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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...

Birth Control Pills May Cause Bad Breath -- And Worse

Caroline Beaton | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline Beaton

Former president of the American Association for Dental Research, Dr. Robert Genco, calls periodontal disease -- an advanced form of gum disease that affects half of Americans -- a public health concern. "[It] is one of the most prevalent non-communicable chronic diseases in our population."

6 Reasons Why Birth Control Should Be More Accessible in the United States

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle McCarthy

In most countries in the world, women are able to access birth control without a prescription. However, today, women in the United States are unable to get birth control over-the-counter. But in two states this is about to change.

Where To Go For All Your Questions About Getting Birth Control Without A Prescription

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Advocates for over-the-counter access to oral contraceptives recently launched a website devoted to spreading informing about efforts to make birth co...

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...

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.

Geographic Technology Helps Put Ethiopia on Map of Global Health Success

David J. Olson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
David J. Olson

In just six years, DKT Ethiopia has transformed its system for tracking contraceptive sales from pins and pencils to computers and satellites and, in the process, helped create a family planning and HIV prevention success story in the Horn of Africa.

Should Women Be Taxed For Taking The Pill?

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 06.04.2012 | Money

While President Obama wants to grant women access to free birth control, this guy thinks women ought to pay more for access to contraception -- $1,50...

Why Aren't Men More Outraged by the Oral Contraceptives Debate?

John Blumenthal | Posted 05.09.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

So here's the question, guys: Why is this considered a "women's issue"?

Cara Santa Maria

5 Things Rush Limbaugh Should Learn About Birth Control | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

2012-03-08-Screenshot20120308at8.35.48AM.jpgRush Limbaugh made some comments this past week that raised more than a few eyebrows. In addition to being anti-woman, what he said is fundamentally anti-science.

Teens Use Birth Control -- But Not to Prevent Pregnancy

Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM

Do the 82 percent of teenagers using the pill for non-contraception reasons understand the risks of these drugs? Do they know all the possible ramifications of their choices?

The Nutritional Cost of Birth Control Pills

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig K. Comstock

Scientific researchers have known for years that the birth control pill depletes nutrients, but to what extent have women been told this information and guided to supplements that will supply what's lost?

More U.S. Teens Using This Contraceptive

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home

More U.S. teenagers are using birth control pills, according to a new study by Thomson Reuters released on Thursday. Eighteen percent of teenage wo...

The Pill Turns 50: Taking Stock

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth control pill, which ushered in the sexual revolution of the 60s and gave women unprecedented freedom to explore their sexuality without worrying about pregnancy.

New Study Confirms HRT Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer On Yahoo! Health | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cuts a woman's risk of developing colon cancer, new research confirms....

What Happened to the Father of the Pill? Whitewashed Out of History...

Heidi Kingstone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Heidi Kingstone

For the last 50 years Carl Djerassi has been known as the father of "the pill." So I was surprised to see that nowhere in Time's cover story on the pill was there any mention of Djerassi.

Rethink Pink NOW! Saner Solutions to Breast Cancer, Part 2

Helen Cordes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Cordes

Starting this October, let's rethink our pink passion and take some steps that go beyond the conventional "wisdom" on breast cancer detection and prevention.