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.
María Alejandra Rodríguez
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monkeys Pave the Way for Male Birth Control
Researchers found the non-hormonal contraceptive Vasalgel to be effective in preventing conception among monkeys during a trial that lasted over one year.
Are Women Avoiding the Birth Control Pill Over Fears of Gaining Weight?
A new study finds that overweight or obese women "may be reluctant" to use hormonal contraception because it's typically associated with weight gain—but some psychologists fear the findings aren't actually accurate.
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