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26-Year-Old Chicago Woman Nearly Died From Birth Control Complications

Jordan Ward, a 26-year-old Chicago woman who was in the middle of planning her wedding, nearly died in March because the birth control pills she was taking caused a severe blood clot in her brain, KABC TV reports.

5 Good Reasons To Stop Taking The Pill

From low libido to depression to breast cancer, birth control pills have a lot of side effects more severe than "nausea."

I Went Off Birth Control Pills for the First Time in a Decade, and Here's What Happened in the First Month

last weekLifestyle : xoJane

I started to think of the next four weeks as a tiny personal science experiment, and became really amped up about learning more about my body.

The birth control pill is killing women, but no one’s warning them of the risk

The pill kills truth. It exists and is prescribed to women amid a swirl of chaos; amidst contradictions and lies; and amidst dead, blind, and profoundly injured women.

Fox News Host's 'Outrageous' Abortion Comments Make Sense to Me

Post by Jenny Erikson. Oh goody. A conservative said something controversial about abortion, so now obviously he's an idiot and y'all need to hide your birth control pills, because the GOP is coming for them! Or something. Dr. KeithShow More Summary

House: Employers Can Fire Women for Using Birth Control

Thursday night, the House of Representatives voted to make using employer-based health insurance for in vitro fertilization or birth control pills a fire-able offense in Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood has been mobilizing its network against the bill. Show More Summary

Health Insurance Companies Are Illegally Charging for Birth Control

One of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act is that birth control methods — be it pill, patch, shot, ring — are supposed to be covered by insurance companies without a co-pay or other charges. But two studies from the National Women’s...Show More Summary

April is STD Awareness Month

“A person who has an STD will also always have discharge or bumps as symptoms of the infection.” “STD testing is for cheaters.” “The birth control pill will protect me from common STDs.” After working in the STD clinic setting for many years, and in my current role as the Director of CDC’s Division of...

Common drug in wastewater is surprising reason behind gender-bending fish

Move over birth control pills, there's a new drug in town making male fish bear eggs.

Study: Some insurance companies skirting contraceptive coverage mandate in Obamacare

Obamacare requires that every insurance policy covers certain things with no additional out-of-pocket charges for the policy-holder. One of those things to be covered is prescribed birth control, whether pills or an IUD or implants or any kind of birth control prescribed by a doctor. Show More Summary

Pillsy: This smart pouch reminds you to take your birth control

It baffles me that in 2015 the most effective way to not get pregnant (behind abstinence, obviously) is to pop a pill each and every day. A method that, admittedly, is achingly simple, yet could be deemed useless if you forget to take it just once, have a stomach bug or (in some cases) take it at the wrong time.... Show More Summary

Your Birth Control Pills May Be Messing With Your Brain

Post by Maressa Brown. Love, hate, or feel indifferent about 'em, birth control pills appear to do a lot more than prevent pregnancy. Research shows time and again that for all their positives, oral contraceptives can also come with side effects that should definitely raise our eyebrows. Show More Summary

The birth control pill shrinks women’s brains and increases risk of Crohn’s disease: New studies

Neuroscientists from the University of California, Los Angeles found that the two main regions of the brain controlling emotion and decision-making are thinner in women who take the pill.

Sensor-Activated Birth Control Pouch Reminds You to Take Your Pills

Pillsy is an app and connected device duo that helps women take control of a crucial-but-chaotic part of their lives

Birth Control Pills Creating a Race of Eunuchs?

It’s an actually interesting question and a good take by Darryl Savage. Also, watch out for NSFW language. “You look around the more educated environs of America—colleges, the coasts, the enclaves of the creative classes—and you’ll find more and more Pajama Boys of the Vox variety: Men who look more like boys than men. Men […]

Birth Control May Alter The Structure Of A Woman's Brain

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Birth control pills have some troubling possible side effects, such as altering a woman's mood or even her choice of romantic partner. A new study adds another potential concern to the list: Hormonal contraception may shrink portions...Show More Summary

Radical Histories: From Sojourner Truth's ‘Ain't I A Woman?' To FDA Approval Of The Birth Control Pill

last monthNews : Huffington Post

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Less Than 10 Percent of Teens Are Using the Most Effective Form of Birth Control

A new CDC report shows adoption of IUDs and implants among adolescents is on the rise, but they still lag behind condoms and the Pill.

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A birth control pill with a glass of milk. This is what Howard Royal serves his daughter Rainey for breakfast every morning. He “waits until she swallows,” reminding her that “with maturity comes responsibility.” She is 14 years...Show More Summary

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