Emergency Contraception

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

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 …

Contraception

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

Boots 'breaking' morning-after pill promise, say Labour MPs

<b>Boots has been accused of breaking its promise to offer a cheaper brand of morning-after pill in its stores.</b><p>The pharmacy was criticised in July after refusing to reduce the cost of emergency contraception - and later pledged to supply an inexpensive alternative in all of its branches.<p>But a letter …

Contraception

10 Myths About Birth Control You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

You don't want to get this wrong.<p>Modern birth control is amazing. It helps women take control of their reproduction, plan ideal periods, and manage …

Pregnancy

Do spermicide condoms work? Pros and cons

A spermicide condom is a barrier form of birth control worn on the penis during sexual activity. It is a thin sheath typically made from latex.<p>A …

Medicine

6 things to see your pharmacist for (if you can't get a GP appointment)

Here are a few things your pharmacist can help with<p>Pharmacists working in high street pharmacies are highly-trained health professionals, who can …

Health

Trump's likely ambassador for global women's issues trashes "Frozen" for "villainizing" men

President Donald Trump's likely pick for the Global Women's Issues ambassador has a bone to pick with <i>Frozen</i>, the beloved Disney movie she says is …

Donald Trump

Spotting Between Periods Can Mean Lots Of Things — Here Are 10 Possibilities To Consider

Everyone has been in that unfortunate situation at least once before: You're bleeding at the wrong time of the month. Not to be overly dramatic, but …

Pregnancy

What Are High-BMI Women Supposed to Do About Emergency Contraception?

Of course, you want every medication you take to work. But when it comes to emergency contraception, the stakes are pretty darn high. Which is why …

Pregnancy

4 Plan B Side Effects That May Make You Feel Like Crap & How To Minimize The Discomfort

The morning-after pill can be a complete savior. Even when we have the best of intentions, any of us are capable of slipping up when it comes to …

Dating

How To Not Get Pregnant After Not Using A Condom During Sex

Nothing quite kills a nice sex afterglow like the stab of fear slicing through your guts when you realize, "Oh sh*t. I definitely forgot to take the …

Contraception

President Trump once said that birth control should be available without a prescription

Ordering birth control or the morning-after pill through a smartphone app has been available for a while. Recently, however, they’ve drawn the ire of …

Pharma

Critics say Trump birth control rule ignores science

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s new birth control rule is raising questions among some women’s health experts, who say it overlooks known …

Canadian News

What’s new in Stanford vending machine? Emergency contraception

Like chips and soda, emergency contraception can now be bought from vending machines at Stanford University, UC-Davis, UC-Santa Barbara and a growing …

Contraception

Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Rule on Birth-Control Coverage

Move to undo employer-benefit mandate could spark immediate litigation<p>WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said Friday it is paring back an Obama-era requirement that employer-provided health benefits cover contraception, re-energizing a volatile debate on the role of government and religion in …

News (U.S.)

Trump administration scales back Obamacare birth control mandate, claims end to 'attacks on religious liberty'

The Trump administration announced Friday that it will exempt employers from providing insurance coverage for contraception if it conflicts with …

Contraception

Mass. insurers to back free birth control legislation

Massachusetts health insurers and reproductive rights advocates have negotiated a compromise bill that would protect free birth control coverage even …

Boston

Insurers, reproductive health advocates reach compromise on no-copay birth control for Massachusetts women

BOSTON -- Massachusetts insurers and reproductive health advocates have reached a compromise on a bill that would ensure Massachusetts women continue …

Health Care

Can you really use toothpaste as a pregnancy test?

<b>If you’re sexually active, there’s a good chance that at some point in your life you’ve had a pregnancy scare.</b><p>Tbh, even if you’re not sexually …

Pregnancy

How Plan B Vending Machines Will Change the Future of Campus Culture

Plan B is about to be more accessible than ever, and change campus culture along the way.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Health & Privacy<p>The future, straight to …

Contraception

Students Look to Vending Machines for Better Access to Morning-After Pill

It has been four years since the federal government lifted the age limit for the morning-after pill, but college students across the country say gaining access to it remains fraught with confusion and difficulty.<p>Now some colleges think they have found a solution: vending machines stocked with the …

Contraception

Irish Abortion Laws Could Soon Change As Country Announces It Will Hold A Referendum Next Year

Women in Ireland currently face up to 14 years in jail for terminating a pregnancy.<p>The Irish government has confirmed it will hold a referendum in …

Rights & Freedoms

This Is How Many Times You Can Safely Take The Morning After Pill In A Year

You might be surprised.<p>As more and more pharmacies slash the price of the morning after pill, concerns have been raised that cheaper prices might …

Medicine

Scientists Have Found That This Is The Worst Type Of Break-up

And we all know someone who has been through it<p>Everyone who's had their heart broken has felt, at some point, that no-one else could possibly have …

Relationships

Rows after women advised to 'stock up' on £4.99 morning-after pill

The morning-after pill is being sold for less than £5 by a UK website accused of encouraging women to bulk-buy. Online pharmacy “Chemist 4 U” is offering an “advanced supply” of the emergency contraception, at just £4.99 per pack.<p>Last night campaigners on reproductive ethics criticised the move, …

Contraception

The problem of the £4.99 morning after pill

For those who get caught in the moment, like to err on the side of caution or whose partners are unreliable, there was good news this week.<p>The UK website, Chemist 4 U, announced they will be selling £4.99 packs of the morning after pill (MAP) online – a significant drop from the £14 it typically …

Medicine

Women Advised To Order £4.99 Morning After Pill To Keep In Cupboards 'Just In Case'

'It makes sense for women to have a tablet at home.'<p>An online pharmacy has announced it’s offering the morning after pill for £4.99.<p>Chemist-4-U’s …

Contraception

What Do We Want? A Plan B Vending Machine! When Do We Want It? Now!

<b>When students return to Stanford University this month</b> they will find a curious machine in their midst. Nailed to the wall in the gender neutral …

Contraception

Everything You Need To Know About Emergency Contraception

A handy guide to the two types of morning after pill (including ellaOne and Levonelle) and the emergency coil<p>While most sexually active women who …

Contraception