In an effort to make birth control more accessible, lawmakers in Oregon and California are working on legislation that would allow women to get prescriptions for the pill from pharmacists instead of their gynecologists. The idea behind the proposal is that women wouldn’t have to go through...
Are you thinking about switching to an IUD after being on the pill? Wth the intrauterine device's rise in popularity, you're not the only one with questions about nonhormonal birth control options. Hormonal options range from the ring...Show More Summary
PLANNED PARENTHOOD HARDEST HIT: States Lead Effort to Let Pharmacists Prescribe Birth Control.
A friend and I were chatting about the cute children of Instagram when she sprang it on me suddenly, as if hoping to succeed by sneak attack. “MOLLY!!!!!” she typed. “HAVE A BABY!!!!!!!!!!” This friend has had children and likes urging others to do the same. Nope, I replied: “I... More »
The laws will be implemented over the next few months.
Two new laws in California and Oregon will allow women to forgo with a visit to the gynecologist in order to obtain a prescription for birth control. The New York Times reports that in the next few months, women will be able to get a prescription for contraception directly from a pharmacist. Read more...
Starting sometime in the next few months, California and Oregon will allow women to get a prescription directly from a pharmacist, a move that advocates hope becomes a national model.
The Catholic Church is a wee bit obsessed with sex in that they believe it's only acceptable on their terms. No birth control because reproduction is important. No abortion because reproduction is important. No sodomy because reproduction is important. Show More Summary
Reproductive rights are still a mess in the U.S., but we have a lot to be thankful for.
On August 13, 2015, I called Planned Parenthood. It was a last resort.I’m employed, insured, and independent in a small city with plenty of health care providers. I wasn’t pregnant. I already had birth control pills. But my job is kind of chaotic and I have a touch of ADD (like many American... Continue reading
On November, the Supreme Court agreed to hear several challenges to the birth control benefit mandate in the Affordable Care Act, which requires certain employers to cover contraception in their employee health insurance plans. The cases, consolidated as Zubik et al. Show More Summary
There really is no way to prepare for a baby. Not necessarily the baby itself, but the impending change to your life once you become a parent. It’s one of the few instances in life when you may think you know, but you truly have no idea. Show More Summary
In April 2011, Melanie Foster went to her doctor’s office complaining that she had missed her menstrual period for five months after having an IUD birth control device implanted. Her doctor, Dr. Corrinne de Cholnoky, agreed to remove the device but failed to perform a pregnancy test before she did; and now she is being […]
Melinda Gates, who claims to follow the Catholic faith, says birth control will 'empower' women, make them 'prosperous,' and 'transform their lives' for the better.
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By: Laura Geggel Published: 11/17/2015 11:20 AM EST on LiveScience Exactly what can happen if a woman misses one or more days of her birth control pills is highlighted by a new lawsuit: A company that allegedly mislabeled its birth control pills is being sued by more than 100 women who say they became pregnant because of the error. Show More Summary
“Such human weeds clog up the path, drain up the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world; we must cultivate our garden.” – Margaret Sanger, Birth Control: Facts and Responsibilities It’s no secret that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger saw birth control as a key […]
More than 100 women who believed they were being protected from pregnancy by their birth control pills have filed a lawsuit against a manufacturer. Why, you ask? Well, the pills were packaged incorrectly. More » This Birth Control Packaging...Show More Summary
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is an Alabama-based company that makes birth control pills. In 2011, the company recalled eight of their oral contraceptive lines because they’d placed the pills in the packaging incorrectly. Now, women who became pregnant while taking the pills are suing for millions, demanding to be paid for both child-rearing costs and college expenses. Read more...
Irish drug maker Qualitest is facing a rather hefty lawsuit. According to Philly.com, over 100 women are claiming that they became pregnant due to mislabeled birth control pills. The suit, which was filed in Philadelphia last week, seeks millions in