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Emergency Contraception

1 In 5 Times, A Man Can't Buy The Morning-After Pill

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business

If a guy needs to buy the morning-after pill for a female friend, he's going to need to rely on a fair amount of luck. That's because a study found yo...

FDA Makes the Right Move, Generic Emergency Contraception Now Over the Counter

Cathy Reisenwitz | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Cathy Reisenwitz

It's high time both sides of the aisle stop playing politics with young women's bodies. This is another great step in that direction.

Morning-After Pills May Be Less Effective In Women Over 165 Pounds

Posted 01.24.2014 | Women

Are emergency contraceptives really less effective in heavier women? In November, French pharmaceutical company HRA Pharma announced that it was a...

'Too Fat' For Plan B? PETA Has Your Back

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

The worrying news broke last week that a European emergency contraceptive very similar to the Plan B pills used in the United States does not prevent ...

The Supreme Court Should Adhere to Scientific Definitions When Hearing Anti-Contraception Lawsuits

Jessica Arons | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Jessica Arons

There are a number of important issues at play in these cases, but a central one should be this: must the law accommodate those whose religious beliefs lead to conclusions that are scientifically incorrect?

Talking Reproductive Justice and Feminism With Young Lakota's Sunny Clifford

Sara Alcid | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Sara Alcid

Making its public premiere this week on PBS's Independent Lens, the documentary film Young Lakota weaves together the stories of Lakota youth in South Dakota in the wake of an impending state-wide abortion ban.

9 Things Women Couldn't Do In 1913 -- And 3 Things They Still Can't

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women

It's Women's Equality Day, which is a good moment to take stock of how far we've come -- and the areas of our lives where we are not feeling the equal...

FDA Expands Morning After Pill Approval After Court Order

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The morning-after pill is finally going over-the-counter. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved unrestricted sales of P...

Wonderful News for Women: Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception On Its Way

Cecile Richards | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Hopefully, with this decision, women all over the country will soon be able to walk into a pharmacy and pick up emergency contraception off the shelves, as soon as they need it -- no barriers, no shame.

Obama Should Admit Defeat on Morning-After Pill

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's tough when even some Republicans are making more sense on an issue than the president. This is a losing battle for Obama, because the harder he fights it the more he's fighting against his own stated views on science and politics.

Court Hands Down Order On Morning-After Pill Sales

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Girls of any age can buy generic versions of emergency contraception without prescriptions while the federal government appeals a jud...

Duped Again on Emergency Contraception

Michael Halpern | Posted 07.07.2013 | Science
Michael Halpern

A few weeks ago, I celebrated as a federal judge ordered the FDA to make "Plan B" available over the counter without restrictions. I thought that the judge's ruling would provide the Obama administration with political cover. Surely they would respect the decision. I was wrong.

Judge: Obama Administration Playing Politics With Birth Control Order

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — A federal judge, asked by the government on Tuesday to freeze his plan giving teenage girls broader access to morning-after birth con...

Judge Urged Not To Delay Morning-After Pill Ruling

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Reproductive rights advocates urged a judge Monday to let teenage girls buy morning-after birth control without a prescription beginn...

Obama: FDA Decision On Plan B Leaves Me Feeling 'Very Comfortable'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama extended support on Thursday for the FDA's decision to institute age 15 as the new limit for over-the-counter sales of Plan B. ...

Obama Decision Sets Off Firestorm From Allies

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

MEXICO CITY — President Barack Obama said Thursday he was comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of ...

Plan B's Plan B

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Obama administration is trying to have it both ways on the "morning after" pill, and by doing so is taking a firm anti-scientific stand for irrationality. But Obama promised us all, in his first campaign, to do away with having politics dictate federal scientific policy.

Laura Bassett

FDA Lowers Age Limit For Morning-After Pill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that it will make a brand of emergency contraception known as Plan B One-Step available over the...

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.

Bubblegum and the Date Rape Cocktail

Mark Morford | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Mark Morford

After years and ridiculous politicking and inexplicable delays, a federal judge just ordered the FDA to finally allow emergency contraception to be made available over the counter for women and girls of all ages. It's true. And it's sort of a big deal.

Obama Faces Choice On Morning-After Pill Limits

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that ...

Judge Makes Big Decision On Morning-After Pill

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

A federal judge ruled Friday that the morning-after pill, known by its brand name of Plan B, should be available without a prescription or any age or ...

Laura Bassett

Federal Judge To Rule On Morning-After Pill For Teens

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

A U.S. district court judge is expected to issue a ruling in the next few days on whether the Food and Drug Administration should make emergency contr...

New Vision for Contraceptive Research and Development

Peter J. Donaldson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Peter J. Donaldson

Members of the ICCR -- along with many others in the field -- are creating better contraceptive technologies that improve the lives of women and men around the world. Working together, we will speed the search for new methods that meet the diverse needs of women and their partners.

Laura Bassett

Not Knocked Up: Birth Control Use Widespread

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Virtually all sexually active American women have used some form of contraception in their lives, and the use of condoms and the so-called morning-aft...