birth control

VICE Guide to Life

How to Get Birth Control Without Telling Your Parents

If you're having sex, you should be using contraception. Here's how to get it, even if your guardians won't help you.
Kimberly Lawson
9.20.18
Contraception

How Does the Annovera Contraceptive Ring Actually Work?

The manufacturers of the new, long-lasting contraceptive ring Annovera argue that the device, which is self-insertable and can be worn internally for up to a year, will revolutionize birth control for low-income women.
Sirin Kale
8.15.18
roe v. wade

Everything You Need to Know About Brett Kavanaugh's Anti-Choice Record

Just last year, Kavanaugh ruled against an immigrant teen in federal custody seeking an abortion.
Marie Solis
7.10.18
Health

How to Share the Burden of Birth Control With Your Partner

If it takes two to get pregnant, shouldn't it take two to prevent it?
Leila Ettachfini
6.22.18
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
5.24.18
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

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

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

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

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

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

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