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END FORCED MOTHERHOOD
END FORCED MOTHERHOOD

How the Catholic Church—and the GOP—Came to See Birth Control as Evil

In the 60s, the Catholic Church came close to reversing its position on contraception as sinful. It didn't, obviously, and women today are still suffering under policy influenced by religious dogma.
Jex Blackmore
9 hours ago
birth control
birth control

A Safe, Effective Birth Control Pill for Men May Soon Be on the Way

A month-long study of a new version of "the pill" made for men shows promising results.
Linda Yang
3.19.18
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Remembering What Sex Ed Was Like in a Marxist Guerrilla Camp

For FARC soldiers deep in the Colombian jungle, membership of the country's biggest armed group came with surprisingly progressive sexual education—but little reproductive choice.
Sebastián Serrano
María Alejandra Rodríguez
11.24.17
birth control
birth control

After 'Egregious Attack' on Birth Control, Five Women Sue Trump Administration

“The new rules, because they basically allow employers to take away that coverage, are going to put women back in the same position of having to decide whether they need to forego birth control because they just can’t afford it.”
Kimberly Lawson
11.1.17
birth control
birth control

The Man Behind the Pill Decided Women 'Need' to Have Periods—But They Don't

If you're on the birth control pill, you're most likely going through withdrawal bleeding once a month. But there's no medical reason for having a simulated period every three weeks.
Leila Ettachfini
9.21.17
abortion
abortion

Oregon Becomes the First State to Make Abortion Accessible to All Women

Oregon just passed a law requiring insurance providers cover the full cost of abortion with no exceptions. The landmark move ensures that all Oregonians—documented or not—have full access to reproductive health care for the first time in history.
Leila Ettachfini
8.16.17
birth control
birth control

In These States, You Don't Need a Doctor to Prescribe You the Pill

Despite regressive rollbacks in women's health proposed at the federal level, some state legislatures are actually working to push access to birth control forward.
Kimberly Lawson
7.7.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

Trump's Leaked Birth Control Rollback Plan Would Be a Disaster for Women

“Think about it: Under this rule, bosses will be able to impose their personal beliefs on their female employees’ private medical decisions."
Kimberly Lawson
5.31.17
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

This Plant-Based Birth Control Could Work for Men—and Replace Plan B

Scientists say they've discovered a way to prevent sperm from burrowing into eggs, and it's totally non-hormonal.
Gabby Bess
5.16.17
ask-hole
ask-hole

What Happens When You Get Pregnant While You Have an IUD?

After a photo of a baby holding the IUD that was supposed to prevent it went viral, we asked an expert to explain how the hell that happens.
Gabby Bess
5.5.17
Contraception
Contraception

You Can Now Get Plan B Out of a Vending Machine in Yolo County

We talked with students on the UC Davis campus where the "Wellness to Go" vending machine is located to find out how they feel about the quick and easy availability of the morning-after pill.
Chloe Kim
4.26.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

Birth Control Can Make You Feel Terrible About Life, Study Finds

The first big study on birth control and well-being finds that it can make perfectly healthy women feel like their lives suck.
Gabby Bess
4.18.17