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Birth Control symbole- IUD and contraceptive Pills and Condom

How to advocate for IUDs and implants given the history of birth control coercion

Dani McClain has a great piece at The Nation today exploring the growing enthusiasm for IUDs and implants — those super-effective long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs — within the context of the long history of eugenicist attempts at controlling poor women of color’s fertility in the US. 

Dani McClain has a great piece at The Nation today exploring the growing enthusiasm for IUDs and implants — those super-effective long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs — within the context of the long history ...

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Quote of the Day: Bill Nye schools anti-choicers on science

In a Big Think video entitled “Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?” a visibly frustrated Bill Nye the Science Guy valiently tries to convince anti-choicers who insist that a fertizilized egg is a full human being to respect science. 

In a Big Think video entitled “Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?” a visibly frustrated Bill Nye the Science Guy valiently tries to convince anti-choicers who insist that a fertizilized egg ...

chart of planned parenthood's role in providing birth control

Infographic: Planned Parenthood is sole safety-net provider of birth control for many

A common refrain among anti-choicers seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, such as Jeb Bush, is that there are other clinics that could offer women, particularly low-income women, the services, particularly contraception, that Planned Parenthood provides in addition to abortion.

Leaving aside the fact that abortion is a critical part of family planning itself, while that may be true in theory, as a new Guttmacher report concludes, the current reality is that Planned Parenthood serves a greater share of clients in need of publicly funded birth control than any other type of provider — and does it more quickly and efficiently.

Our analysis shows unequivocally that Planned Parenthood plays a major role in delivering publicly supported contraceptive services and supplies to women who are in ...

A common refrain among anti-choicers seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, such as Jeb Bush, is that there are other clinics that could offer women, particularly low-income women, the services, particularly contraception, that Planned Parenthood provides in addition to ...

contraceptive implant

Beyond the IUD: What you might not know about the contraceptive implant

This post was originally published on the Community site.

You may have heard of LARC — Long-Acting Reversible Contraception — but maybe not by that name. LARCs include IUDs (which you can read more about here), as well as the contraceptive implant.

This post was originally published on the Community site.

You may have heard of LARC — Long-Acting Reversible Contraception — but maybe not by that name. LARCs include IUDs (which you can read more about here), ...

female condom

Does the female condom empower women?

There is a floppy plastic packet hanging out somewhere in my sock drawer. Larger and more pliable than a conventional condom, packaging decorated with a pink “lady” sign, the female condom, which I must have picked up at my college women’s center once, lays in wait. 

There is a floppy plastic packet hanging out somewhere in my sock drawer. Larger and more pliable than a conventional condom, packaging decorated with a pink “lady” sign, the female condom, which I must have picked up at ...

chart of birth control methods used by women

Chart of the Day: Why aren’t condoms and vasectomies covered under Obamacare?

When Obamacare required that all forms of birth control be fully covered with no out-of-pocket costs by insurance, it was a huge boon to Americans’ reproductive health. Except that it doesn’t actually cover all methods. 

When Obamacare required that all forms of birth control be fully covered with no out-of-pocket costs by insurance, it was a huge boon to Americans’ reproductive health. Except that it doesn’t actually cover all methods. 

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