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How We Lose Birth Control Under Trump

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The GOP isnt going to rip out your IUD (not yet). Theyre just going to make it insanely expensive and difficult to get.

Colorado pharmacists to prescribe women birth control

Colorado pharmacists will soon be able to start prescribing oral contraceptives under a 2016 state law. The Denver Post reported (http://dpo.st/2mvMcO4) Monday that the law allows women to get birth … Click to Continue »

Coverage for Pregnancy, Maternity and Newborn Care May Soon Become Optional

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. We already knew that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would likely result in restricted access to birth control and fewer choices in women's healthcare overall (at a greater expense), but things are looking...Show More Summary

Pharmacists in These Three States Can Now Prescribe Birth Control

The goal is to get more women better access to reproductive care by making it easier and more convenient.

Utah Rep. Mia Love pushes for over-the-counter birth control

Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love says that though she's opposed to abortion, she's running a proposal to make it easier to get birth control pills over-the-counter. Love told lawmakers on … Click to Continue »

Scientists promote new contraception app as replacement for the pill

Natural Cycles is receiving lots of attention, but it's focus on birth control is not in line with Catholic teaching.

The Challenge of Accessing Birth Control in the Military

Many women want to stop their periods while in the field, but getting the means to do so can be difficult.

If Trump repeals the ACA, here's how employer-based healthcare could change

About half of Americans still have healthcare through their employer. The Affordable Care Act impacted employer-based healthcare plans, changing rules on lifetime limits and pre-existing conditions, birth control and much more. If the Trump administration decides to replace or repeal ACA, these benefits could disappear. … Click to Continue »

Can Women Fight Addiction with Birth Control?

A new study suggests hormones can make women more susceptible to addiction, so could the birth control pill help with recovery? Hormonal fluctuations can wreak havoc on a woman’s body. From PMS to menopause, the ups and downs can trigger weight gain, depression, and exhaustion, […]

People are raving about the world’s first approved birth control app — but there's a big reason it might not work for you

Elina Berglund's app will be the first in the world to be government approved as a contraceptive, putting it alongside the pill, IUDs, and condoms — in Europe, at least. "It feels incredibly exciting that there is now an approved alternative...Show More Summary

Get pregnant... or don't! Fertility apps help with both - CNET

Women have found a novel use for fertility apps: turning them into a new form of birth control.

City Council Speaker Wants Free Birth Control For All NYC Woman In Need

In her final state of the city address on Thursday, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito pledged her commitment to ensuring free birth control for every woman in New York City, despite efforts in Washington to repeal the Affordable...Show More Summary

Margaret Sanger Regularly Published Letters From Women Pleading For Abortions

Margaret Sanger opened the nation’s first birth control clinic in October of 1916, which would eventually evolve into Planned Parenthood. Whenever Sanger is mentioned, it is worth remembering that she was a proponent of eugenics (which some debate is decontextualized from the cultural norms of the time) and also that… Read more...

Bill mandating 12-month birth control coverage passes

Women in Virginia may soon be able to buy a year's supply of prescription birth control instead of a few months' worth. Legislation that would require health insurance companies to … Click to Continue »

Everyday Hero: Melinda Gates Pledges to Provide Birth Control for 120 Million Women by 2020

Melinda Gates knows increasing access to contraception will improve the lives of women, children, and communities all around the world. Everyday Hero: Melinda Gates Pledges to Provide Birth Control for 120 Million Women by 2020 is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

First Ever Study Will Put Free, App-Only Birth Control To The Test

Revolutionary research will measure the fertility app's efficacy and overall performance for real women, and in real time.

Melissa Mark-Viverito seeks birth control for all NYC women

last weekNews : NY Daily News

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito wants every woman in the five boroughs to be given birth control if they want it.

It’s Safe to Skip Your Period On Birth Control

Birth control pill packs typically include a week of placebo pills, without any hormones. If you skip those pills and start the next pack immediately, you can skip your period. Whether you want to do this is up to you—it may seem weird, but there’s no reason to believe it’s harmful. Read more...

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