Birth Control - Contraception

Planned Parenthood At Risk In Standoff Over Trump Abortion ‘gag Rule'

Millions of low-income women could lose access to birth control and other reproductive health services when a Trump administration rule kicks in Monday night that bans funding for clinics that make abortion referrals, among other restrictions. The...
Related topics: Abortion

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What That Viral Twitter Battle Over Cvs And Birth Control Really Means For Your Access

At first glance, the bitter Twitter battle against CVS over birth control pills this week may have convinced you that the pharmacy giant was blocking access to the contraceptive. But like most Twitter scuffles, it's complicated. Here's what's really...
Related topics: Social Media

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#boycottcvs & #cvsdeniescare Trend After Some Link Its Decision On Birth Control To Donald...

There were at least two trending topics on Thursday involving CVS Pharmacy, following reports that the pharmacy and insurance giant was called out by a startup for attempting to reduce birth control reimbursement rates. The hashtags included...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Startup

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Birth Control Delivery Startup Nurx Approaches $300m Valuation

Nurx, citing 200,000 current patients and a monthly growth rate as high as 20%, has raised $32 million in Series C equity funding in a round co-led by existing investors Kleiner Perkins and Union Square Ventures. The company has also secured $20...
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Planned Parenthood Could Lose Millions In Preventative Care Funding For Poor And Uninsured Patients...

A new Trump administration abortion rule may cause Planned Parenthood to be “forced out” of a federal program on Monday that helps to fund reproductive healthcare care like cancer screenings, STD testing and birth control for 1.5 million...
Related topics: Abortion, Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Birth Control Nausea

Nausea is a common side effect of many forms of birth control. It often goes away over time, but a person can take steps to reduce or eliminate it. Learn more here.

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Reverse Birth Control: A Thought Experiment, By Bryan Caplan

Some prominent sociologists argue that teen pregnancy, when it occurs, is functional.  Teen pregnancy is a foolish life choice for middle-class teens, because they’re sacrificing bright futures.  Lower-class teens, in contrast, don’t...

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The Pill Club Is Donating 5,000 Units Of Emergency Contraception

Eleven million women in the U.S. live more than an hour from an abortion clinic, a number expected to increase as facilities close up shop following new restrictions on women’s healthcare in several states. Planned Parenthood and other...
Related topics: Abortion

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California Governor Signs Law Banning The Practice Of Using Condoms As Evidence Of Sex Work

Prior to this week, in California, if a sex worker used a condom during a transaction, that life saving contraceptive could have enabled law enforcement to bring criminal charges. But on Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed legislation...

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Chris Harrison Says ‘the Bachelor’ Has A Huge Condom And Std Testing Budget

Chris Harrison, the host of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise has revealed that the producers ensure that the contestants are having safe sex. During an interview with Kaley Cuoco and David Spade on his talk show Lights Out...

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'is It Time For Another Contraception Revolution?'

In an effort to protect the planet and preserve its natural treasures for future generations, another contraception revolution that provides options for populations not currently being served by modern contraception may be the answer according to...

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Cdc: General Fertility Rate, Teen Birth Rate Decreasing In U.s.

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 -- From 2017 to 2018, there were decreases in the U.S. general fertility rate and the teen birth rate, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fertility

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Maci Bookout Makes A Bold Decision About Expanding Her Family

Post by Nicole Pomarico. Taking birth control can really mess with someone's body, and now, it sounds like Maci Bookout has had enough. On Monday night's new episode of Teen Mom OG, Maci asked Taylor McKinney to get a vasectomy so she could give...

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Study Finds Worrisome Birth-control Knowledge Gap

A new study has uncovered concerning gaps in knowledge about birth control effectiveness. The research, conducted in the Vietnam capital of Hanoi, included four forms of contraception: IUDs, birth control pills, male condoms and withdrawal.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Lois Wille, Pulitzer-winner In Her Beloved Chicago, Dies At 87

A hard-hitting reporter, she won two of the prizes, one for a series on how poor women were denied birth control and a second for editorial writing.
Related topics: Pulitzer Prize

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Advocates Face Tough Path To Otc Birth Control

Drug companies are facing increasing pressure to make birth control pills available for over-the-counter sale, but that situation is still years away from reality. Leading medical organizations and experts have said for years that the birth...

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Mom Asks Son To Try On Condoms And Let Her Know His Size For Some Unconventional Back-to-school...

Post by Genny Glassman. It is always pretty uncomfortable to have "the talk" with your kids, but we can all agree that if you want to teach them about safe sex, you've got to make them aware of condoms. That is probably what one mom was thinking...

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How To Choose A Birth Control Pill

“The Pill” is not a monolith: there are hundreds of birth control pills out there, and they’re not all the same. But most people are never given a choice. They walk into the clinic, ask for the pill, and get a prescription that may or may not...

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Longer Rx For Birth Control Pills A Smart Idea For Female Vets: Study

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 -- Giving U.S. female military veterans a year's supply of birth control pills would reduce their risk of unwanted pregnancies and lower health care costs, a new study finds. The researchers also found that the health care...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Access To Contraception Not 'silver Bullet' To Stem Population Growth In Africa

The population of sub-Saharan Africa is set to double by 2050, yet a new study challenges a common misconception that this is caused solely by inadequate family planning.
Related topics: Medical Research

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