Does signing a form that would exempt a religious group from complying with a mandate on coverage of contraception put a substantial burden on religious liberty? George Washington Law School Professor Spencer Overton and RH Reality Check‘s Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson discuss, with Karen Finney of MSNBC.com, recent court challenges to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. [via MSNBC]
The latest court challenges to the birth control benefit show how much the fight against the contraception mandate is really about the Christian right trying to establish an employer’s “right” to control your private sex life.
The plan will result in less access to affordable, consistent birth control for the poor working women of Pennsylvania—which, as the federal birth control mandate demonstrates, is counter to the intention of health-care reform.
RH Reality Check takes a look at the recent media storm around emergency contraception and weight and explains what readers need to know about the research.
A new study finds that the Affordable Care Act is responsible for a dramatic rise in the share of privately insured women in the United States who have gained access to contraception without a co-pay.
On this episode of Reality Cast, an examination of why birth control is good for long-term economic prosperity. More on the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court, and the ACLU sues the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for preventing miscarrying women from getting help.
It was reported recently that French drug manufacturer HRA Pharma had found that the emergency contraceptive Norlevo, which has a similar chemical makeup to Plan B One-Step, is ineffective for women over 176 pounds. Here’s why I was not surprised.
A local television station asked San Antonio parents how they felt about the American Academy of Pediactrics’ new suggestion that schools make condoms available to students. The results suggest that despite good research, myths about condoms leading to higher rates of sexual activity persist.
The recent news about emergency contraception’s efficacy in women who weigh over 176 pounds shows how badly the media can screw up stories about weight and health. Here are some tips for writing about this issue in a way that is less shaming and more accurate.
Do you have a friend who wants to be on the pill but is afraid because of unscientific scare-mongering in the media? Here’s a guide, cribbed from vaccination advocates, on how to talk to people about the pill without turning them off or making them feel threatened.