How To Actually Get Your Free Birth Control 

Remember when Barack Obama announced that the Affordable Care Act would include a birth control mandate that gives women access to birth control for the lovely cost of free? That was great. Those guidelines kicked in on August 1 of 2012, but now, more than two years later, some women are still paying for their… » 2/18/15 5:30pm 2/18/15 5:30pm

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

Online Sales Give Women Emergency Contraceptives at Half the Price

Syzygy, a health care company that launched last year, is encouraging women to pick up birth control by offering their emergency contraceptive AfterPill at roughly half the price of over-the-counter birth control. How are they able to provide it so inexpensively? By avoiding the pharmacy altogether and exclusively… » 10/14/14 12:30pm 10/14/14 12:30pm

Notre Dame Wants Exemption From the Birth Control It Doesn't Cover

The University of Notre Dame has just upped the ante in their fight against the birth control mandate of the Affordable Care Act, appealing to the Supreme Court to step in and hopefully allow the university to basically rid themselves of the paperwork that lets them opt out of birth control. » 10/07/14 10:50am 10/07/14 10:50am

​Doctors Declare IUDs the Best Birth Control Method for Teens

Teen pregnancy rates may be falling, but members of the American Academy of Pediatrics are still on it—updating their stance on the most effective forms of birth control for sexually active teens. They have stated that for adolescents, implantable rods and intrauterine devices (IUDs) are the way to go. » 9/29/14 10:20am 9/29/14 10:20am

​CVS Has Been Illegally Charging Women for Birth Control

Despite the fact that the Affordable Care Act's Women's Health Amendment states that all FDA-approved birth control, like pills, vaginal rings, patches, implantable rods, IUDs, prescribed by a doctor is exempt from cost-share, it looks like some companies have conveniently forgot the mandate, charging women anyway. … » 9/24/14 11:00am 9/24/14 11:00am

'History's Worst Contraceptives' Will Make Your Vagina Wince

Listen to a cheerful but calm women explain Britishly just how desperate women have been to not get pregnant over the course of history. Listen and then go gently caress your advanced 21st century western medicine contraceptives with the adoration of a forest animal bathing its newborn infant. » 9/22/14 6:30pm 9/22/14 6:30pm

Women In Stock Photos Do Not Trust Birth Control

Women featured in stock photos have busy, complicated lives. They're laughing alone with all kinds of salads, both with and without croutons. They're diversely inept at riding bikes. They fly into unpredictable hysterics in the presence of a scale. But there's one thing that most stock photo women agree on: birth… » 9/22/14 4:30pm 9/22/14 4:30pm

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

Planned Parenthood to Offer Birth Control and Counseling Online

Birth control for everyone! Planned Parenthood services are available online if you live in Minnesota and Washington state and need medication and, soon, counseling for sexually transmitted diseases. They’re basically a nurse in your purse. » 9/11/14 10:40am 9/11/14 10:40am

Nuns Battling Birth Control Mandate Reject New Fix

In news that will surprise absolutely no one, attempting to provide American women with insurance coverage for birth control continues to be a long, exhausting and frustrating process. » 9/09/14 2:40pm 9/09/14 2:40pm

White House Has a Plan to Keep Your Boss' Hands Off Your Birth Control

Some American corporation-people (and religious non-profits!) believe that their sincere God-related prudery trumps women's right to affordable contraception. The Supreme Court agrees with them. And so the White House has been forced to make two major changes to the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate in order… » 8/22/14 6:00pm 8/22/14 6:00pm

Republican Forgets The Words 'Birth Control' While Faking Lady Support

It’s official, this is the Week Of Fools. They are everywhere, even *sarcastic gasp* in the form of a Republican trying to remember the term for ... you know, that thing that stops women from getting pregnant. They're always up in arms about it ... oh yeah, birth control! » 8/15/14 1:40pm 8/15/14 1:40pm

'Nobody' Is Trying to Ban Birth Control, Says Guy Who Tried to Ban It

Today, probable 2016 Republican Presidential hopeful Rand Paul told a crowd in Iowa that "Nobody here" was trying to ban birth control. Either Rand Paul has a terrible memory, or he has such low self esteem that he considers himself "nobody," because just last year, Rand Paul cosponsored a bill that would have banned… » 8/06/14 2:30pm 8/06/14 2:30pm

Birth Control Has Been Linked to Breast Cancer, But Don't Freak Out

Researchers have found that using certain types of birth control can increase the likelihood that a woman will suffer from breast cancer at a young age. Prepare for this factoid to be splashed, sans nuance, on all sorts of whackadoodle political propaganda soon! » 8/04/14 12:50pm 8/04/14 12:50pm

Nurse Who Won't Prescribe Birth Control Sues Clinic For Not Hiring Her

When Tampa, Florida nurse Sara Hellwege applied for a job at a local family planning clinic, she matter-of-factly informed her potential employers that she would not be prescribing any hormonal contraception. When the clinic didn't hire her because prescribing birth control was part of the job, she responded by suing.… » 7/21/14 2:40pm 7/21/14 2:40pm

Your Employers Must Tell You If They Think You're a Babykilling Slut

After the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision went down, many women wondered if they would suddenly find themselves at the mercy of their boss's heretofore unknown beliefs that women who take birth control are abortion-happy harlots. Unfortunately, the answer is still yes. Fortunately, thanks to new rules set forth… » 7/17/14 3:15pm 7/17/14 3:15pm

GOP Bill Kindly Gives You the Right To Pay For Your Own Birth Control

A proposed Republican bill aims to bravely stand up for a woman's right to pay for her own birth control out-of-pocket. Uh, thanks? » 7/16/14 1:10pm 7/16/14 1:10pm

Democrats Introduce Bill to Reverse the Horrible Hobby Lobby Ruling

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court supremely sucking, Democrats in the House and Senate are fighting back in order to protect the contraception access of all women — even those who work for companies run by morons who are terrified of female reproductive autonomy. » 7/10/14 5:00pm 7/10/14 5:00pm

Fun Craft Idea: Pro-Choice Trolling in Hobby Lobby Aisles

Hobby Lobby is a large corporation-person whose interests include crafting, God and denying women affordable contraception access. If you're miffed that this chain retailer is a more of a person than actual human women and looking for a simple and sort-of-fun way to stick it to the corporation-Man, then look no… » 7/08/14 5:15pm 7/08/14 5:15pm