The sole abortion clinic in Mississippi is about to become an official health provider for insurance companies, including Medicaid, meaning the clinic can soon provide covered contraception to its patients.
Garfield County is eschewing a successful contraceptive program in favor of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which focuses on “abstinence-focused comprehensive sexual health education.”
Today, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is asking us to take a moment and thank birth control for “all that it makes possible for individuals and society.” I took more than 5,000 birth control pills in my life, and I can think of a number of reasons why I’m thankful to each and every one of them.
Colorado’s governor is again seeking funds for a program that has reduced teen pregnancy and abortion rates by half.
Colorado’s chief medical officer is trumpeting data showing that a pregnancy-prevention program has reduced teen abortion and pregnancy rates. A state GOP lawmaker says the program is “killing children.”
The need for emergency contraception among women who rely on the Indian Health Service is clear. Some Native American women are in rural areas where the next-closest pharmacy may be hundreds of miles away, and they may not have transportation.
Apps to track contraceptive use are plentiful, often free or cheap, user-friendly, and undoubtedly helpful to some individuals. But that doesn’t mean that perfect birth control use is a forgone conclusion for everyone.
An FDA panel heard from physicians, public health experts, company representatives, and numerous women who said Essure had harmed them.
A new study finds that the ACA has brought down the out-of-pocket costs of intrauterine devices (IUDs), one of the most effective—and often most cost prohibitive—methods of contraception.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data Wednesday that shows fewer teens, especially younger teens, are having sex, and the majority of those who become sexually active use contraception the first time they have sex.