Once a very unpopular method of contraception, the IUD is making a comeback as an increasing number of women adopt this method of contraception. A new study suggests that this is due to product improvements, increased access, and a better reputation, among other factors.
A more than two-thirds majority of voters–including those who voted for Republican/Tea Party candidates in the November 2010 election–strongly oppose the House Republican leadership’s declaration of war on women.
What is emergency contraception? And is it harmful to keep taking it?
I dug deeper on the Sex and School study, and found a great deal of misinformation being reported about it. For starters, the results were misrepresented, and the words used in many headlines are nowhere in the study itself.
The FDA is considering approval of a new pregnancy prevention option. Anti-choicers are, unsurprisingly, opposing approval of and expanded access to the method.
Under New York State law, carrying condoms is admissible as evidence of prostitution in a legal case. This means practicing safer sex is one more thing that can lead a sex worker to get arrested.
Condoms prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. But finding them in a store can require the tracking skills of a bloodhound. An investigative report by Wendy Norris on access to condoms in Colorado, including an interactive map.
At the present time, the United States now leads the world when it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). And not in a Whoohoo, go USA!
kind of way.
No one method is 100% effective in perfect or typical use over time. In typical use, condoms are around 85% effective, or present a 15% risk of pregnancy. But in perfect use, they’re about 98% effective, or present about a 2% risk of pregnancy.
Shortly before 2 p.m. the Michigan Senate approved the budget for the Michigan Department of Community Health. The vote was 20-17.