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Birth Control Pill

The Birth Control Pill Could Have Killed Me

Silje Vallestad | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Silje Vallestad

Women everywhere are taking the pill for longer or shorter periods of their lives, and we are all told about stroke and blood clots as a potential side effect. But we all think that this will never happen to me. And now it happened to me!

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Birth Control

Brittney Bullock | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Brittney Bullock

With the aid of birth control, women are afforded the freedom to live as carefree as any man. It relinquishes the burden of unplanned parenthood; it is, in fact, a liberator.

An Amazing Benefit Of Birth Control

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

Other side effects of birth control include people of all genders living longer and earning more money. Trufax....

Sex and Birth Control: Teens Can't Have One Without the Other

Amelia Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Amelia Miller

Talking to teens about birth control doesn't encourage us to have sex; it helps us make better, more educated decisions when we're ready.

Thanks, Birth Control

Laura Stepp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Laura Stepp

Is it too much to hope that one day, using birth control will be like getting a flu shot or taking your vitamins? Something any woman can afford -- and just does?

Thanks, Birth Control

Devon Corneal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I make my big declarations of gratitude at Thanksgiving dinner, and my list doesn't vary much from year to year. This year though, I'm changing things up. This year, not only am I making my list public, I'm also adding something new.

Thanks, Birth Control! You Made This Possible

Stephanie Kaplan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Stephanie Kaplan

While I was worrying about my grades, getting a summer internship, getting leadership positions in my extracurriculars, sticking to my budget, finding an apartment, and lots more, one thing I didn't have to worry about was getting pregnant -- and that was all thanks to birth control.

What Going On (And Off) Birth Control Does To Your Skin

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.23.2013 | Style

For the past 50 years, birth control pills have afforded women the freedom to take control of their bodies, plan childbirth... and alleviate their acn...

Young African-American Women Affected Most by Uterine Fibroids

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tasha Mitchell

A recent study in the Journal of Women's Health revealed that young African-American women, ages 29-39, suffer the most complications from uterine fibroids. I can relate as I -- and so many other women I know -- have experienced health issues and lifestyle disruptions due to fibroid tumors.

A World Without Contraception Is No Place for People

John Seager | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
John Seager

Let's pretend that the right-wing anti-contraception crusaders get their way and ban all birth control in the United States. From this day forward, sex is solely for procreation. In short: It would be a disaster. How can I be so sure?

When I Ran Out of Birth Control in Iran

Narges Bajoghli | Posted 09.28.2013 | Women
Narges Bajoghli

I could not believe that the best birth control left in Iran -- an Iran whose pharmaceutical market has been decimated by sanctions -- were the same pills facing court action and considered a serious health threat in the United States.

10 Things About Birth Control You Should Absolutely Know

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.27.2013 | Women

Of the 62 percent of American women who use contraception, the most popular method is the birth control pill, which is used by more than 10.5 million ...

Catherine Pearson

Do Birth Control Pills Make Us Prefer Feminine Men?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Women

Your birth control pill is designed to prevent pregnancy, but it may also influence who you are attracted to.

On Women's Day: We Need to Focus on Birth Control

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The Obama administration has proposed a regulation on birth control that treats us like the property of our employer. We need to help them to a more respectful posture.

Women With Depression Are Less Likely To Effectively Use Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women

When you're suffering from depression, it is often difficult to get out of bed, let alone follow daily routines. A new study demonstrates that this di...

Hey Ladies! Thinking About Ditching Your Period? A Doctor Answers 12 Puzzling, Scary and Hopeful Questions

Valerie Tarico | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

When modern contraceptives first got formulated, back in the 1950s, the men in charge made a simple assumption that would affect millions of women over the next half century:  They assumed that women wanted to bleed every month. 

Hey Anti-Choicers: Coercion Is Always Wrong

John Seager | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
John Seager

Thank goodness Mississippi voters -- as have voters in every other state where this issue has appeared on the ballot -- put the rights of women above the "rights" of fertilized eggs. But how soon until a state does restrict birth control?

Dr. Pepper Schwartz: Alternatives To Hormonal Birth Control (WATCH)

Posted 08.16.2013 | MarloThomas

If hormonal birth control affects your mood, you should think about revisiting condoms. Love and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz spoke about t...

'Daddy, Did You Really Trade My Reproductive Rights for a Tax Cut?'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

Decades from now, if the Republicans have their way, I can picture daughters of Republicans bluntly asking their fathers: "You traded my reproductive freedom for... a tax cut?"

POLL: Can Men Be Trusted To Take A Birth Control Pill?

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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I Know It's Only Birth Control, But I Like It -- And So Do You

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The main health benefit of contraception is that it gives us control over whether and when to become pregnant and bear children. But the Obama administration is perpetuating a cloak of shame around the issue.

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 I'm Not Married

April Salchert | Posted 07.29.2012 | Weddings
April Salchert

Unlike McMillan, though I may 'have the badge' in marriage AND divorce, I hardly feel that gives me some authorial position on the subject. In fact, when I read she was divorced three times, I was miffed to why she was advocating the institution of marriage.

This Week In Science History, May 6-12

Posted 05.13.2012 | Science

Paging Dr. Freud--this week in science history marks the birthday of the father of psychoanalysis. Also this week historians of science are rememberin...

The Dangers of Contraception Revealed

Robert Walker | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

There's a basic misconception that clouds the thinking of many social and religious conservatives. Believing that contraceptive use is a moral wrong, they desperately want to make it into a social ill. To do that, they confuse correlation with causation.