Medical professionals aren’t bringing up sexual health information about birth control and condoms often enough with their teen patients, a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds. Doctors especially need to start bringing up these topics more with young men. Nearly one in five sexually active boys report that they’ve never heard anything [...]
Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retail chain, was honored Saturday that the Faith and Freedom coalition's "Road to Majority 2013" conference with a "Courage in Business Leadership" award. The Christian PostShow More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO-- Exposure to a high-fat diet in the womb and after birth can permanently change the cells in the brain that control food intake, predisposing monkeys to overeating and an increased preference for fatty and sugary foods, a new study finds. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. read more
Post by Julie Ryan Evans We've heard plenty of stories before about women unaware they were pregnant suddenly giving birth to babies. The Discovery Channel has an entire show devoted to such cases called what else but I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant. Show More Summary
There is no obvious explanation why something used safely over half a century by hundreds of millions of women should remain so restricted. In most countries, writes Steve Chapman, it's not. But the U.S. government presumes that women are incapable of making this decision without the approval of a doctor. View this article.
This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.
Last month, our sister site Blisstree posted a piece by lovely freelancer Lisa Marie Basile about how she never uses birth control. She received a ton of flack from people calling her an idiot, folks saying she makes women look bad,Show More Summary
Fertility declined in rural villages in India and Brazil with cable TV access — because, according to two studies, women are inspired by the relatable childless ladies on soap operas (but not, apparently, to kill/cheat/impersonate their twin sister). Read more...
Gwynn Guilford spots a connection between television watching in India and the country’s fertility rate: Over a three-year period, academics Robert Jensen and Emily Oster researched rural villages in five Indian states. They found that once the village got cable TV access, fertility declined within a year (pdf). This has happened elsewhere too. Fertility dropped markedly as […]
by Peter Baklinski OTTAWA, Ontario, June 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Third generation birth control pills produced by the massive drug company Bayer have been linked to the deaths of at least 23 Canadian women since 2007, one of them as young as 14. A Health Canada document reveals that many of the victims who…
Caption: Separated at birth? Apple's new Control Center definitely borrows from Android's similar tool, but adds a few handy extras. (Credit: Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET) If you happened to watch Apple's WWDC keynote yesterday, you probably...Show More Summary
She’s not the only young woman speaking out about birth control, body image, and a host of other issues that affect teens, and yet she’s constantly hearing the message that there are no young feminists, and no politically engaged youth. read more
Dan Savage really is a disgusting human being. On Comedy Central’s Colbert Report Monday, the anti-bullying advocate said that Vatican City’s healthcare plan doesn’t include birth control “because altar boys can’t get pregnant” (video follows with transcript and commentary): read more
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The Supreme Court ruling that legalized birth control happened 43 years ago today.
Today is the 48th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court case that first identified the constitutional right to privacy and defeated a law that barred the use of birth control. This ruling was monumental because it struck down a barrier that blocked women from controlling their futures. Show More Summary
On this day 48 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that (married) couples have a right to use contraception. Although a vocal minority–including a recent presidential candidate–thinks this ruling never should...Show More Summary
Today, 9.12 million students from across China will be taking the national college entrance exams - otherwise known as the gaokao. While exam participation levels are dropping, pressure only ever seems to be mounting, and this year is no exception. From contraceptive pills to the strictest examinations in gaokao history, here's a round-up of this year's gaokao news: [ more › ]
After talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh mocked left-wing/birth control activist Sandra Fluke as a "slut" (something he later apologized for) the organized left thought they could finally silence The Most Listened To Talk Show Host in America by picking off his advertisers. Show More Summary