Posts Tagged Contraception

Birth control isn’t just about sex — but it’s also about sex

As Maya posted about yesterday, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 wannabe GOP-nominee, has sparked a justifiable fire storm with his comments about contraceptives at the Republican National Convention. Huckabee said:

If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government then so be it! Let us take that discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be.

As Maya posted about yesterday, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 wannabe GOP-nominee, has sparked a justifiable fire storm with his comments about contraceptives at the Republican National Convention. Huckabee

Brush up on your knowledge of female condoms in honor of Global Female Condom Day

Today is Global Female Condom* Day. In honor of this day, brush up on your knowledge of female condoms by attending a Google Hangout happening right now hosted by Google and Planned Parenthood and featuring experts from a ton of organizations including PATH, Pathfinder, AVAC, CHANGE, the National Female Condom Coalition and The Red Pump Project (a U.S. organization focused on African American women and HIV prevention). They are covering everything you could possibly want to know about the female condom including:

•Advocacy: How reproductive health clinic closures in the US affect access to female condoms
•HIV: Female Condoms as critical to stemming HIV in women
•Innovation: The future of female condoms

Tune in now!

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Today is Global Female Condom* Day. In honor of this day, brush up on your knowledge of female condoms by attending a Google Hangout happening right now hosted by Google and Planned Parenthood ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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