birth control

The pill without a prescription

Two states will soon allow women to get birth control pills without a physician’s prescription. California and Oregon has passed laws that will allow women to get hormonal contraceptives directly from […]

ACA requirement saves women money

Women saved hundreds of dollars in the first year after the Affordable Care Act required insurers to cover prescription contraceptives. The health law required the coverage of most forms of prescription […]

Survey: Insurers misinform women on contraceptive coverage

A secret shopper survey conducted last year revealed health insurers in Washington systematically gave women false or inaccurate information about contraceptive coverage. Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurers must cover […]

Pediatrician group recommends IUDs, implants for teens

New recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics consider long-acting reversible contraception, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and progestin implants, the “first-line contraceptive choices for adolescents.” The pediatrician group made the […]

Priorities for birth control decision making

When it comes to discussing birth control options, women and their physicians have differing opinions about what’s most important. For doctors, the most important things to discuss are how to use […]

Reality TV impacts declining teen birth rate

A new study is crediting the popular MTV reality show “16 and Pregnant” – and the subsequent “Teen Mom” shows – with impacting the declining teen birth rate. The National Bureau […]

Morning-after pill ineffective for heavier women

Turns out, that morning-after pill may not be so effective at preventing pregnancy – at least not if you weigh more than 165 pounds. The European manufacturer of an emergency contraception […]

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