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 of… » 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