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‘Morning-After Pill Brigade’ Protests for Better Emergency Contraception Access

NWL organizer Lydia Devine holds Plan B One-Step, which is locked in a large plastic case. Standing next to her is organizer Allison Guttu.

A “roving band of feminists” took to the streets, or rather the aisles, in New York City Saturday to protest pharmacies that restrict over-the-counter access to Plan B.

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New Study Suggests HIV Risk with Hormonal Contraceptives: What It Means for Family Planning Policy and Programs

new study published this week in The Lancet Infectious Diseases suggests that use of hormonal contraceptives, particularly injectables, may double the risk of uninfected women acquiring HIV. 

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What Are They Doing Out There? Misguided, Sometimes Dangerous “Prayer Warriors” Abrogate Human Rights

“What are they doing out there?” So-called prayer warriors misinform and mislead the public, intimidate clients, and prevent people from exercising their rights to health care.

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In Maryland Hospital Debate, Women’s Health Ignored

Another fight is brewing over Catholic hospitals and reproductive health care – this time in Maryland, where a dispute over building a hospital may result in fewer options for abortion care, contraception, fertility treatments and other health services.

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Just Facts: Will the Pill Make Me Fat?

The pill: What’s myth, what’s reality? The first in a series of articles on contraceptive facts provided by the experts.

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Planning Motherhood: The Pill and the Social Transformations it Helped Us Realize

The birth control pill helped redefine the dynamics of motherhood and transform the lives of women, men and their kids, both physically and socially.

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In Defense of the Pill and in Favor of Improving It

The 50th anniversary of the birth control pill has brought a lot of complaining about its lack of perfection. Still, for many women, it remains utterly liberating and effectively keeps its satisfied users from the whole “biology is destiny” thing.

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The Pill and the Fertility Control Revolution

Last week, I interviewed Elaine Tyler May about her remarkable new history America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation which busts the myth that the pill created the sexual revolution.

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Birth Control Boogeyman Returns in Time for Halloween

The mainstream media loves publishing scare stories about the birth control pill, even when they’re nonsensical or employ shoddy evidence: they attract eyeballs, since both sex hysteria and counter-intuitive ideas attract readers.

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Generic EC: Sleeper Story of the Summer

However contentious the EC debate remains, emergency contraception itself must not be ignored.

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