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