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Creating The Birth Control Pill
This tiny Pill has changed the lives of women across the world - and it all started with a nurse named Margaret Sanger. #NationalNursesWeek
If Birth Control Were Dudes, These Would Be Your Options
This dating game parody shows how hard it is to find a “match.”
The Important Reason Women Are Sharing Their Birth Control Stories Online
The good, the bad and the ugly of taking the pill.
Birth Control Pills May Cause Bad Breath -- And Worse
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. "[It] is one of the most prevalent non-communicable chronic diseases in our population."
CULTURE & ARTS
Pornosophy: Coitus Interruptus
Is this really the meaning of the fall? Was Eden unthinking animal life? Was sex placed on the auction block in the post Adamic world, where it was offered to the highest bidder on the Darwinian food chain, as the holy grail of that mixture of mind and body known as human pleasure?
It's Still Pretty Hard For Women To Get Free Birth Control
Obamacare was supposed to make birth control free for all women. But that reality is still far off.
Flacking With the 'Father of Birth Control' for Cockroaches
Sal Cataldi is a publicist and musician living in New York Cit...
If you're lucky in life, once in a blue moon, you have a brush with genius like this, someone astoundingly accomplished in their chosen endeavor, who can also give you a takeaway container of wisdom on all, and sundry that can last a lifetime.
Hobby Lobby Is Already about Us: LGBT Hetero-Sex
Co-author, 'Bisexual Health: An Introduction'; speaker on bise...
When was the last time you asked your lesbian BFF what kind of birth control she uses? Your gay neighbor if any of his female lovers are on the pill? Your bisexual bowling league buddies... well,
p-in-v related whatsoever?
The Birth Control Pill Could Have Killed Me
Entrepreneur and innovator passionate about creating a better ...
Women everywhere are taking the pill for longer or shorter periods of their lives, and we are all told about stroke and blood clots as a potential side effect. But we all think that this will never happen to me. And now it happened to me!
Sex and Birth Control: Teens Can't Have One Without the Other
Junior at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles
Talking to teens about birth control doesn't encourage us to have sex; it helps us make better, more educated decisions when we're ready.
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Thanks, Birth Control
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Is it too much to hope that one day, using birth control will be like getting a flu shot or taking your vitamins? Something any woman can afford -- and just does?
Thanks, Birth Control
Mother, writer, lawyer
I make my big declarations of gratitude at Thanksgiving dinner, and my list doesn't vary much from year to year. This year though, I'm changing things up. This year, not only am I making my list public, I'm also adding something new.
Thanks, Birth Control! You Made This Possible
CEO, Her Campus
While I was worrying about my grades, getting a summer internship, getting leadership positions in my extracurriculars, sticking to my budget, finding an apartment, and lots more, one thing I didn't have to worry about was getting pregnant -- and that was all thanks to birth control.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Texas Abortion Limits
Critical Thinking Expert and Psychological Performance Coach
Roe v. Wade
has never been about saving babies. It's about controlling women, and the religious extremists will continue masking this hidden agenda until they are exposed.
8 Stories From Women Who Relied On The 'Pull-Out Method'
In response to Friedman's piece, an anonymous writer shared her experiences using the method in a piece for the Frisky: We
The Dangerous Side of Birth Control
When my doctor agreed to see me immediately without an appointment, I should have known something was wrong.
Why Plan B Gets an A: When It Comes to Birth Control, More Options Improve Reproductive Choices
Sara Gottfried, M.D.
Integrative Physician; Author, 'The Hormone Cure' & 'The Hormo...
I believe that more reproductive choice trumps the potential risks of synthetic hormones being available over the counter.
New PBS Program
Puts Women's Movement in Context
Writer and publisher, www.americacomesalive.com
Makers: Women Who Make America
is debuting on PBS on Tuesday night. Thus far, media coverage has focused on Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. The media has used this as an opportunity to draw attention to Sandberg's forthcoming book. What is missing here is context.
What Every Woman Should Know About Contraceptives and Weight
Psychologist, writer, former evangelical
For many women, one question that comes up every so often is whether contraception is making weight management harder. As a woman trying to figure out what is best for your body, it can be challenging to sort out reality from hype or haze.
France May Limit Birth Control Use And Reimbursement
By Reuters, Reuters
Clots are alleged in a further 3,800 pending cases. On Wednesday, France's health ministry said it would stop reimbursing
Contraception Increases Financial Stability And Educational Opportunity, Women Say
More recently, Anna North of Buzzfeed Shift noted that the new Guttermacher research didn't explore how contraception actually
Birth-Control Pill Helped Boost Women's Wages, New Study Shows
"The pill’s availability likely altered norms and expectations about marriage and childbearing," Bailey said. "It also likely
6 Things You Need To Know If You're On The Pill
A hangover isn't the only side effect of heavy drinking. As the Huffington Post reports, binge drinking can increase the
The Great American Ovary Debate: 2012's Super Wedge Issue
Consumer Healthcare Expert, Commentator
Conservative groups in particular found power and leverage with so-called wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage in the past. With contraception, however, they've awoken the sleeping giant voting majority who don't want their ovaries to be debated.
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