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Girls, If We Can't Help Each Other, #ThenWhoWill?

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Hate is winning in the US and women and the disadvantaged are often bearing the painful brunt of this movement.

The Important Reason Women Are Sharing Their Birth Control Stories Online

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women

By opening up about their own experiences, women are emphasizing the importance of having a variety of options when it comes to birth control. Using t...

What Really Happens To Your Body After Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living

The Question: What can you really expect to happen to your body, brain and hormones when you stop taking oral contraception? The Answer: For most wom...

It's Now A Whole Lot Easier For Women In Oregon To Get Birth Control

LiveScience | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.06.2016 | Women

By: Laura Geggel Published on 01/05/2016 on LiveScience Women in Oregon no longer need a doctor's prescription to get birth control pills, according t...

Why a 'Teatox' Isn't All That

Toffler Niemuth | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Toffler Niemuth

Though it seems to be growing in popularity, the "teatox" isn't all it's cracked up to be, with consequences for both physical and mental health. The ...

This Device Could Make Remembering To Take The Pill Way Easier

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women

A new startup dedicated to women’s health wants to make it easier for women who take birth control pills to avoid missing a dose. The company, calle...

6 Reasons Why Birth Control Should Be More Accessible in the United States

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyle McCarthy

In most countries in the world, women are able to access birth control without a prescription. However, today, women in the United States are unable to get birth control over-the-counter. But in two states this is about to change.

Getting Birth Control Will Be Easier Than Ever In These Two States

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living

In most states, women need to go to their doctor or health clinic to get a prescription for hormonal birth control. But thanks to recent legislation, ...

A Hidden Danger In The New Versions Of Birth Control Pills

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Women who take a newer version of birth control pills have a doubled risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots, according to a new study publis...

Laura Bassett

GOP Senators Push For Birth Control Access, But Check The Small Print | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Republicans in Congress are not known for their efforts to expand access to birth control, but on Thursday they introduced a bill that they claim woul...

The Pill Could Be Altering The Structure Of Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.09.2015 | Science

Birth control pills have some troubling possible side effects, including altering a woman's mood and even her choice of romantic partner. A new study ...

Infertility After Going Off The Pill Is A Myth. Here's What Really Happens

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living

The Question: What should I be prepared for when I go off the Pill? The IUD is rising in popularity and nearly one in three women is now discontin...

It's Still Pretty Hard For Women To Get Free Birth Control

Emily Cohn | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Emily Cohn

Obamacare was supposed to make birth control free for all women. But that reality is still far off.

The Odd Effect Taking The Pill May Have On Choosing A Partner

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Contributor Published: 11/17/2014 07:14 PM EST on LiveScience Picking a partner while on the Pill might have las...

A Birth Control Champion You've Probably Never Heard Of

Laura Stepp | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Laura Stepp

He's a reproductive physiologist who has been teaching about, and doing research on, birth control in his predominately Catholic country of Chile since the early 1960s, at some peril to his career. His name is Horacio Croxatto.

Samantha Lachman

OB-GYN Group Chides GOP Senate Candidates On Birth Control | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

The country's leading group of physicians providing reproductive health care chastised Republican U.S. Senate candidates for supporting over-the-count...

Could The Pill Affect Your Perception Of Other Women?

LiveScience | Agata Blaszczak-Boxe | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women

By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, LiveScience Contributing Writer Published: 07/24/2014 08:01 PM on LiveScience The amount of estrogen in women's birth con...

Access To Birth Control Is About Much More Than Controlling Birth

Madeline Wahl | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Every month, I refill my prescription for birth control pills and every day at the same time (well, mostly the same time), I swallow one of the little pills with a sip of water. But the reason I started taking birth control pills and continue to take them is probably not what you're thinking.

The Islamic Republic of Iran's Flavored Condoms, Free Vasectomies, and Gender Reassignment Surgery

Shermin Kruse | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

When the Islamic Republic first took control of Iran from the Shah, the new regime decided population growth would be greatly in its advantage. After all, it was faced with a bloody war with neighboring Iraq.

OBGYN Colleen Krajewski: Why I'm Dispelling Myths About Birth Control

Colleen Krajewski | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Colleen Krajewski

Strangers and friends alike often ask me how I decided to be a gynecologist. "Why would you do that all day?" I prefer to answer the question, "Why did you choose to become a comprehensive reproductive health care provider?"

The Birth Control Pill Could Have Killed Me

Silje Vallestad | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Silje Vallestad

Women everywhere are taking the pill for longer or shorter periods of their lives, and we are all told about stroke and blood clots as a potential side effect. But we all think that this will never happen to me. And now it happened to me!

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Birth Control

Brittney Bullock | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Brittney Bullock

With the aid of birth control, women are afforded the freedom to live as carefree as any man. It relinquishes the burden of unplanned parenthood; it is, in fact, a liberator.

An Amazing Benefit Of Birth Control | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

Other side effects of birth control include people of all genders living longer and earning more money. Trufax....

Sex and Birth Control: Teens Can't Have One Without the Other

Amelia Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Amelia Miller

Talking to teens about birth control doesn't encourage us to have sex; it helps us make better, more educated decisions when we're ready.

Thanks, Birth Control

Laura Stepp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Laura Stepp

Is it too much to hope that one day, using birth control will be like getting a flu shot or taking your vitamins? Something any woman can afford -- and just does?