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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 07.13.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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.

Melinda Gates: Contraception Debates In The U.S. Hurt Women Internationally

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.22.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Earlier this month, the GOP-dominated Congress started its new legislative session by introducing five anti-abortion bills. Meanwhile, states like Tex...

More And More Women Are Using Long-Term Methods Of Birth Control

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 12.11.2014 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/11/2014 02:46 AM EST on LiveScience The percentage of U.S. women who are using long-t...

How a GOP Congress Could Harm Women Worldwide

John Seager | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
John Seager

What do a 25-year-old woman in Dhaka, Bangladesh and an 18-year-old woman in Niamey, Niger have in common? Their lives could be threatened by destructive measures passed by the new GOP-controlled Congress.

Why More Women and Doctors Should Consider This Kind of Birth Control

Marjorie Greenfield, MD | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Marjorie Greenfield, MD

When girls and women come to my office looking for birth control, they are usually thinking of pills. And in the past, I was right on board with recommending them. But several years ago, I totally changed my approach to how I talk about birth control, especially for young women.

Jeffrey Young

Birth Control Is Free Under Obamacare, But Not Everyone Got The Memo

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

One of Obamacare's biggest selling points for women is the guarantee of no-cost birth control, a new benefit that includes all forms of contraception ...

Where Is the Family Planning?

Pamela Barnes | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

We are making progress to overcome these challenges and expand access to contraception for women everywhere. With increased support, we can reach millions more women to ensure that they are able to make informed and voluntary decisions about their own reproductive health and contraceptive choices.

Samantha Lachman

OB-GYN Group Chides GOP Senate Candidates On Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Contraception: Time for a 'Just Ask' Campaign?

Robert Walker | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Robert Walker

When candidates seek to satisfy their political base without antagonizing the political center, they often engage in a tightrope act, and the latest high wire act is on contraception.

The Little-Known Side Effect Of Sleeping Pills Women Should Be Aware Of

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Teaching about women's health should not be confined to a single specialty but should be included in all fields of health care. It's time we all recognize that sex differences exist in all areas of medicine.

The Little-Known Side Effect Of Sleeping Pills Women Should Be Aware Of

The Society for Women’s Health Research | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
The Society for Women’s Health Research

Teaching about women's health should not be confined to a single specialty but should be included in all fields of health care. It's time we all recognize that sex differences exist in all areas of medicine.

Not All Christians: How the Progressive Agenda Might Benefit From 'Judging Not'

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

Mocking Christians for living in the past doesn't just alienate Christians; it alienates moderates, independents and future millennial voters. Trying to defame and decry social liberalism backfired for conservatives, so what's to stop the same tactics from backfiring on us?

Wake Up Republican Women, Your Party Hates You

John Blumenthal | Posted 09.10.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Seriously, ladies, to what absurd level of fracking-depth lunacy do these bottom-feeding misogynists (is that redundant?) have to sink before you perceive, in your Limbaugh-inspired wisdom, that perhaps, just perhaps, your beloved Republican Party doesn't have your best interests in mind?

Bill Gates Backs Birth Control With Wireless On-Off Switch

The Huffington Ppost | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology

First Bill Gates brought us a better condom. Now, the billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder is taking birth control to an even more amazing...