Tag Archives: Contraception

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

Tweet 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– [...]
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Quote of the Day: Your uterus is a “graveyard for lots and lots of little babies”

TweetTalk 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 [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet 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 [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet 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, [...]
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Quick Hit: Why don’t more American women use IUDs?

TweetY’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 [...]
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