Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a grown man who wants to abolish the IRS. He also thinks birth control “induces abortions” and plays to his party’s ugliest impulses when it comes to same-sex marriage, climate change, and countries where lots of Muslims live. Show More Summary
Study shows two-thirds of conservative millennials favor contraceptive access. But they also agree with Hobby Lobby
US government scientists have discovered a chemical in human birth control pills that messes with a fish’s fertility.
Young Republicans may be departing from their parents’ — and party’s — views on birth control. Two-thirds of Republicans ages 18 to 34 said they thought women should be able to get affordable birth control, according to a survey released Tuesday by the National Campaign to...
But 60% don't think it's a health care need
Here's some good news amidst the furor over some congressional Republicans' angst about contraception and, for others, opposition to public funding of contraception: Almost two out of three younger Republicans say every adult woman should...Show More Summary
Bad news about birth control pills: they might keep you from getting pregnant/regulate your cycle/all that jazz, but they're causing reproductive problems in fish, who are picking up their chemical byproducts through sewage systems connected to waterways. Read more...
A new study from the US Geological Survey published in Scientific Reports has found that fish all over the US are showing signs of exposure to EE2—a synthetic hormone found in oral contraceptives.
"The potential for declines in overall population numbers might be expected in future generations"
Your birth control pill is affecting more than just your body.Flushed down toilets, poured down sinks and excreted in urine, a chemical component in the pill wafts into sewage systems and ends up in various waterways where it collects in fairly heavy doses. That's where fish soak it up.Read full article >>
Government-funded contraception is a fine mantra, say liberals – but you’d better be careful to offer it in a way that shows you “respect women’s intelligence.” In response to an Arkansas lawmaker’s proposition that Medicaid offer free...Show More Summary
I've heard stories about Christian pharmacists who refuse to dispense birth control because they have personal religious hang-ups about it, but this is the first time I've heard of postal workers refusing to deliver the mail because they didn't like the contents:
The Question: What should I be prepared for when I go off the Pill? The IUD is rising in popularity and nearly one in three women is now discontinuing her use of the birth control pill, citing dissatisfaction -- mostly from side effects. Show More Summary
Jessa Duggar is not yet pregnant, and if rumor surrounding the 19 Kids And Counting star are true it may remain that way for at least a while longer. Sources have indicated that Jessa has no plans to join her sister Jill in racing to...Show More Summary
We have more data than ever on how empowering women is good for the economy. So why won't lawmakers wake up?
You are not going to believe it, but there is a very conservative Republican state representative in Arkansas who wants to give taxpayer-funded birth control to ladies. Hooray and high-five, fellow feminazis, we have won the war at last!...Show More Summary
It's hard to think of a segment of the American population that could benefit more from long-acting contraceptives than the teenager. Effectively using birth control can be difficult no matter how old you are, but preventing pregnancy presents singular challenges for adolescents. Show More Summary
Bill Nye “the Science Guy” summed up why it’s important for the future of humanity that women and girls have access to education and birth control. The popular scientist appeared Sunday on “Star Talk,” hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice, along with billionaire...
Religious leaders, who are all, "I don't want the Affordable Care Act and its free birth control pills to ruin my church-going ladies": you're in for a rude awakening. Read more...
Faith leaders have spoken out against the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers cover free birth control in their employee health plans —but many of their female followers feel differently.