How does paying for a health-saving service like birth control for women become such a threat to Church fathers that they’ve made a major campaign out of it?
By preventing unintended pregnancies, contraception provides significant health, social, and economic benefits for women. But correct and consistent contraceptive use is critical.
Contraception is controversial only in politics. As we celebrate the anniversary of Griswold, we must fulfill its promise and ensure contraceptive access for all.
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.
Since EC clearly reduces the incidence of unplanned pregnancies, making it available wherever humans congregate—both on and off-campus—makes good, pragmatic sense.
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.
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.
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).
In many ways, 2012 was a banner year for international family planning and reproductive health. What should we be looking for in 2013?
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.