Birth Control

Superdrug Just Halved The Cost Of The Morning After Pill

News<p>Until now women in Britain were paying up to five times more for emergency contraception than elsewhere in Europe<p>In Spring, last year research …

Contraception

Female condoms: Everything guys need to know but were too shy too ask

Female condoms: Everything guys need to know but were too shy too ask<p>A female condom, or a femidom, is exactly as the name suggests — a condom used …

Condoms

India’s Free Online Condom Store Has Found Lakhs Of Takers, But Is It A Success?

In April this year, a non-profit named AIDS Healthcare Foundation launched a first-of-its-kind free online condom store in India. All one had to do …

India

Ask An Adult: How Does The Morning After Pill Work?

News<p>We all know that the morning after pill can be used to prevent pregnancy following unprotected sex – but how does it work, how reliable is it and …

Contraception

Vasectomies may increase sex drives and make orgasms better

Vasectomies are losing their popularity but a study from earlier this year may suggest a reason to reconsider this minimally invasive procedure as a …

Pregnancy

The Trump administration is weakening birth control access. One state is pushing back.

A new Massachusetts law will protect residents’ contraceptive access, no matter what the federal government does.<p>Last month, the Trump administration weakened an Obama-era mandate requiring most employers to offer copay-free insurance coverage for birth control. Now Massachusetts has become the …

Politics

MPs Have Called Out Boots For Breaking Their Promise On Emergency Contraception

News<p>Four months on from the initial debate, Boots still haven't offered a cheaper form of emergency contraception. Why?<p>Boots have taken a bit of a …

Emergency Contraception

Is The Morning-After Pill Giving You Acne?

Nobody ever <i>wants</i> to have to take the morning-after pill, but shit happens. Primary methods of birth control fail. (That’s why they call it Plan B — …

Health

Mass. governor signs law protecting birth control

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed a law Monday protecting free birth control in the state, as the Trump administration has taken aim at the …

Rights & Freedoms

Forgot to take your birth control pill again? This new device will send an alert on your smartphone when you do

Teemu Piirainen, Popit Ltd CEO said: "This kind of technology hasn't been available before and it opens up exciting new possibilities."<p>There's …

Medicine

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Massachusetts became the first state to cement an Obama-era regulation that women and gender minorities should have access to birth control at no …

Liberal View

16 Haikus on the Freedom and Frustration of Birth Control

If I’m any indication, women spend an incredible amount of time mulling over, dealing with and, definitely in my case, whining about birth control. …

New Massachusetts law guarantees birth control coverage

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation that aims to guarantee insurance coverage for women’s birth control regardless of …

Affordable Care Act

What to do if your contraceptive pill is affecting your mental health

<b>The pill is a wonderful thing for most women – it can help control irregular or heavy periods, get rid of acne and stop unwanted pregnancies</b> …

Pregnancy

Countering Trump, Mass. Swiftly Passes New Law Ensuring Access To No-Cost Birth Control

Support the news<p>Last month, President Trump rolled back an Obama-era rule that said employer health plans must cover birth control at no cost to …

Rights & Freedoms

Massachusetts first state to require birth control coverage without exemptions

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday signed a bill that would mandate all employers cover birth control regardless of religious or moral …

Rights & Freedoms

Birth control implant: Weight gain facts and myths

The birth control implants Implanon and Nexplanon release hormones that prevent the body from ovulating. Some women report weight gain when using …

Pregnancy

Labour MPs Say Boots Has Broken Promise To Women Over Emergency Contraception

The pharmacy giant promised to cut the price of the morning after pill.<p>PA Archive/PA Images<p>Labour MPs have accused Boots of breaking its promise to …

Referendums

All the Crazy Ways People Avoided Pregnancy Before Modern Birth Control

Think weasel testicle necklaces and pregnant wolf piss.<p>The past few weeks have been rough for birth control accessibility in America. In early October, President Trump announced new regulations that will make it easy for almost any employer to buck—on broad religious or moral grounds—the Affordable …

North Carolina State University

Twitter Users Show Support For Affordable Birth Control, Opposing New Insurance Policy

Twitterati showed their support for birth control with the hashtag #TnxBirthControl on Wednesday in response to the Trump Administration ripping the …

News (U.S.)

Boots still haven’t reduced the price of the morning after pill despite pledge

<b>Boots have failed to reduce the price of the morning after pill, despite a pledge earlier this year.</b><p>MPs have accused the high street chemist of …

Contraception

Best birth control pills for PCOS: Options and how they work

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormone disorder that causes numerous symptoms, including infertility. Hormonal birth control that contains both …

Pregnancy

Roy Moore Only Believes That Teenagers Are ‘Children’ When They’re on Birth Control

Moore has blasted birth control access for "unmarried couples" and "children.” In other words, for girls the same age as the ones he tried to date.<p>In …

U.S. Politics

Why Copay-Free Birth Control Is So Important For My Health, Profession, & Wealth

Today, as I do every three months, I went to my local pharmacy to pick up my birth control. As I walked up to the counter, I let out a sigh relief …

Women's News

Thanks Birth Control Tweets Are Trending As Women Praise Contraceptives

Viral Twitter hashtags, as of recent, have been polarizing and divisive in rhetoric, with seemingly new trending controversies everyday. Recently, …

Contraception

Tip: The Worst Protein for Fit People

Brain atrophy, thyroid suppression, and decreased strength. Well, that's not good. Avoid this stuff.<p>Since protein can be scarce for those avoiding …

Nutrition

Every IUD Question I Wish I Asked My Gyno

<b>You’re either the type of person who loves to research before you make life decisions or you’re not.</b> My dad, for example, spent an entire year …

Pregnancy

Why India’s free online condom store is succeeding when the government’s distribution system is not

Repeated condom stock outs and faulty distribution make it difficult for people to get condoms through the public health system.<p>When the …

Public Health

Mass. Senate unanimously passes free birth control bill

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday to ensure access to free birth control in the state and shield state residents from …

Boston

Publicly Funded Birth Control Benefits Us All, And This Is Why

Contraceptives are, quite simply, <i>ah-mazing</i>. They are awesome and empowering, giving women (and men) control over family planning and their …

Rights & Freedoms