In Fairfax, VA, a high school student received the same punishment one gets for possession of a illegal drugs or guns, for taking her birth-control during lunch.
Over-the-counter access to emergency contraception enabled me to access the drug when I most needed it.
Sales of Plan B have doubled since it became available OTC and surveys show most major pharmacy chains are now stocking it. Yet myths about EC are still prevalent and very real barriers to access remain.
On Monday, a U.S. District Court found that the FDA bowed to political pressure from the Bush administration in its 2006 decision to limit access to emergency contraception without prescription to women aged 18 and older.
In politicized fights over reproductive health care services, the voices of women who need the care often get lost. For this year’s Back Up Your Birth Control Day, we bring you the stories of the two women who needed emergency contraception.
Now that Obama has chosen his top healthcare advisers, the administration is beginning to chart a course for healthcare reform. Not surprisingly, there is vigorous debate about what our a new healthcare system would look like, and how to pay for it.
If we stand for basic human rights, we should stand for the rights of those living with HIV and AIDS, not because we hope they will have fewer children, but because they also deserve sexual and reproductive health and justice.
Every one of the major professional associations representing health care providers who treat women and girls have signed a letter to HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt opposing draft regulations restricting access to birth control.