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Contraceptives

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 03.07.2016 | World
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 12.03.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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 10.24.2015 | 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 10.09.2015 | 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 08.13.2015 | 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...

Let's Have "The Talk": African Youth Are Not Shying Away From Sex

Barry Segal | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

Sex education has typically been an extracurricular activity in Ugandan schools, and not part of the syllabus. This is often how rumors and myths spread among uninformed youth.

Successful Colorado Pregnancy Prevention Program Could Be Enacted In Other States

Pew's Stateline | Christine Vestal | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Sex and Love and Birth Control

Pamela Barnes | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Pamela Barnes

This Valentine's Day, join me in celebrating sex AND the freedom to choose if and when to become pregnant -- on our own terms. And while we're at it, let's make sure that all women have the opportunity to do the same, regardless of where they live.