Posts Tagged Contraception

Plan B still not over-the-counter for everyone

Looks like we haven’t fully won the battle over Plan B.  While I have begun to see Plan B over-the-counter in drugstores near me in New York City, that isn’t the case for everyone.  Not only are there logistical setbacks to ensure that all women have access to emergency contraception, the messaging campaign to confuse everyone about the safety of Plan B and what the pill actually does is impacting the ease with which it’s made available to all women.  Conservative states like Oklahoma are blatantly violating the FDA’s instructions, while some stores are resistant to putting Plan B on the shelves because at $50 each, they are afraid of shoplifters.

Via ThinkProgress:

Aside from medical misconceptions about the contraceptive, moving ...

Looks like we haven’t fully won the battle over Plan B.  While I have begun to see Plan B over-the-counter in drugstores near me in New York City, that isn’t the case for everyone.  Not only are ...

Happy anniversary to your right to birth control!

On this day 48 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that (married) couples have a right to use contraception. Although a vocal minority–including a recent presidential candidate–thinks this ruling never should have happened, the vast majority of us seem to like it quite a bit. As conservative attacks against birth control access continue–over the past three years, more than 60 lawsuits have been filed against the contraceptive coverage benefit in Obamacare–we need to remain ready to fight for this right that our generation has always been able to take for granted.

On this day 48 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that (married) couples have a right to use contraception. Although a vocal minority–including a recent presidential candidate–thinks this ruling never should have happened, ...

Infographic: Americans spend more money on potato chips than on contraception

What do 222 million women in developing nations around the world have in common? They all want access to modern contraceptive. In a new video and infographic, Population Action International explains that if the U.S. contributed a mere .03% of its federal budget towards international family planning, they could provide the 222 million women– more than the combined populations of Spain, The Netherlands, France, Germany and Belgium– with the contraception they so desperately want and need. This would save the lives of 70,000 women and prevent the deaths of one million infants each year!

transcript coming soon and will be after the jump. If any readers could provide it, that would be amazing!

What do 222 million women in developing nations around the world have in common? They all want access to modern contraceptive. In a new video and infographic, Population Action International explains that if the ...

Quote of the Day: Your uterus is a “graveyard for lots and lots of little babies”

Talk radio host Kevin Swanson has, um, a theory:

I’m beginning to get some evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery, and they’ve compared the wombs of women who were on the birth control pill to those who were not on the birth control pill. And they have found that with women who are on the birth control pill, there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that are embedded into the womb. They’re just like dead babies. They’re on the inside of the womb. And these wombs of women who have been on the birth control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots ...

Talk radio host Kevin Swanson has, um, a theory:

I’m beginning to get some evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery, and they’ve compared ...

Clinic Escort tweet

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

If you haven’t yet, go read @ClinicEscort‘s account of explaining the importance of abortion rights to an Amtrak-full of students heading home from Saturday’s “March for Uterine Conscription” (scroll down to January 26).

The NYT on the BS lawsuits challenging religious groups’ responsibility to provide insurance that covers birth control under the new health care law.

The Boy Scouts are close to ending their ban on gay members and leaders.

In case you haven’t heard, Hillary Clinton might be the next U.S. president.

And her supposed disinterest in running has become a bit less convincing over time.

Family Inequality ranks workplace gender discrimination bills.

Spoiler Alert: What we should learn from Downton Abbey about maternal health.

On queer rights, ...

If you haven’t yet, go read @ClinicEscort‘s account of explaining the importance of abortion rights to an Amtrak-full of students heading home from Saturday’s “March for Uterine Conscription” (scroll down to January 26).

The NYT on ...

What We Missed

On the contradictory messaging of Garadasil ads.

More than 12,000 people marched on the Michigan state capitol to protest the union-busting “right-to-work” law.

People really like their IUDs.

A student explains why sexual assault counseling in colleges should be confidential.

The Hairpin discovers texts from the American Girl dolls.

Nechemya Weberman, who we wrote about last week, was convicted today.

The condom of the future is dissolvable.

Scalia: If we can’t object to homosexuality, how can we object to murder?!?!?!?

On the contradictory messaging of Garadasil ads.

More than 12,000 people marched on the Michigan state capitol to protest the union-busting “right-to-work” law.

People really like their IUDs.

A student explains why sexual assault counseling in colleges should be ...

Quick Hit: Why don’t more American women use IUDs?

Y’all already know that I am an IUD evangelist. While more American women are jumping on the bandwagon these days–8.5 percent of female contraception users in the US now choose long-lasting reversible contraceptive methods like the IUD and implant–we still seriously lag behind other countries.

At Mother Jones, my colleague Maddie Oatman reports on why it’s “been hard for young women in the United States to get their hands on this type of birth control”–and how that could be changing thanks to no co-pay birth control and a growing awareness among doctors that the IUD can be a good option for women of all ages. Check it out.

Y’all already know that I am an IUD evangelist. While more American women are jumping on the bandwagon these days–8.5 percent of female contraception users in the US now choose long-lasting reversible contraceptive methods like the ...

Breaking: Women take contraception because it makes their lives better

It’s World Contraception Day, and Guttmacher has come out with a U.S. study finding the obvious, but still necessary to point out: Women take contraception because it makes their lives better.

New evidence confirms what most people already believe: Women use contraception because it allows them to better care for themselves and their families, complete their education and achieve economic security, according to “Reasons for Using Contraception: Perspectives of U.S. Women Seeking Care at Specialized Family Planning Clinics,” by Jennifer Frost and Laura Lindberg of the Guttmacher Institute.

“Women value the ability to plan their childbearing, and view doing so as critical to being able to achieve their life goals,” says study author Laura Lindberg. “They need continued access to a wide range ...

It’s World Contraception Day, and Guttmacher has come out with a U.S. study finding the obvious, but still necessary to point out: Women take contraception because it makes their lives better.

New evidence confirms what ...

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