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Yes, Contraception Is Highly Effective

I should not have to choose between keeping my job and losing my dignity.

By preventing unintended pregnancies, contraception provides significant health, social, and economic benefits for women. But correct and consistent contraceptive use is critical.

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Contraception for All: The Promise of the Griswold Decision Is on the Verge of Fulfillment

07 Jun 1965, New Haven, Connecticut, USA --- Mrs. Estelle Griswold (L), medical advisor and Executive director of the Planned Parenthood Clinic in New Haven, and Mrs. Ernest Jahncke, President of Parenthood League of Connecticut, INC., flash a victory sign as a result of the court's decision that the birth control law is unconstitutional.

Contraception is controversial only in politics. As we celebrate the anniversary of Griswold, we must fulfill its promise and ensure contraceptive access for all.

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Plan B and Ella Are Not Abortifacients, But False Claims May Hold Up In Court

emergency pills

And loathe as I am to admit it, all the studies in the world demonstrating that emergency contraception works not by preventing implantation but by preventing ovulation and therefore fertilization might not hold sway in court.

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Plan B Vending Machine Survives Anti-choice Misinformation Campaign

Since EC clearly reduces the incidence of unplanned pregnancies, making it available wherever humans congregate—both on and off-campus—makes good, pragmatic sense.

Since EC clearly reduces the incidence of unplanned pregnancies, making it available wherever humans congregate—both on and off-campus—makes good, pragmatic sense.

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Eisenstadt v. Baird: The 41st Anniversary of Legal Contraception for Single People

As recently as 1972, you could go to jail for giving contraception to an unmarried person. And William Baird did. Eight times. In five different states.

On the eve of the anniversary, RH Reality Check spoke with William Baird, from the landmark Eisenstadt v. Baird case, about his reproductive health efforts past and present.

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Birth Control for Men: Why the Delay?

Is the dream of male contraception simply an unattainable mirage?

If we wish to equalize the responsibility over reproductive health and make it a more just system for us all, men can no longer be left out of the reproductive health equation.

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Baby Aboard: The Navy Responds to High Rates of Unplanned Pregnancies Among Sailors

(William Pittman/U.S. Navy via Stars and Stripes)

Unintended pregnancies are even more common among women in the Navy than they are in the general population and they can be even more disruptive to their lives and careers. The Navy is spending January addressing this issue through its peer-mentoring group, Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD).

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Five Things to Look for in Family Planning in 2013

In many ways, 2012 was a banner year for international family planning and reproductive health. What should we be looking for in 2013?

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By Choice, Not by Chance: Family Planning is Everyone’s Right

Access to family planning services is a long-recognized basic human right… but we have a long way to go to ensure everyone has access.

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Jodi on HuffPost Live: Contraception Crisis

Editor in Chief Jodi Jacobson joined other reproductive rights activists and experts to discuss why over 200 million women worldwide cannot get the birth control they want.

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