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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?

The Birth Control Pill Could Have Killed Me

Silje Vallestad | Posted 05.17.2014 | 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!

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.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Texas Abortion Limits

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Overturning Roe v. Wade has never been about saving babies. It's about controlling women, and the religious extremists will continue masking this hidden agenda until they are exposed.

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...

Birth Control Is Great -- But It Almost Killed Me

Jamie Hergenrader | Posted 09.30.2013 | Women
Jamie Hergenrader

When my doctor agreed to see me immediately without an appointment, I should have known something was wrong.

Why Plan B Gets an A: When It Comes to Birth Control, More Options Improve Reproductive Choices

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

I believe that more reproductive choice trumps the potential risks of synthetic hormones being available over the counter.

New PBS Program Makers Puts Women's Movement in Context

Kate Kelly | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Kate Kelly

Makers: Women Who Make America is debuting on PBS on Tuesday night. Thus far, media coverage has focused on Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. The media has used this as an opportunity to draw attention to Sandberg's forthcoming book. What is missing here is context.

What Every Woman Should Know About Contraceptives and Weight

Valerie Tarico | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

For many women, one question that comes up every so often is whether contraception is making weight management harder. As a woman trying to figure out what is best for your body, it can be challenging to sort out reality from hype or haze.

Why France May Regulate Birth Control More Strictly

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2013 | Women

* France to stop reimbursing some contraceptive pills * Bayer says will react once has detailed information (Adds Bayer comment) ...

The Contraception Benefit We Rarely Talk About

Posted 09.26.2012 | Women

Contraception has shaped American women's lives since they gained access to The Pill in the early 1960s. One benefit, however, seems to have received ...

Controversial Study Links Birth-Control, Women's Wages

Posted 03.29.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/29/2012 09:58 AM EDT on LiveScience The early availability of the birth control p...

6 Things You Need To Know If You're On The Pill

SavySugar | Posted 03.28.2012 | Women

A hangover isn't the only side effect of heavy drinking. As the Huffington Post reports, binge drinking can increase the risk of pregnancy for women o...

The Great American Ovary Debate: 2012's Super Wedge Issue

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Conservative groups in particular found power and leverage with so-called wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage in the past. With contraception, however, they've awoken the sleeping giant voting majority who don't want their ovaries to be debated.

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.

Catherine New

A Surprising Place To Buy Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.09.2012 | Money

When Lisa's monthly out-of-pocket costs for birth control rose 20 percent to $30 in December, it became too much. The 35-year-old switched to a cheape...

Cara Santa Maria

5 Things Rush Limbaugh Should Learn About Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

2012-03-08-Screenshot20120308at8.35.48AM.jpgRush Limbaugh made some comments this past week that raised more than a few eyebrows. In addition to being anti-woman, what he said is fundamentally anti-science.

The Economic Impact Of The Pill

The New York Times | Posted 03.07.2012 | Women

The recent controversy over contraception and health insurance has focused on who should pay for the pill. But there is a wealth of economic evidence ...

Two to Tango: Why Women (Shouldn't) Have to Fight for Contraception

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Remy M. Maisel

For all the progress we as a society have made toward equality for women, there remains a double standard on the issue of sex.

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.

Study Says Many Teen Moms Didn't Think It Could Happen

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 01.20.2012 | Home

ATLANTA -- A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant. In a survey of thousands of t...

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.