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Condoms Are Way More Effective Than the New York Times Says They Are

Last week, New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof wrote a great op-ed entitled, “Politics, Teens and Birth Control,” in which he eloquently described teen pregnancy as a problem of irresponsible adults not hormone-addled teens. Unfortunately, the article includes a misleading statistic that suggests people who rely on condoms for pregnancy prevention will eventually, inevitably become pregnant.

Unfortunately, Nicholas Kristof’s great op-ed on teenage pregnancy in the New York Times last week included a misleading statistic that suggests people who rely on condoms for pregnancy prevention will eventually, inevitably become pregnant.

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How America’s Obsession With ‘Bad Birth Control’ Harms Women

Many women know more about the risks of birth control than about how the right contraceptive might improve their lives.

Many women know more about the risks of birth control than about how the right contraceptive might improve their lives.

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Rachel Maddow Explains the Truth About the IUD

With the help of Dr. Stephanie Teal of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Rachel Maddow discusses the truth about the intrauterine device (IUD). As Maddow explains, and despite what anti-choicers believe, the IUD is not an “ongoing abortion” in the body. [via MSNBC]

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Health-Care Company Looks to Increase Emergency Contraceptive Use by Cutting Price in Half

AfterPill is the first emergency contraception to be sold exclusively online. The company offers one dose of EC for $20, plus a $5 flat-rate shipping fee, making it roughly half the price of Plan B One-Step.

AfterPill is the first emergency contraception to be sold exclusively online. The company offers one dose of EC for $20, plus a $5 flat-rate shipping fee, making it roughly half the price of Plan B One-Step.

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No, Repealing Obamacare Will Not Make It Easier to Access Birth Control

Many opponents of Obamacare have been offering over-the-counter birth control as an alternative. But here are the six main reasons why "Obamacare vs. over-the-counter birth control" is a false choice.

Many opponents of Obamacare have been offering over-the-counter birth control as an alternative. But here are the six main reasons why “Obamacare vs. over-the-counter birth control” is a false choice.

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Why Bob Beauprez Opposes IUDs

Rachel Maddow discusses Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez’s opposition to intrauterine devices (IUDs), which he falsely believes are abortifacients. Read more about Beauprez’s problem with IUDs from Jason Salzman. [via MSNBC]

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Even Conservative States Are Increasing Access to IUDs for Medicaid Recipients

In an effort to reduce unintended pregnancy and improve birth outcomes, some states are working to make intrauterine devices easier for Medicaid patients to access.

In an effort to reduce unintended pregnancy and improve birth outcomes, some states are working to make intrauterine devices easier for Medicaid patients to access.

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Pediatric Academy Encourages IUDs and Implants for Sexually Active Teens

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are highly effective at preventing pregnancy and safe for women of all ages. Many think they are the ideal contraceptive method for adolescent girls. The American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in this week.

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are highly effective at preventing pregnancy and safe for women of all ages. Many think they are the ideal contraceptive method for adolescent girls. The American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in this week.

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Cory Gardner Cites Nonexistent Entity as a Supporter of His Contraception Proposal

Rep. Gardner produced an advertisement citing the “American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists”—which does not exist—as a backer of his proposal to sell contraception over-the-counter.

Rep. Gardner, who’s challenging Sen. Mark Udall for U.S. Senate, produced an advertisement citing the “American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists” as a backer of his proposal to sell contraception over-the-counter. But this group does not exist, and an organization with a similar name doesn’t support Gardner’s proposal.

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History’s Worst Contraceptives: WTFP?!

During the week of World Contraception Day, which is held on September 26, EngenderHealth, a global women’s health organization, released this video that looks at some of history’s worst contraceptives. The video is part of a new campaign (WTFP?! Where’s the Family Planning?!) aimed at raising awareness among Americans about the need to expand global access to contraception. Indeed, it will make you say, “Ewww.” [via EngenderHealth]

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