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Timothy Lee, Latest Mansplainer on the Birth Control Benefit, Gets It All Wrong

Vox Senior Editor Timothy Lee said that if an employer restricts contraceptive coverage, "people are free to pay for their own birth control."

Vox Senior Editor Timothy Lee said that if an employer restricts contraceptive coverage, “people are free to pay for their own birth control.” Here’s why he’s wrong.

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The Life-Saving Power of Birth Control as… Birth Control

Those who are fighting for the right to affordable birth control shouldn’t leave me—or other individuals who use birth control to prevent unplanned pregnancies—out of the discussion.

It’s been said over and over again that birth control is “life-saving” for some women, who need it to aid conditions such as endometriosis and ovarian cysts. But people also, overwhelmingly, use birth control to do exactly as its name implies: to control their fertility. Let’s stop hiding some of the lives we fight for under a “tactical” shroud.

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How to Talk to Your Friends About Birth Control: Lessons From the Pro-Vaccination Crowd

Contraceptive coverage is essential and needs to be protected.

Do you have a friend who wants to be on the pill but is afraid because of unscientific scare-mongering in the media? Here’s a guide, cribbed from vaccination advocates, on how to talk to people about the pill without turning them off or making them feel threatened.

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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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If You Use the Pill, Do You Still Have to Use Condoms?

Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two? There's no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.

Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two?  There’s no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.

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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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The Pill: Can We Expand Access While Respecting Diverse Experiences?

Providing women with accurate information about the benefits AND risks of various contraceptive methods is an important way to empower women to make their own reproductive health choices.

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The Pill: A Counter to “Over-the-Counter”

Should the pill be sold over-the-counter? While prominent advocates have argued for removing barriers to access like doctor’s visits and prescriptions, it may not be as good an idea as it once seemed.

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Summertime and the Opposition’s Uneasy

The world is bursting with signs of life, so naturally, America’s oxymoronically named “pro-life” forces are haunted even more by the “fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.”

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How Has the Pill Changed Your Life?

This month the National Women’s Law Center is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the birth control pill. To help recognize this golden anniversary, NWLC is compiling a list of 50 ways the pill has revolutionized women’s lives.

Help us commemorate the impact the birth control pill has made in women’s lives by letting us know how it changed your life.

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