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A Natural Alternative to the Pill?

It’s unpopular not to celebrate the Pill because there’s enough opposition to reproductive rights; why add fuel to the fire? Yet while many women happily use them, a significant share find that side effects largely outweigh the benefits.

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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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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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Roundup: One Day You’re In, and the Next Day, You’re Out

Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) is likely out of a job, and the pill celebrated 50 years on Mother’s Day.

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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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My Mother’s Story: Still a Reality for Far Too Many Women

As we prepare to honor our mothers, I am struck by the difference between my mother’s childbearing experiences and my own.  I had many choices; she had few.

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The Pill Increases Your Risk…Compared to What?

When we hear about the increased risk of serious side effects, such as blood clots and strokes, associated with hormonal contraceptives, we should ask ourselves: "Compared to what?"

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The Evil Pill?

In a column on CSCNews.com yesterday, Judie Brown made the ridiculous statement that birth control is "a recreational
drug with serious side effects." As if unprotected sex isn’t?

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Clandestine Contraception in Kenya

Kenyan women are still suffering at the hands of a male-dominated birth
control system.

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Rethinking the Pill

A new book called The Pill: Are
You Sure It’s For You?
reexamines the pill, questioning its use as a default contraceptive.

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