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Birth Control Access

Last Chance for New York State Senate to Improve State's Birth Control Access

Joan Malin | Posted 06.16.2016 | New York
Joan Malin

It's so important that New Yorkers make sure the Senate's leadership stands up for equal access to birth control. Senate Majority Leader Flanagan must act now to ensure New Yorkers are not shortchanged when it comes to their reproductive health care.

Birth Control Access Is Far From An 'Utterly Made-Up Nonsense Issue'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.01.2015 | Women

Another day, another boneheaded not terribly nuanced comment from a politician about women's reproductive health, this one courtesy of Republican pres...

5 Reasons You Should Thank Your Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Entering 2014, there are a lot of things to be thankful for -- good health, a support network and the return of "Downton Abbey," to name just a few. B...

When I Ran Out of Birth Control in Iran

Narges Bajoghli | Posted 09.28.2013 | Women
Narges Bajoghli

I could not believe that the best birth control left in Iran -- an Iran whose pharmaceutical market has been decimated by sanctions -- were the same pills facing court action and considered a serious health threat in the United States.

Nurses 'Shocked' At New Birth Control Law

Ventura County Star | Kim Lamb Gregory | Posted 03.07.2013 | Los Angeles

California's registered nurses can now dispense hormonal contraceptives such as birth control pills without a pelvic or comprehensive physical exam, a...

Reclaiming the Defensive in the "War on Women"

Jodi Beggs | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Jodi Beggs

Women are free to choose the employers that are best for them, and women who prioritize free access to birth control can seek out institutions that offer that benefit. Then, employers would have an incentive to offer contraceptive coverage.

The Birth Control Conundrum

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Religious freedom is being pitted against women's rights to basic health care. What exactly does it all mean women of childbearing age?