A number of Republicans claimed to support over-the-counter birth control pills to counter claims of being anti-contraception in 2014. Now they may have accidentally increased liberal interest in the issue, which could lead to it becoming a reality.
Stemming the tide of barriers to reproductive health care continues to require significant time and effort from countless dedicated individuals and organizations. It is hard work, but it is work worth doing to ensure that everyone has the ability to choose whether and when to have a child.
Women’s health advocates are harshly criticizing a new bill sponsored by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that is intended to help make birth control available over the counter, calling it a cynical move that would actually make birth control less affordable.
The Affordable Care Act is proving to be a great tool to help women obtain contraception. But there are more obstacles to contraception to be addressed, from religion-based shaming to simple transportation issues.
Comedian Amy Schumer’s birth control sketch pokes fun of the many, many hoops women have to jump through just to get their own birth control.
After the Colorado legislature rejected funds for a program that reduced teen pregnancies in Colorado by 40 percent over five years, the state’s chief medical officer said he’ll seek money for the program from private foundations.
Republicans in Colorado are coming up with a plethora of reasons to object to funding an IUD program that has dramatically reduced teen pregnancy. But their real concern appears to be that the program is too good at preventing unintended pregnancy.
The report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that insurers are not providing consistent coverage for non-pill birth control methods, and it can be fiendishly difficult to find information about which methods are covered.
A group of North Carolina legislators want the state’s already restrictive sexuality education rules to leave out information about emergency contraception.
Two new reports show that hundreds of thousands of Texans lost access to family planning care in the wake of anti-choice lawmakers’ crusade against Planned Parenthood in 2011.