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Scientists Are Working On An IUD You Can Insert Yourself

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

Self-placed IUDs would mean women who don't have access to a doctor who can insert an IUD could take their future into their own hands. While this self-inserted IUD isn't available yet, it's still a promising look at the future of birth control.

4 Things You Probably Don't Know About IUDs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.07.2016 | Women

The intrauterine device or IUD is one of the most effective reversible contraceptives offered to women. The IUD, which has been gaining popularity o...

If Birth Control Were Dudes, These Would Be Your Options

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 05.23.2016 | Women

Settling for contraception can be as daunting as settling for a man, and in a hilarious new video, actress Honora Talbott treats the search for the be...

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...

A Reporter Catches a West-Slope Lawmaker's Flip Flop

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.14.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You hope that the weakening of journalism doesn't translate into politicians thinking they can flip flop to their hearts content, without being asked ...

Woods, Neville Are Against Preventing Teen Pregnancies

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a vote Thursday, Colorado Senate rejected an amendment, sponsored by Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) and Laura Woods (R-Westminster) that would have deleted funding for a state-run program credited with decreasing the teen pregnancies and abortions by over 35 percent.

As An Abortion Provider, I Know Firsthand Why The Right To Choose Matters

Tenessa MacKenzie | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Tenessa MacKenzie

The decision to terminate a pregnancy can be complex, it can be simple, or it can just be what is best for the person in that moment. As a doctor and abortion provider, it is my duty to convey why the right to access safe and legal abortion matters.

One Major Downside To IUD Use

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - High school girls who use the most effective methods of birth control are less likely to also use condoms, making them vulnerable t...

How IUDs Really Work (And No, They Don't Terminate Pregnancies)

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

As more women turn to long-lasting and highly effective IUDs for birth control, some anti-abortion groups are hitting back with a bogus health claim t...

Are #HayleysIUD and #ShoutYourAbortion the Next Phase of the Sexual Revolution?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Valerie Tarico

The most lasting effect of the smear campaign against Planned Parenthood may be this: Young women are done -- beyond done -- with being shamed for the fact that they are sexual beings, with sexual bodies that have tits and asses and twats and vaginas and uteruses.

Why IUDs Are Having A Moment Right Now

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women

For decades, the birth control pill has reigned supreme as the go-to hormonal contraceptive of choice for women -- so much so that four out of five se...

5 Myths About IUDs You Need To Stop Believing

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Intrauterine devices are one of most effective methods of birth control on the market, especially when you account for human error, such as condoms br...

A Promising New Birth Control Device Is Specifically Meant To Help Low-Income Women

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.07.2015 | Media

Womens eNews: Liletta, a Low-Cost IUD, Hailed as Game Changer A new FDA-approved intrauterine device (IUD) known as Liletta has the potential to be...

Joining Team IUD

Patrice Bendig | Posted 06.23.2016 | Women
Patrice Bendig

The thought of my contraception failing and derailing the track I've been on to achieve my goals is devastating. Maybe that makes me selfish, or that I am not prioritizing the right things in life. But that is the beauty of being a young, American woman in the 21st century with access to a variety of contraception options -- it's my choice.

This Small Change Can Dramatically Reduce Unintended Pregnancies

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Simply informing women about intrauterine and hormonal implant birth control options when they ask for family planning advice can dramatically decreas...

A Male Artist Tries To Draw Feminine Products He's Never Seen Before

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.09.2015 | Comedy

Guys, do you know what a "Diva Cup" looks like? Likely not. But don't feel bad, most guys probably don't. College Humor had a male artist draw femi...

Alana Horowitz Satlin

7 Candidates We'd Rather See In The GOP 2016 Race | Alana Horowitz Satlin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced on Thursday that he’s running for president, officially widening the 2016 GOP field to “basically everyone ...

Why More Teens Should Be Using Long-Acting Contraceptives

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Training providers and counseling young women about the benefits of long-acting contraceptives ma...

Doctors Aren't Just Recommending IUDs -- They're Using Them Too

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women

Trying to choose a method of birth control can make a woman feel as if she's drowning in a sea of hormones, latex and copper. But a new study might of...

Jeffrey Young

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

Teen-Pregnancy-Prevention Program Doesn't Stop a 'Small Child From Implanting'

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.29.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Boulder Rep. KC Becker is working on a bill to provide $5 million in funding for a state teen-pregnancy prevention program. Sen. Kevin Lundberg objects to such funding because the program relies on the distribution of IUDs, and Lundberg believes IUDs cause abortions.

Should You Get An IUD?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living

If you've considered birth control over the past few years, chances are you've had at least one friend wax enthusiastic about an intrauterine device, ...

Why This Woman Live-Tweeted Her IUD Insertion

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women

In the name of sexual health transparency, reproductive rights activist and New York Abortion Access Fund board member Alison Turkos shared the proces...

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.