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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 s...

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 b...

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 06.23.2015 | 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.

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.

Beauprez's 'Big Problem' with IUDs

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Pregnancy is defined by the medical establishment as beginning after a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall. IUDs do not end such pregnancies. Still, personhood backers say that IUDs threaten or destroy fertilized eggs, which mark the starting point for their definition of "pregnancy."

No Form Of Birth Control Can Stop This Woman From Getting Pregnant

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Birth control can never be 100 percent effective, and this woman is proof. Elizabeth, a mom and blogger behind Motherhood: A Descent Into Madness, joi...

IUD Inside

Karen Cordano | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Karen Cordano

Would you like to know why I choose an IUD as birth control? Because my husband and I enjoy having sex and we cannot afford another baby. Because I have been on hormonal birth control to manage severe cramps. Because I had a D&C five days postpartum after delivering our first son.

Hobby Lobby Is Already about Us: LGBT Hetero-Sex

Amy Andre | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

When was the last time you asked your lesbian BFF what kind of birth control she uses? Your gay neighbor if any of his female lovers are on the pill? Your bisexual bowling league buddies... well, anything p-in-v related whatsoever?

Why the Hobby Lobby Decision Is a Stunning Setback for Women's Rights

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Lisa Bloom

Defensively, the five Catholic male Supreme Court justices in the majority took some time to insist that their ruling is narrow. Don't believe it. The decision is a radical departure from prior law with monumental implications.

The Dawn of the IUD: Why is America So Far Behind?

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

These stats raise questions about everything from sex education and the correct use of contraception to reproductive rights and population problems.

The Best Birth Control, According To Family Planning Doctors

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 05/16/2014 07:17 PM EDT on LiveScience Female doctors and nurses whose specialty is family planning ...

OBGYN Colleen Krajewski: Why I'm Dispelling Myths About Birth Control

Colleen Krajewski | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Colleen Krajewski

Strangers and friends alike often ask me how I decided to be a gynecologist. "Why would you do that all day?" I prefer to answer the question, "Why did you choose to become a comprehensive reproductive health care provider?"