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Contraceptives

Male Birth Control Is Almost Here. Would You Use It?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Hormonal birth control for men is one step closer to becoming a reality. A global clinical trial to test the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptive s...

Access To Contraceptives Reduces Teen Pregnancy, Does Not Lead To Increased Sexual Activity

Joseph T. Spadafino | Posted 09.28.2016 | Impact
Joseph T. Spadafino

As it turns out, sexual activity among this demographic remained almost totally constant, and might actually be declining (more recent data will be needed to confirm this trend, if it exists). Put simply: an increase in contraceptive use does not appear to foster an increase in sexual activity.

Contraception's Role In Fighting Poverty

Phil Harvey | Posted 08.22.2016 | Impact
Phil Harvey

The main point, clearly, is that LARCs are an effective anti-poverty tool. When young women are given access to long acting reversible contraceptives, they are able to choose when to get pregnant, able to exert more control over their own lives, able to reduce the incidence of single motherhood, and therefore almost certainly able to alleviate the stubborn poverty that now afflicts so many families headed by single women.

Republicans Want To Fund The Zika Fight By Cutting Contraception

Robert Walker | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Robert Walker

This war, like every war ever conducted, is inflicting casualties, but because it is an undeclared and unpopular war, the aggressors do not claim responsibility for the casualties they inflict.

People Are More Likely To Have Unsafe Sex If They Think Their Partner Is Hot

LiveScience | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.28.2016 | Women

By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 06/27/2016 on LiveScience When a woman is more attractive, a man is less likely to intend to use a condom ...

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.

Military Women Face Serious Challenges When It Comes To Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Before deploying to the Black Sea in 2014, Navy servicewoman Malia Mason was on a very specific mission: to obtain birth control that could stand up t...

Male Birth Control Working On Rabbits, Humans Are Next

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.30.2016 | Science

• Vasalgel, a reversible injection, blocked sperm in pre-clinical trials in rabbits.• Male birth control pills have shown efficacy in animals.• ...

The Future Of Male Birth Control

LiveScience | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.22.2016 | Women

By: Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt, South Lake Hospital Published: 03/21/2016 on LiveScience Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt is co-director of The Personalized Urology & R...

Perfect Vending Machine Stocked With Plan B, Pregnancy Tests, Lube And Candy

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women

Now you can get a Plan B pill when you buy a Twix from the vending machine. Well, at least in one Brooklyn laundromat. Along with laundry machines, th...

No More Words: Taking Real Action Against Zika

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 03.08.2017 | Home
Melissa S. Grant

I think what DKT is doing right now is to put into action a practical and realistic response to Zika while others are arguing about ideology. It seems that the Pope might welcome DKT's assistance, as this is quickly becoming a worldwide fight against the virus.

Social Marketing Contributes 20% of All Contraception in Developing Countries

David J. Olson | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
David J. Olson

A DKT Indonesia midwife counsels a client in her clinic in Jember, East Java. In 2014, this network of nearly 5,000 midwife clinics helped DKT Indones...

Is Pope Francis Really Plotting to Break Up the Catholic Church?

James Heffernan | Posted 11.03.2016 | Religion
James Heffernan

Ever since Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis in March of 2013, conservative Catholics have been sounding alarms about his designs on the Roman Catholic church.

The Struggle Is Real For These Dudes Explaining Female Contraceptives

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women

It looks like female contraceptives are (unsurprisingly) quite puzzling for some men. In a video from Facts., four men tried to explain different form...

Help Women and Climate: Unite to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies Worldwide

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.24.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.

Pope Francis's Hollow Rhetoric On Place of LGBTQ People in the Church

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.08.2016 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rather than requiring women to ask it for forgiveness, the Vatican needs, instead, to ask those of us whom it has repressed and oppressed for forgiveness of its sins throughout its existence.

The Most Powerful Partnership for a Better World: When Women and Men Communicate for Change

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.13.2016 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

From an international level, let's get down to the national, regional and local level and see how can family planning be promoted and advocated, exploring one example from a developed country and one from a developing country

Long-Term Birth Control Use Could Save Your Life

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Women who take oral contraceptives for 10 to 15 years cut their risk of endometrial cancer in half, says a new study published in the medical journal ...

A New Non-Hormonal Birth Control Model Just Hit The Market

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

For women who prefer non-hormonal birth control and don't want to invest in a long-term method like the IUD, the newest version of the diaphragm -- th...

Five Big Questions for the Future of Global Family Planning

Pape Amadou Gaye | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Pape Amadou Gaye

Countries are catching on to the demographic dividends that come with robust family planning programs, which can help turn a low-income country into a middle-income country. In fact, for less than the cost of a cheeseburger per American per year, we could reduce the world's population growth by 500 million, saving mothers' and children's lives everywhere and helping poor countries prosper like never before. So what's the holdup? And who's being left behind?

Birth Control and the Human-Wildlife Connection

John Seager | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
John Seager

Champions of fossil fuels and others have long tried to frame the debate as a choice between either helping humans or helping the environment. But they're shortsighted and wrong. Helping humans helps the environment.

Jeffrey Young

Insurance Coverage Of Birth Control Varies, Despite Obamacare Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business

Health insurance coverage of contraceptives like hormonal implants, patches and vaginal rings remains inconsistent for American women, even though the...

Melinda Gates Shares Personal Reason She Wants All Women To Have Access To Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact

Melinda Gates understands why contraceptives are vital to the health and well-being of women in the developing world. Her own life would be different ...

Jeffrey Young

8 Women Share What It's Like Switching To An IUD

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women

Intrauterine devices are one of the most effective forms of reversible birth control, but few American women use them. That, however, is starting to c...

Jeffrey Young

The IUD Is Getting More Popular In America. Here's Why

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business

A birth control method that works more than 99 percent of the time is making a comeback after all but disappearing from America in the 1980s and 1990s...