. A...

17-year-old ballerina’s death caused by birth control pill, doctors believe

'The only risk factor was being on the oral contraceptive pill,' says the woman's doctor.

Imagine a World in Which Men Took the Pill

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine just announced that non-injection male birth control is in the works, and that it might be here any day now.Or in 2018. Or maybe it’s 2020, I can’t remember. How many times have we heard that male birth control is “in the ... More »

There’s Yet Another Male-Birth-Control Concept in the Works

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Creating an effective form of male birth control is a worthy endeavor: It would give couples more contraceptive options besides hormonal pills, patches, rings, and implants for women, and condoms and vasectomies for men. But the much-discussed idea has yet to bear fruit.In 2013, we reported on a type of... More »

What you need to know about California's new birth control law

Officials announced Friday that women in California can now drop by their neighborhood pharmacy and pick up birth control pills without a prescription from a doctor. It's not technically over-the-counter, but you can get them by talking to a pharmacist and filling out a questionnaire. The new option...

California is now allowing women to get birth control pills without a doctor's prescription

Officials announced Friday that women in California can now drop by their neighborhood pharmacy and pick up birth control pills without a prescription from a doctor. It's not technically over-the-counter, but you can get them by talking to a pharmacist and filling out a questionnaire. The new option...

Human Contraceptive Pills Causing Sex Changes in Male Frogs

When it first appeared in the 1960s, the birth control method that prevented pregnancies by combining estrogen and progestogen was popularly known as “the Pill.” If male amphibians could talk, they might have a different four-letter word to describe it when they hear the results of a...

Women in California Can Now Get Birth Control From a Pharmacist

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

California passed a bill in 2013 allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control directly to women, and the law finally went into effect on Friday.Women can now get pills, patches, or rings from a trained pharmacist after filling out a 20-question screening about their health history (this isn’t considered over-the-counter). While... More »

Scientists Move One Step Closer to a Male Birth Control Pill

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A male birth control needs to meet several criteria that still pose some challenges to scientists, but researchers have made strides that bring this goal another step closer to reality.

Birth control pills may increase risk of seizures

Could certain types of hormonal contraceptives cause an increase in seizures in women with epilepsy? A recent study suggests that ethinyl estradiol, the primary component of oral contraceptives, could be detrimental to the epileptic brain.

Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk Of Seizures

Could certain types of hormonal contraceptives cause an increase in seizures in women with epilepsy? A recent Texas A&M Health Science Center study suggests that ethinyl estradiol, the primary component of oral contraceptives, could be detrimental to the epileptic brain.

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