Crisis Pregnancy Center Worker Told a Woman Her IUD Was 'Your Baby' 

A new investigation from NARAL Pro-Choice California finds that—surprise!—crisis pregnancy centers are still lying to women, delivering their trademark mixture of shame, guilt, misinformation and outright lies to persuade them not to have abortions. An undercover NARAL worker was told by a CPC employee that her IUD,… » 3/16/15 11:00am 3/16/15 11:00am

Assistant Principal Placed on Leave After IUD-Related Emergency

Kourtney Glaser, assistant principal at Comanche Springs Elementary School in Saginaw, Texas, is speaking out after being placed on leave for experiencing an emergency involving her IUD. » 2/26/15 6:50pm 2/26/15 6:50pm

You and Everyone You Know Are So Into Your IUDs

A new study from the CDC reveals that the number of women ages 15 to 44 using "long-acting reversible contraception" like IUDs is still low, but has greatly increased in recent years. » 12/11/14 11:30am 12/11/14 11:30am

Suddenly, Republicans Are All About Getting You Birth Control

After many aspirin-between-the-knees travails and legitimate rape pratfalls, Republicans have finally seized on something that they hope will resonate with women: over the counter birth control. Yay! Right? » 9/15/14 2:00pm 9/15/14 2:00pm

Guess What? Dirt-Cheap Birth Control Means Fewer Teen Births

Between 2009 and 2013, the teen pregnancy rate in Colorado has dropped 40 percent. And—golly gee willikers!—the state is crediting the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, which provides cheap-to-free IUDs and implants to low-income women. » 7/08/14 1:10pm 7/08/14 1:10pm

The Exciting Things You Learn While Volunteering at a Women's Clinic

First of all: there are men out there who will water down their urine in order to offer their wives "proof" they didn't give them chlamydia. » 7/08/13 12:19pm 7/08/13 12:19pm

IUDs Are Totally Safe For Teenagers, Too

A new University of Texas study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology recommends IUDs as a birth-control method for teenagers. The study's authors say increasing teenagers' access to IUDs could have a "tremendous impact" on rates of unintended pregnancy. » 4/12/13 4:40pm 4/12/13 4:40pm

Physicians Advise Offering IUDs to Teenagers Because Duh

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has issued a new guideline suggesting that IUDs and contraceptive implants should be offered to teenage patients. The group says that long-acting, reversible contraceptive methods have much higher success rates than short-acting methods (like condoms, patches, rings,… » 9/21/12 8:20pm 9/21/12 8:20pm

Personhood: The Movie!

Despite our relief that Mississippi voted down that whole egg-as-a-person business, the idiotic people behind the Personhood movement will still fight what they believe is the good fight. This news is generally bad for the ladies, but what about the film industry? Say what you want, but I would pay $12 to see Fetal… » 11/10/11 12:00pm 11/10/11 12:00pm

IUDs Might Be Even More Awesome Than We Thought

In addition to the other benefits for many women, including very high effectiveness rates, a new analysis suggests that the IUD might protect against cervical cancer. Researchers found looked at studies of a combined 20,000 women and "found that the risk of cervical cancer in women who used IUDs was nearly half that… » 9/13/11 6:20pm 9/13/11 6:20pm

Why Do So Many New Mothers Choose Sterilization?

New mothers interested in long term birth control typically have two options after giving birth. One is completely reversible and renewable every 5 to 10 years, the other is permanent, more expensive, and difficult to reverse. It seems that, for women in a position to choose, the . Why, then, do so many women opt for… » 8/27/11 11:35am 8/27/11 11:35am

Making Sure Insurers Cover Birth Control

The state of Washington has fined the insurance company Regence for not complying with a state law that requires coverage of contraception. The company had covered insertion of IUDs, but not removal. Sorry, ladies, you should have thought of that before you tried to prevent God's will! » 8/16/11 10:15am 8/16/11 10:15am

Shockingly, Free And More Effective Birth Control Leads To Fewer…

A recent study of 510 women in New Zealand showed that giving women free IUDs after abortions drastically reduced their chances of a repeat abortion within two years, compared to the women in the study who chose to go on the pill. » 7/28/11 12:20pm 7/28/11 12:20pm

User's Guide: Getting An IUD

My period came today. The cramps are...bad. In fact, they're worse than they were even just last month, because a few weeks ago, I made a choice that increasing numbers of young, childless American women share: I got an IUD. » 4/09/10 5:40pm 4/09/10 5:40pm