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A Birth Control Champion You've Probably Never Heard Of

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Laura Stepp

He's a reproductive physiologist who has been teaching about, and doing research on, birth control in his predominately Catholic country of Chile since the early 1960s, at some peril to his career. His name is Horacio Croxatto.

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.

Beauprez's 'Big Problem' with IUDs

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Pregnancy is defined by the medical establishment as beginning after a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall. IUDs do not end such pregnancies. Still, personhood backers say that IUDs threaten or destroy fertilized eggs, which mark the starting point for their definition of "pregnancy."

No Form Of Birth Control Can Stop This Woman From Getting Pregnant

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Birth control can never be 100 percent effective, and this woman is proof. Elizabeth, a mom and blogger behind Motherhood: A Descent Into Madness, joi...

IUD Inside

Karen Cordano | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Karen Cordano

Would you like to know why I choose an IUD as birth control? Because my husband and I enjoy having sex and we cannot afford another baby. Because I have been on hormonal birth control to manage severe cramps. Because I had a D&C five days postpartum after delivering our first son.

Hobby Lobby Is Already about Us: LGBT Hetero-Sex

Amy Andre | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

When was the last time you asked your lesbian BFF what kind of birth control she uses? Your gay neighbor if any of his female lovers are on the pill? Your bisexual bowling league buddies... well, anything p-in-v related whatsoever?

Why the Hobby Lobby Decision Is a Stunning Setback for Women's Rights

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Lisa Bloom

Defensively, the five Catholic male Supreme Court justices in the majority took some time to insist that their ruling is narrow. Don't believe it. The decision is a radical departure from prior law with monumental implications.

The Dawn of the IUD: Why is America So Far Behind?

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

These stats raise questions about everything from sex education and the correct use of contraception to reproductive rights and population problems.

The Best Birth Control, According To Family Planning Doctors

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 05/16/2014 07:17 PM EDT on LiveScience Female doctors and nurses whose specialty is family planning ...

OBGYN Colleen Krajewski: Why I'm Dispelling Myths About Birth Control

Colleen Krajewski | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Colleen Krajewski

Strangers and friends alike often ask me how I decided to be a gynecologist. "Why would you do that all day?" I prefer to answer the question, "Why did you choose to become a comprehensive reproductive health care provider?"

Lack of Knowledge on Long-Term Contraception Is the Real Danger for Women

Jessica Kiley, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kiley, M.D.

Setting politics and religion aside, it is true that contraceptive medications as a whole serve an important role in women's health. But the latest media stories about the dangers of using these birth control methods are not where the sound bytes should end. A much bigger issue is at risk.

8 Things Every Woman Should Know About IUDs

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Women's health advocates tend to be big fans of the intrauterine device, otherwise known as the IUD. And there are plenty of reasons why. The small...

What Women Need To Know About Essure, From Erin Brockovich (VIDEO)

Posted 11.26.2013 | MarloThomas

Is the IUD Essure harmful to women? Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich explains that this product is almost like a corkscrew -- when it's inserted int...

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.

How Birth Control Led Me to Street Drugs

Leah Squires | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Leah Squires

I tried to call a cab on Monday morning. But confused and fatigued, I couldn't figure out how the buttons on my phone worked. Against my better judgment, I drove myself to Planned Parenthood. They buzzed me in, pale, diapered up, and holding myself up with the counter, I begged the receptionist, "Please 'elp me. I jus wan sta bleeding."

The Gut-Wrenching Experience We Can Finally Let Go

Charlie Capen | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Charlie Capen

I said, "I want to go beat things and run fast." She said, "I just want to cry and go to sleep." We probably could've used a dose of each other's advice, truth be told.

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?

Olympic Champions and Birth Control

Laura Stepp | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Laura Stepp

Were Romney and Ryan to win the election and succeed in their efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, less-privileged girls with lots of athletic potential talent might find themselves shopping for baby food instead of practicing their high jumps.

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...

IUDS: Pamper, Pamper, Pamper -- Plus 9 Other Tips For Falling In Love With Your IUD

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Valerie Tarico

On the scale of uncomfortable things women do to their bodies, an IUD insertion usually falls somewhere on the piercing-to-Brazilian end of the spectrum.

Fertility And Me

Toni Nagy | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women
Toni Nagy

There is an expiration date on my uterus, a "sell by" number on my sexuality and not much I can do to prolong it.

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.

How To Green Your Birth Control: IUDs, Vegan Condoms, The Pill and Five Other Pregnancy Prevention Choices

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You may love to compost, reuse, and recycle but is your birth control as green as the rest of your lifestyle choices? Women around the world rely on b...

Kendra Wilkinson Looking Forward To Sex, Birth Control

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

New mom Kendra Wilkinson is looking forward to sex - with birth control. The former "Girl Next Door" turned wife of NFL player Hank Basket gave birth...