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Anti-Choicers Will Deny How EC Works, Regardless of How Much Evidence You Give Them

The science is in and has been for awhile: Emergency contraception prevents fertilization. But anti-choicers continue to push quack science asserting the opposite. Why?

The science is in and has been for awhile: Emergency contraception prevents fertilization. But anti-choicers continue to push quack science asserting the opposite. Why?

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Legal Wrap: The Anti-Contraception Movement’s Long History

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Legal contraception for single people has been a fight for over 40 years, and the latest challenges suggest the fight isn’t ending soon.

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How Did Emergency Contraception Get Excluded From VAWA?

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By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.

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The Copper IUD: A Better Plan B

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The copper IUD, known as Paragard in the US, is an overlooked option which offers a number of benefits over EC pills.

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Teen Birth Rates Hit Historic Lows; More Access to Contraceptives Credited

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Teen birth rates fell to an historic low in 2011 thanks, in part, to new policies that make it easier for teens to access contraception. 

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No Plan B: Why Is the Indian Health Service Denying Native American Women Access to Emergency Contraception?

Donna House, 58, left, participates in a forum on access to emergency contraception. (Russell Contreras/AP)

Native American women don’t have access to emergency contraception despite repeated requests by women’s groups to the Indian Health Service. Everyone from the IHS to the Department of the Interior to Senators to the White House is involved in the decision, but no one appears to be taking responsiblity. How much longer do Native women have to wait?

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Forget “Having it All”: What About Just Having Access to Plan B?

In the battle over emergency contraception access, corporate interests win out over public health.

It is an outrage that not only may it be difficult to physically access Plan B but also lack of information regarding emergency contraceptives can serve as an obstacle for young women who have been sexually assaulted. 

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For Informed Consent, Don’t Forget the IUD as EC

Doctors cannot restrict the treatments they mention to only those that they themselves offer. And yet this is what often happens with emergency contraception. Women are not told about the most effective option.  

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If You Give It, They’ll Be Tramps: An Offensive, False, But Oft-Repeated Argument About Reproductive Health Technologies

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The argument that access to sexual health care or information causes promiscuity is offensive to women and has been proven false time and again. Yet it seems unlikely that it we will end anytime soon.

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Todd Akin More Strict on Abortion Than the Catholic Church?

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The church tries to clarify its own position on rape, but leaves things even more confusing.

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