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Cuba Experiences Condom Shortage

Cuba is facing a condom shortage, but it is not quite clear why.

There’s concern that without access to this important prevention method, incidences of both STDs and unintended pregnancies will go up across Cuba.

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What the Contraceptive Coverage Challenge Means for STD Prevention

The controversy and media attention around the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases before the Supreme Court undoubtedly, and understandably, focus on contraception. However, there are several important implications for sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention as well.

The controversy and media attention around the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases before the Supreme Court undoubtedly, and understandably, focus on contraception. However, there are several important implications for sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention as well.

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Conservatives Really Want to Make Us Believe Contraception Isn’t Health Care

Rhetoric trying to redefine contraception not as health care but as a sexual kink is becoming a mainstream conservative preoccupation.

Rhetoric trying to redefine contraception not as health care but as a sexual kink is becoming a mainstream conservative preoccupation, especially in light of the Affordable Care Act listing contraception as a preventive care service. What can be done to fight back, before the right start seriously chipping away at access?

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Activists Share Why They Support the Birth Control Benefit in Obamacare

On March 25, more than 1,000 supporters came out to the “Not My Boss’s Business Rally” outside the Supreme Court during the Hobby Lobby hearing. Here’s NARAL Pro-Choice America’s compilation of rallyers’ reasonings as to why they stand in support of birth control.

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‘Hobby Lobby’ and the Case for More Women on the Bench

From the start of this week’s oral arguments, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg drilled former Solicitor General Paul Clement.

From the start of this week’s oral arguments, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg drilled former Solicitor General Paul Clement, who was arguing on behalf of the for-profit craft store Hobby Lobby. That’s because they know that if Hobby Lobby wins, women lose.

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2014: The Year of the IUD?

Several developments could help make this the year of the intrauterine device.

Several developments could help make this the year of the intrauterine device: the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit, a new tool that could make insertion easier and less painful, a possible generic IUD arriving on the market, and more.

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Contraception Should Not Be Your Boss’ Business

Rachel Maddow looks at the recent history of conservative opposition to contraception, and the political position this stance puts Republicans in despite its broad unpopularity among Americans. [via The Rachel Maddow Show]

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Outside Supreme Court, A Call for Reproductive Justice

More than 40 groups came together on the Court's plaza to rally in support of the birth control benefit in Obamacare, as the justices heard arguments against it.

More than 40 groups came together on the Court’s plaza to rally in support of the birth control benefit in Obamacare, as the justices heard arguments against it.

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Melissa Harris-Perry Panel Discusses Hobby Lobby Case

Irin Carmon, Tara Dowdell, John Rowley, and Ron Christie discuss Hobby Lobby’s challenge to the birth control benefit of the Affordable Care Act, a challenge being argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. [via MSNBC]

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Five Reasons Contraceptive Coverage Is Essential

Contraceptive coverage is essential and needs to be protected.

As an OB-GYN and a patient advocate, I want to move the discussion about the Hobby Lobby case out of the courts for a moment and into my clinic, to focus on the lives of women and their families.

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