Marie Stopes International (MSI) and several influential Islamic scholars joined up last week to vigorously campaign both for the spread of birth control and contraceptives for Afghani women, and to combat the cultural stigma against women who choose to utilize these most valuable resources. Show More Summary
Teen girls need birth control access, too The current feminist discourse surrounding women’s reproductive rights is crucial, especially considering that our access to these rights is dwindling and under constant attack. But it seems this conversation often fails to represent an important group: teen girls. Show More Summary
IUDs are among the most effective -- but priciest -- forms of birth control.
Despite a shift in federal policy away from abstinence-only sex education in recent years, fewer U.S. teens are getting formal instruction about birth control methods. A new data analysis from the Guttmacher Institute found that 60 percent of girls aged 15-19 reported learning about birth control in 2011-13, down from 70 percent in 2006-10. Show More Summary
The national teen birth rate has fallen to a record low, according to a new analysis released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2006 to 2014, the teen birth rate declined 41 percent. In 2014, there were...Show More Summary
The number of teenagers in the U.S. giving birth is at an all-time low, according to federal health officials. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that teen birth rates have declined 61 percent since the early 1990s. Show More Summary
Reproductive health isn’t just about abortions, despite all the attention they get. It’s also about access to family planning services, contraception, sex education and much else. Such access lets women control the timing and size of their families so they have children when they are financially...
'The only risk factor was being on the oral contraceptive pill,' says the woman's doctor.
The “sperm traps” could also help with infertility.
Religious directives, written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, forbid doctors at Catholic facilities from providing birth control and performing common reproductive health procedures. The post 41,000 Doctors to Join Lawsuit Against Catholic Hospital Over Denial of Care appeared first on Rewire.
That’s the risky decision this reader made: I’m in my late twenties. Growing up, I was much wealthier than most of my peers—both of my parents made about $100,000. They covered my out-of-state college tuition, let me stay at home while...Show More Summary
An armed man in Ohio caused a standoff with police after neighbors reported that he was waiving a gun and shouting, “Trump is Lucifer.” According to WNEP, police were dispatched to a home in Butler Township to investigate reports of a man with a gun. After officers arrived on the scene,...
The question of periods in space carries a lot of historical baggage. The post Space: The Final Frontier Of Birth Control appeared first on ThinkProgress.
And yes, we’re still fed up with the state of abortion access, too.
With all the legal briefs filed to the Supreme Court and no solutions proposed, it's going to be up to the justices to put an end to the lawsuits swarming the Affordable Care Act. The post No Solution in Sight for Supreme Court Birth Control Fight appeared first on Rewire.
"This bill isn't really about erectile dysfunction"
Amy Schumer is known for skewering how groups of men make decisions about women’s health (see: her famous birth control sketch) and the fourth season premiere of Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer” was no exception. Schumer, who has become a bonafide movie star since the last season of her show, included a skit in Thursday’s episode about the […]
Steve Gillespie's lady just stopped taking her birth control. From Flappers Comedy Club
Condoms have been men's contraceptive go-to for at least 500 years - and really haven't changed that much since
Would you like to better be able to predict the arrival of your seething, murderous cramps? Are you curious about the relationship between your birth control and your period? Are you so not interested in being pregnant (now or ever)? Are you averse to the pink and flowery nature of your current birth control app?