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Why More Women and Doctors Should Consider This Kind of Birth Control

Marjorie Greenfield, MD | Posted 10.30.2014 | 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.

Some Insurers Ignore Obamacare, Refuse To Cover Birth Control

Kaiser Health News | Michelle Andrews | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business

Provided by Kaiser Health News. How much leeway do employers and insurers have in deciding whether they’ll cover contraceptives without charge an...

You Can't Touch That! Tender Breasts During Perimenopause and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's ironic, isn't it? From our "tender" preteen days, most of us couldn't wait until that first sign of womanhood. We couldn't wait to buy -- and wear -- our first training bra.

Mike Huckabee Turned My Girlfriend into a Sex Maniac

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

When my girlfriend, Myra, took birth control pills she was rarely in the mood for sex. At first, whenever the prospect of intercourse... ahem... arose...

Katy Hall

LOOK: What Women Don't Know About Birth Control Is Frightening

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Most American women agree with Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) when it comes to which birth control method works best: the vast majority say that abstinence...

Battle Over Bad Birth Control Pills Stirs Reproductive Rights Issues

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

A Georgia mother claims the pharmaceutical company that mislabeled her birth control pills should pay the $400,000 cost of raising her now year-old da...

What's Your Method?: A Blog Series on Contraception

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Impatient Optimists

What's Your Method? is an Impatient Optimists blog series that offers a window into many of the contraceptive options for women and girls around the w...

Major Medical Group Says Birth Control Should Be Sold Over The Counter

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.21.2012 | Women

WASHINGTON -- No prescription or doctor's exam needed: The nation's largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists says birth control pills should b...

Remembering 1950s Sexuality Through Call the Midwife

Lea Lane | Posted 12.07.2012 | TV
Lea Lane

I was thinking about my earliest feelings of sexuality because I'm hooked on the new Sunday PBS series Call the Midwife, set in slummy East-End London in the 1950s.

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

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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Why This Type Of Birth Control Is Becoming More Popular

Posted 07.19.2012 | Women

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 07/17/2012 04:57 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Women in the U.S. are increasingly using long-acting methods o...

Catherine Pearson

Birth Control Pills Fail 20 Times More Often Than This Method

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living

The pill is the reversible option most commonly used by women who practice contraception, but it is not the most effective. In a sweeping new stud...

Changing My Metabolism

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

When I underwent metabolic testing, I figured the experience would simply make a good story, and prove entertaining for an avid athlete like myself. To my surprise, however, the tests indicated serious problems with my current exercise and diet regimen.

POLL: Have You Ever Lied About Being On Birth Control?

Posted 04.18.2012 | Black Voices

So you meet the man of your dreams, set up shop and make plans to grow old together. Then you find out that his plan does not include having children....

Balloon Boy Politics: The Media's Embrace of Birth Contracalypse 2012

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The new supposed "culture war" may have captured the fevered imagination of the press corps, but not the electorate -- 71 percent of which still says the economy is the most important problem facing America.

Would Jesus Dispense Contraceptive Pills?

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

This week reminded me of the story of the woman who had been bleeding for 12 years. She maneuvered through the crowd that swarmed Jesus, reached for the hem of his garment, and was healed.

Fear Factor: The Religious Right's Problem With Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What is it about women that the men of deeply conservative religions find so threatening? What runs so deep that it justifies traumatizing an innocent eight-year-old like Naama Margolese in Beit Shemesh?

Why President Obama Is Right to Ensure Access to Contraception for America's Families

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

I was stunned to read E.J. Dionne's column in the Washington Post today denouncing a decision that should instead be lauded, especially by those of us who care about religious freedom, women's health, and economic fairness.

Picture a Technology Revolution. In Contraception. It's Here.

Valerie Tarico | Posted 03.27.2012 | Health and Fitness
Valerie Tarico

Imagine a future in which we can simply toggle the default on human fertility, so that accidental pregnancy is a thing of the past and women become fertile only when they want to become pregnant.

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?

WATCH: 9 Unfortunate Birth Control Commercials

Posted 11.30.2011 | Women

In honor of Advertising Week 2011, a time when advertisers gather to exchange ideas, celebrate great work, and discuss industry goals, we've decided t...

Laura Bassett

Birth Control May Become Free Under All Health Insurance Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A highly influential panel of medical experts recommended to the U.S. Department of Health on Tuesday that all health insurance plans be...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Defunded In New Hampshire

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

Until July 1, a low-income New Hampshire woman paid an average of $5 to fill a birth control pill prescription at any of the state's six Planned Paren...

No-Cost Birth Control: The Facebook Application

Nancy Keenan | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Did you know that 98 percent of American women use birth control during their lifetime? Yet for many women, it's simply too expensive. One in three women has struggled with the high cost of prescription birth control.

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?