Birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger embraced some truly horrific ideas. But she also did quite a lot of good.
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A woman in Tarzana, California, is raining very public social media hell upon her insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, after facing a six-month wait for birth control. Rosie Wiklund says the culprit is Anthem’s exceedingly out-of-date directory,...Show More Summary
VOXERS GONNA VOX: “I ran the piece by some other editors and they weren’t comfortable running it; I think the concern is that people will misinterpret it as implying opposition to abortion rights and birth control, which, while I know it’s not your intent, is a real concern.”
The numbers are in: Birth control is cheaper than ever before, thanks to health care reform. The post Thanks To Obamacare, The Average Woman Is Saving $255 Per Year On Her Birth Control Pills appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Mirroring the Supreme Court reasoning used to implement nationwide gay marriage, 20 states filed a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that the Obama administration is infringing upon the "dignity" of the Little Sisters of the Poor in forcing the nuns to either violate their religious beliefs or pay crippling fines.
Birth control pills should be taken every day, at the same time—but how precise do you have to be? It depends on the type of pill: for some, you have a day or two to realize your mistake. For others, you only have a window of a few hours. Read more...
Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to manage their infection, prevent transmission to their new baby and enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth --- but most HIV-infected women aren't getting that chance.
Federal appeals courts are unanimous in saying that employers must comply with current birth control rules. The Supreme Court doesn't seem to care. The post Anti-Birth Control Employers Keep Losing In Federal Court, But They’re Still Free To Violate The Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Intrauterine devices are one of most effective methods of birth control on the market, especially when you account for human error, such as condoms breaking during sex or occasionally forgetting to take a birth control pill. Based on...Show More Summary
Post by Stephanie Booth. Let's say you've got a bunch of big events coming up in the next few months -- like a wedding, followed by a vacation, followed by a family get-together. And out of all the special occasions you're excited to prep for, your period is NOT one of them. Show More Summary
The birth control pill liberated sexuality in the western world, while sexually transmitted diseases rolled it back considerably. A new device, in the form of a ring, is being developed that may offer a new level of safety for couples wanting to hook up. Show More Summary
Yet another federal appeals court ruled that completing paperwork to qualify for a religious accommodation to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act did not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Appeals Courts Unanimous in Support of Obamacare’s Birth Control Accommodation appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The Reasons Women Choose Birth Control (Hint: Not Pregnancy) As of now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 62 percent of women who are of reproductive age use contraception, the most popular choice being oral contraceptives, which 28 percent of women use. While oral...
Accidentally skipping a birth control pill, or two, can leave you beyond worried. We turned to a board certified physician to offer advice on when you've missed a dose, or two, or three, of birth control pills. Keep reading to hear what...Show More Summary
In recent years, home automation technology has given birth to the “Smart Home” in which internet-enabled and controlled devices are bringing a new level of comfort to the standard house. From locking doors to setting the temperature to opening the blinds for a view of the sunset, technology is transforming the home into something reminiscent […]
But he'll keep on punishing his enemies with expensive legal process....
One of the most pressing issues surrounding the upcoming Republican primary is Donald Trump's hair. Its power to influence the daily lives of ordinary Americans -- much like gun law reform and birth control access -- makes it vital for candidates to address, preferably constantly. Show More Summary
It's been nearly two months since the city's ban on certain polystyrene foam containers went into effect, not that foam's been stricken from our landfills altogether. Indeed, the ban doesn't cover containers used to store "raw meat,Show More Summary
A new rumor has surfaced that Kylie Jenner is two months pregnant with Tyga’s child. According to the International Business Times, despite warnings from Kris and her sisters and mother about birth control, Kylie is pregnant. To make...Show More Summary