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California women could soon pick up a year's worth of birth control pills at once

Essential Politics: Bills on climate change, sex offender email addresses go to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk Aug. 26, 2016, 10:38 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. We've got a number of big stories that we're following: Lawmakers finished...

Vitamin D levels may drop when women stop using birth control

Women risk having their vitamin D levels fall when they stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives containing estrogen, according to a new study.

Vitamin D Levels May Drop When Women Stop Using Birth Control

Women risk having their vitamin D levels fall when they stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives containing estrogen, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The Well+Good Guide to quitting birth control pills

4 weeks agoHealth : Well Good NYC

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or are just looking for a more natural method of contraception, these expert tips will help ease the transition off of artificial hormones.

New study confirms what every woman on the pill has thought while sobbing.

last monthHumor / odd : Happy Place

Remember how you went on the pill so you could have unprotected sex with your boyfriend, but then you immediately dumped him because the pill made you hate him? It's the birth control of the magi, and that wasn't in your head. That was real. Show More Summary

The Reason We Don't Have Male Birth Control Is Simpler Than You Think

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Many people, including us, have lamented why the world still doesn't have male birth control. A new Atlantic story looks at the history of the effort including arguments that we don't have a male pill because pharmaceutical companies don't think it would make money and a concern that men wouldn't ... More »

I tried an app that lets you order birth control pills online for free — and it's a game-changer

Getting birth control pills is no easy task. But a handful of apps is hoping to change that. They're designed to let you order birth control from your smartphone or computer in just a few minutes — no doctor's visit required. Having been on birth control for a decade, I decided to try out one of the apps, called Nurx, for myself. Here's how it went. Show More Summary

"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 

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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

3 months agoNews : 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

4 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

4 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 »

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