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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...

Health Insurance and Hobby Lobby: How Can We Restructure the System to Allow for Personal Decisions?

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

The Hobby Lobby case reminds us that when it comes to health insurance coverage, it's not simply about science.

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.

This Futuristic Condom Covers Just The Tip

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

Have you ever wondered, "Wouldn't sex be better if my penis had a helmet?" Yeah, neither have we. But one inventor is pitching just that as a way to h...

The Contraceptive Mandate Finally Leads America Out of the Victorian Era

Ellen Chesler | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Ellen Chesler

The Affordable Care Act demonstrates an affirmative, proactive step from government for women's access to reproductive health care, but conservatives are bent on moving backwards.

Religious Leaders Take A Stand On Supreme Court's Contraception Cases

Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

On Tuesday, Christian, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, and Muslim leaders released a joint statement in support of universal access to contraception, ...