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Why OTC birth control is a terrible idea

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In an effort to make birth control more accessible, lawmakers in Oregon and California are working on legislation that would allow women to get prescriptions for the pill from pharmacists instead of their gynecologists. The idea behind the proposal is that women wouldn’t have to go through...

Over the Pill? Facts About Nonhormonal Birth Control

Are you thinking about switching to an IUD after being on the pill? Wth the intrauterine device's rise in popularity, you're not the only one with questions about nonhormonal birth control options. Hormonal options range from the ring...Show More Summary

PLANNED PARENTHOOD HARDEST HIT: States Lead Effort to Let Pharmacists Prescribe Birth Control. …

PLANNED PARENTHOOD HARDEST HIT: States Lead Effort to Let Pharmacists Prescribe Birth Control.

The IUD: Can Birth Control Be Too Good?

4 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

A friend and I were chatting about the cute children of Instagram when she sprang it on me suddenly, as if hoping to succeed by sneak attack. “MOLLY!!!!!” she typed. “HAVE A BABY!!!!!!!!!!” This friend has had children and likes urging others to do the same. Nope, I replied: “I... More »

Women in California and Oregon Will be Able to Get Birth Control Directly From Pharmacists 

Two new laws in California and Oregon will allow women to forgo with a visit to the gynecologist in order to obtain a prescription for birth control. The New York Times reports that in the next few months, women will be able to get a prescription for contraception directly from a pharmacist. Read more...

States Lead Effort to Let Pharmacists Prescribe Birth Control

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Starting sometime in the next few months, California and Oregon will allow women to get a prescription directly from a pharmacist, a move that advocates hope becomes a national model.

Catholic Bishops Release Anti-Pornography Report (As If You Were Expecting Anything Else)

The Catholic Church is a wee bit obsessed with sex in that they believe it's only acceptable on their terms. No birth control because reproduction is important. No abortion because reproduction is important. No sodomy because reproduction is important. Show More Summary

We have a great Thanksgiving dinner conversation topic for you: Birth control!

Reproductive rights are still a mess in the U.S., but we have a lot to be thankful for.

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Was Verbally Harassed by Protesters at Planned Parenthood While On My Way to Get an IUD

last weekLifestyle : xoJane

On August 13, 2015, I called Planned Parenthood. It was a last resort.I’m employed, insured, and independent in a small city with plenty of health care providers. I wasn’t pregnant. I already had birth control pills. But my job is kind of chaotic and I have a touch of ADD (like many American... Continue reading

How the Supreme Court Birth Control Decision Could Hurt Us

On November, the Supreme Court agreed to hear several challenges to the birth control benefit mandate in the Affordable Care Act, which requires certain employers to cover contraception in their employee health insurance plans. The cases, consolidated as Zubik et al. Show More Summary

Babies Aren’t Birth Control; Finding Day Care Is Birth Control

There really is no way to prepare for a baby. Not necessarily the baby itself, but the impending change to your life once you become a parent. It’s one of the few instances in life when you may think you know, but you truly have no idea. Show More Summary

Doctor Inserted IUD Into Woman But She Got Pregnant, When He Took It Out He Killed Her Baby

In April 2011, Melanie Foster went to her doctor’s office complaining that she had missed her menstrual period for five months after having an IUD birth control device implanted. Her doctor, Dr. Corrinne de Cholnoky, agreed to remove the device but failed to perform a pregnancy test before she did; and now she is being […]

More Gates money for abortion: Foundation gives another $120M to ‘family planning’

Melinda Gates, who claims to follow the Catholic faith, says birth control will 'empower' women, make them 'prosperous,' and 'transform their lives' for the better.

Birth Control Pills May Cause Bad Breath -- And Worse

Seventy-five percent of Americans have some form of gum disease, according to The New York Times. Former president of the American Association for Dental Research, Dr. Robert Genco, calls periodontal disease -- an advanced form of gum disease that affects half of Americans -- a public health concern. Show More Summary

This Is What Happens When You Skip A Few Birth Control Pills

By: Laura Geggel Published: 11/17/2015 11:20 AM EST on LiveScience Exactly what can happen if a woman misses one or more days of her birth control pills is highlighted by a new lawsuit: A company that allegedly mislabeled its birth control pills is being sued by more than 100 women who say they became pregnant because of the error. Show More Summary

Margaret Sanger Would be Proud: Oregon Pressures Poor Women Not to Have Children

“Such human weeds clog up the path, drain up the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world; we must cultivate our garden.” – Margaret Sanger, Birth Control: Facts and Responsibilities It’s no secret that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger saw birth control as a key […]

This Birth Control Packaging Fail Is Enough To Make You Want An IUD

More than 100 women who believed they were being protected from pregnancy by their birth control pills have filed a lawsuit against a manufacturer. Why, you ask? Well, the pills were packaged incorrectly. More » This Birth Control Packaging...Show More Summary

Women Sue Birth Control Manufacturer For Cost of Raising Children Due to Defective Product

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is an Alabama-based company that makes birth control pills. In 2011, the company recalled eight of their oral contraceptive lines because they’d placed the pills in the packaging incorrectly. Now, women who became pregnant while taking the pills are suing for millions, demanding to be paid for both child-rearing costs and college expenses. Read more...

Lawsuit Claims Mislabeled Birth Control Led To 113 Unwanted Pregnancies

Irish drug maker Qualitest is facing a rather hefty lawsuit. According to, over 100 women are claiming that they became pregnant due to mislabeled birth control pills. The suit, which was filed in Philadelphia last week, seeks millions in

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