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Jeffrey Young

Birth Control Is Free Under Obamacare, But Not Everyone Got The Memo

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

One of Obamacare's biggest selling points for women is the guarantee of no-cost birth control, a new benefit that includes all forms of contraception ...

Where Is the Family Planning?

Pamela Barnes | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

We are making progress to overcome these challenges and expand access to contraception for women everywhere. With increased support, we can reach millions more women to ensure that they are able to make informed and voluntary decisions about their own reproductive health and contraceptive choices.

Samantha Lachman

OB-GYN Group Chides GOP Senate Candidates On Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

The country's leading group of physicians providing reproductive health care chastised Republican U.S. Senate candidates for supporting over-the-count...

Contraception: Time for a 'Just Ask' Campaign?

Robert Walker | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Robert Walker

When candidates seek to satisfy their political base without antagonizing the political center, they often engage in a tightrope act, and the latest high wire act is on contraception.

The Little-Known Side Effect Of Sleeping Pills Women Should Be Aware Of

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Teaching about women's health should not be confined to a single specialty but should be included in all fields of health care. It's time we all recognize that sex differences exist in all areas of medicine.

The Little-Known Side Effect Of Sleeping Pills Women Should Be Aware Of

The Society for Women’s Health Research | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
The Society for Women’s Health Research

Teaching about women's health should not be confined to a single specialty but should be included in all fields of health care. It's time we all recognize that sex differences exist in all areas of medicine.

Not All Christians: How the Progressive Agenda Might Benefit From 'Judging Not'

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

Mocking Christians for living in the past doesn't just alienate Christians; it alienates moderates, independents and future millennial voters. Trying to defame and decry social liberalism backfired for conservatives, so what's to stop the same tactics from backfiring on us?

Wake Up Republican Women, Your Party Hates You

John Blumenthal | Posted 09.10.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Seriously, ladies, to what absurd level of fracking-depth lunacy do these bottom-feeding misogynists (is that redundant?) have to sink before you perceive, in your Limbaugh-inspired wisdom, that perhaps, just perhaps, your beloved Republican Party doesn't have your best interests in mind?

Bill Gates Backs Birth Control With Wireless On-Off Switch

The Huffington Ppost | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology

First Bill Gates brought us a better condom. Now, the billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder is taking birth control to an even more amazing...

Health Insurance and Hobby Lobby: How Can We Restructure the System to Allow for Personal Decisions?

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

The Hobby Lobby case reminds us that when it comes to health insurance coverage, it's not simply about science.

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.

This Futuristic Condom Covers Just The Tip

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

Have you ever wondered, "Wouldn't sex be better if my penis had a helmet?" Yeah, neither have we. But one inventor is pitching just that as a way to h...

The Contraceptive Mandate Finally Leads America Out of the Victorian Era

Ellen Chesler | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Ellen Chesler

The Affordable Care Act demonstrates an affirmative, proactive step from government for women's access to reproductive health care, but conservatives are bent on moving backwards.

Religious Leaders Take A Stand On Supreme Court's Contraception Cases

Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

On Tuesday, Christian, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, and Muslim leaders released a joint statement in support of universal access to contraception, ...

Iran's Billboard Guide to Family Planning Teaches 'the More, the Merrier'

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Mehrnaz Samimi

About 47 years ago, the motto "Fewer children, better life" penetrated deep into Iranians' homes and affected reproduction norms in the quest for a more comfortable lifestyle. The slogan was a major effort by the Pahlavi administration.

Intrauterine Bling: 2,000 Years of IUDs, From Camel Contraceptives to Body Mod

Valerie Tarico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

The idea of putting something small in the uterus to prevent pregnancy goes way back. When nomadic traders needed to keep a female camel from getting pregnant during long treks across the desert, they put stones into the animal's uterus. Or so the story goes.

The Everyday Heroes

Pamela Barnes | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Access to family planning is a basic human right. But making that right a reality requires so much to be in place beyond a well-run health facility.

Why These 8 Women Used The 'Pull-Out Method'

Posted 09.11.2013 | Women

If you took sex ed at school, you probably heard that the pull-out method was an unreliable and risky form of contraception. But according to New Y...

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.

Empowering Change for Adolescents around the World

Pamela Barnes | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Recently, I toured a health clinic in India and met a girl named Anju. Anju's family is poor. They live far away in a remote village that has no running water or health care. Although Anju is only 14, her parents expect her to marry and start having children soon.

Fighting Teen Pregnancy With Peer Influence

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 05.31.2013 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

To effectively encourage teens to make the right decisions about sex, their relationships, and their health, we need to expand our strategies to include more teen-to-teen education.

Republican Lawmakers Back Hobby Lobby's Obamacare Birth Control Fight

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

Christian-owned retail chain Hobby Lobby won the backing of some high-profile Republicans in its fight against Obamacare's birth-control mandate last ...

Philly Schools Install Free Condom Dispensers To Battle 'Epidemic' Of Teen STDs

Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

One-third of Philadelphia's high schools will be offering free condoms to students in a pilot effort to fight "an epidemic of sexually transmitted dis...

How Can I Help?

Jill Sheffield | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

She carried a newborn baby on her front, and another, older baby on her back. She told me that she had already been pregnant 11 times, but only had six living children. I was immediately struck by the fact that although we were the same age, I had so many choices that she did not.

The Supreme Court: The Elections and Beyond

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

As voters, we bear the ultimate responsibility for making sure we know what kind of justice the candidates for president would likely appoint.