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Birth Control in Oregon Now Available Without a Doctor’s Prescription

The law allows pharmacists to write hormonal birth control prescriptions to women who are at least 18 and who pass a risk-assessment screening.

The law allows pharmacists to write hormonal birth control prescriptions to women who are at least 18 and who pass a risk-assessment screening.

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Birth Control by App? Nurx Fills a Gap

Nurx, a newly launched web-based app, seeks to help eliminate barriers to contraception by “putting you in control of your own health.”

Nurx, a newly launched web-based app, seeks to help eliminate barriers to contraception by “putting you in control of your own health.”

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This Week in Sex: Chicago Wears Condoms and Australia Tests a New One

This week is all about condoms: Chicago launches a new condom promotion campaign, Australian researchers test a new condom material, kids take a potentially dangerous condom challenge, and Star Wars condoms cover your "lightsaber."

This week is all about condoms: Chicago launches a new condom promotion campaign, Australian researchers test a new condom material, kids take a potentially dangerous condom challenge, and Star Wars condoms cover your “lightsaber.”

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Mississippi’s Sole Abortion Clinic to Offer Contraception

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.

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.

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Colorado County That Nixed Planned Parenthood Grant Rejects Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

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.”

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.”

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Thank You, Birth Control Pills, for an Impressive 25-Year Run

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.

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.

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Will Colorado GOP Fund Successful Contraception Program at Half the Cost?

Colorado's governor is again seeking funds for a program that has reduced teen pregnancy and abortion rates by half.

Colorado’s governor is again seeking funds for a program that has reduced teen pregnancy and abortion rates by half.

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GOP Lawmaker: Colorado Officials Are ‘Science-Deniers’ for Reporting IUDs Reduce Abortions

Colorado’s chief medical officer is trumpeting data showing that a pregnancy-prevention program has reduced teen abortion and pregnancy rates by 50 percent in Colorado, an increase of over 10 points from a year ago. But a state lawmaker says the program is “killing children” and health officials are “science deniers.”

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.”

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Native American Women Will Finally Have Improved Access to Emergency Contraception

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.

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.

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Fancy Birth Control Technology Can’t Solve Everything

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.

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.

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