The U.S. Catholic bishops want to be known as the champions of the poor and struggling. But they’re happy to block services to the needy to further their anti-contraception agenda.
Though many women have said that hormonal contraceptive methods affect their mood, research has shown mixed results. A new study found that young women using the birth control pill and other hormonal methods were no more likely to be depressed than other young women. Other experts, however, are skeptical of the study’s approach and results.
We all, men and women alike, should be demanding better birth control for men.
The Guttmacher Institute created this video to help put facts squarely back into the debate over contraception care.
On Sunday night, the House voted to make averting a government shutdown contingent on delaying health care for women. Senate women are crying foul.
House Republicans have pegged the continued funding of the federal government to a one-year delay in the implementation of the portion of Obamacare that mandates employer-provided health-care plans to offer coverage for prescription contraception with no co-pay.
The ugly reality is that this entire battle over the contraception mandate is about something bigger. It’s about private businesses and corporations creating a legal loophole that allows them to opt out of an array of worker protections and other regulations, all by citing “religious freedom” as a reason.
The Internet has been abuzz this week with talk of the “pullout generation”—women who eschew modern birth control methods in favor of “coitus interruptus.” It’s a method that has been around since the dawn of time and has likely averted millions of pregnancies, but is it really good enough?
The underlying problem of the anti-choice movement is that all their arguments go back to the fundamental belief that what strangers do with their own bodies is somehow their business. No matter how hard they try to deny it, this underlying assumption is easy enough to see across a variety of issues.
The shame and stigma around emergency contraception, and all reproductive health care for that matter, all too often deter those who need reproductive care the most from accessing it.