Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement Monday arguing that all barriers to condom access for teens should be removed because increased availability increases use—but does not increase sexual activity.
A “roving band of feminists” took to the streets, or rather the aisles, in New York City Saturday to protest pharmacies that restrict over-the-counter access to Plan B.
The problem with the birth control benefit debate is that few are thinking about the competing religious liberty rights of women.
In the end, House Republicans got virtually nothing of what they said they wanted: no defunding of Obamacare, no curtailment of the birth control benefit in Obamacare the law of the land. But they’ll be back.
To the House Republicans, who are hostage to their party’s Tea Party faction, there’s probably no dirtier word than “bipartisan”—except, perhaps, for the words “birth control.”
A new survey from the American College of Nurse-Midwives found that women don’t feel confident in their own knowledge about contraception and, in fact, don’t know a lot about the methods that are available.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan dances to the bishops’ tune in shutdown and debt limit fights, refusing to compromise because he wants “leverage” to curtail Obamacare contraceptive benefit.
Reproductive rights advocates have waged a long campaign to make Plan B One-Step available over the counter—but are pharmacies actually making the crucial drug accessible? The Portland Mercury looks at how emergency contraception access plays out on the ground in Portland, Oregon, secretly shopping for Plan B at pharmacies citywide to see how they stack up. (Full Story) [via Where is Your Plan B?]
Most press coverage celebrating recent changes to the federal law around Plan B One-Step has left at least one group behind: Native Americans. That’s why Native American activists are still pushing the slow-moving bureaucracy at the Indian Health Service to make Plan B available over-the-counter for women of all ages.