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Condoms Get Major Upgrade

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.08.2013 | Small Business

Let's face it, for many people the classic latex condom is an unsensational product at best. And for nearly a century, no one really bothered to make ...

Surprising Find About Sex And Condoms?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.24.2013 | Women

What a new study suggests about sexual pleasure.

Women With Depression Are Less Likely To Effectively Use Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women

When you're suffering from depression, it is often difficult to get out of bed, let alone follow daily routines. A new study demonstrates that this di...

9 Clues That Reproductive Policy Is Economic Policy

Valerie Tarico | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Conservatives who want to restrict access to contraception, abortion and other reproductive health care are putting ideology ahead of compassion and equality. But they are also putting ideology ahead of America's economic well being

Abstinence Got Me Pregnant

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

My father ruined any shot I had at teen pregnancy the night senior second baseman Mike Sheridan came to call at our home and my dad answered the door conveniently cleaning his Magnum .45.

Is Lying to Your Spouse Ever OK?

Alex McCord | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Alex McCord

Has anyone you know ever lied about birth control? What level of deception, if any, is OK in a relationship?

Sexual Liberation is Not the Same Thing as Sexual Equality

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 05.20.2012 | Women
Danielle Crittenden

If we are truly going to feel empowered sexually as women -- and, might I add, put a bit of romance back into the equation -- it will require a recognition that our needs differ from men's.

Abortion Not A Mental Health Risk, But Unwanted Pregnancies Are: Studies

AP | By MARIA CHENG | Posted 12.09.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON -- Abortion does not increase a woman's chance of developing mental health problems, according to a British health agency's review of dozens of...

New Guttmacher Video: Abortion in the United States

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sharon L. Camp

Myths and facts presented out of context are all too common in the U.S. abortion debate. Misinformation extends to even the most basic questions: Who ...

Science and Sense in the Abstinence Wars

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

When I read the lead paragraph of this week's news story on the success of an experimental, abstinence-only sex ed curriculum, my first thought was: "Yes, but..."

Why Canada's on Top in Teen Pregnancy

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vanessa Richmond

What's going on? Are Canadian teens just more inhibited -- did the girls-gone-wild craze not get this far north? Or is it just too much effort to get the parkas off up here?

Seriously Seeking Common Ground

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The Pregnant Women Support Act offers some proposals that both sides can endorse. And there may well be solutions for the problematic areas, assuming there really is good will.

The 200 Million Dollar Question

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Republicans staged a temper tantrum last week over spending $200 million on contraceptive coverage. It turns out such a request wasn't even included in the stimulus.

Why Contraception Saves Money and Prevents Abortion

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

While I respect the opinions of those who oppose abortion, I do not understand why those same leaders would then oppose policies proven to reduce abortions.

Condoms and Art are Stimulating (to the Economy); Corporate Tax Cuts Not So Much

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If we want more stimulus, economic and otherwise, we need more funding for the arts and for family planning/safe sex, and less tax cuts for corporations.

Do Contraceptives Stimulate the Economy?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

There has been a lot of damage done to family planning funding over the past eight years. However, this may not be the right issue around which to have the battle.

Dropping Family Planning Funding Is the Right Move

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Ready access to contraceptives for low-income citizens is an essential part of creating a stable, informed and healthy population. There should be a bill aimed at openly supporting this policy.

Do It Yourself Medicine

Kirsten Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Moore

Should we be surprised that some women will opt for do-it-yourself medicine in this climate when health care access is out of reach for more Americans and when abortion is so stigmatized?