The Future of Just-For-Fun Sex Sounds Like No Fun at All

Professor Carl Djerassi, Austrian-American chemist and inventor of the Pill, recently made an interesting prediction in the Telegraph: that, by 2050, most babies in the West will be born via IVF, thereby making all sex recreational. Yes! Let's go get our free-spirited fuck on because oh wait yeah no this is terrible. » 11/15/14 2:00pm 11/15/14 2:00pm

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

Let's Pour One Out for the Gals Who Can't Find Good Birth Control

You know who you are. The Pill made ya crazy. Mirena gave you horrible cystic acne. The Patch gave you a blood clot. And so on. So it goes for women who, for whatever reason, just cannot find a good birth control for their particular body and sitch that doesn't make them feel like some kind of shit. This one is for… » 8/04/14 4:20pm 8/04/14 4:20pm

Seriously, WHAT Is It Going to Take to Get a Male Birth Control Pill?

Gather round, ladies, for our quarterly consciousness-raising circle regarding the fact that there is still no male contraceptive pill. What is the delay? Can we take up a collection or something? » 2/03/14 1:40pm 2/03/14 1:40pm

Republican Sues to Keep Wife & Daughters From Accessing Birth Control

A (male, Republican, natch) Missouri state representative is suing the federal government for a personal family exemption from the Obamacare birth control mandate on the grounds that it violates his religious liberty. Since we can assume that this male Republican is not worried about blocking his own access to a… » 8/15/13 11:10am 8/15/13 11:10am

Judge Defies Obama, Wants Morning-After Pill Available For All Ages

A federal judge continued his criticism of the Obama administration's attempts to delay making the morning-after pill available to all women, of any age, without a prescription. » 5/11/13 5:15pm 5/11/13 5:15pm

Gird Yer Loins: New Research Promises a Male Pill (Might Be Coming)…

There's new hope on the horizon for people everywhere who don't want to be parents! A study in PLoS Genetics reveals that there's possibly a way to stop sperm from swimming. Stop those fuckers DEAD, I say. Also, please, please let me remove this damn IUD, I'd love to stop this thing where I don't menstruate for three… » 11/01/12 9:21am 11/01/12 9:21am

Christian College Suing Over Birth Control Mandate Didn't Realize it…

Wheaton College, a private Christian school in Illinois, wishes to be exempt from the Obama administration's newly-enacted birth control insurance mandate, like other religious-run schools and hospitals. But there's one problem: Wheaton doesn't qualify for the exemption, despite the fact that they're adamantly against… » 8/03/12 4:50pm 8/03/12 4:50pm

'Abortion Capital of the World' Curiously Less Abort-y After Women Go…

Better deploy both Captain Obvious and the entire No Shit S.W.A.T. Team to investigate this: in the Eastern European country of Georgia, when birth control was severely restricted by the government, women used to have an average of three abortions apiece in their lifetimes. Now that they're able to access the pill at… » 7/20/12 12:20pm 7/20/12 12:20pm

Catholic Colleges Refuse to Pay for Whore Pills

Religious colleges are displeased with the Obama administration's decision to require birth control coverage for their employees and students under the Affordable Care Act. Actually "displeased" probably isn't a good word. "Hopping mad" is more accurate. A group of hopping mad bishops is filing suit against the… » 1/30/12 11:15am 1/30/12 11:15am

Soon, Your Employer Will Be Required to Fully Cover Your Birth Control

Today, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that the Obama administration will soon require every employer-sponsored insurance plan to fully cover the cost of birth control. Additionally, the tiny loophole that allows some religious-based employers to be exempt from the requirement won't… » 1/20/12 4:40pm 1/20/12 4:40pm

FDA Wants You to Know that Birth Control is Very Dangerous

The Obama administration has barred over-the-counter sales of Plan B for women under 17 because of as-yet unelaborated upon health concerns. A popular breast cancer drug doesn't work. Breast cancer screenings may be harmful. And now, the Food and Drug Administration wants birth control manufacturers to include new… » 12/09/11 4:10pm 12/09/11 4:10pm

Some Women Use Birth Control For Non-Whorish Reasons

Anti birth control types love to point out that women use birth control so that they can slut around without the risk of getting pregnant (God's most precious, precious punishment). But new research shows that this isn't the case at all; in fact, many women use the pill for reasons completely unrelated to harlotry. » 11/17/11 6:30pm 11/17/11 6:30pm

Does The Pill Make Sex Terrible?

New research shows that The Pill reduces lubrication, arousal, and a woman's ability to orgasm, thus lending credence to my theory that a lot of hormonal birth control "controls" whether or not you give "birth" by making you never want to have sex. We just can't win with our ladyparts, can we? » 10/31/11 7:45pm 10/31/11 7:45pm

The Pill Makes You Pick A Loving Mate Who's Bad In Bed

It's time to update that old song about getting an "ugly girl to marry you." Apparently the key to being happy for the rest of your life is to go on the pill, find a less attractive dude, and engage in some mediocre sex. Though, there's also a chance that you'll eventually grow tired of hooking up with your ugly mate,… » 10/11/11 11:52pm 10/11/11 11:52pm

Duh: Women More Likely To Stay On The Pill When They Have A Longer…

Once again, scientists have confirmed something that any woman who's ever taken birth control pills could tell you: It's easier to stay on them when you aren't running out every few months. » 9/15/11 2:30pm 9/15/11 2:30pm

Birth Control Pills May Affect Your Memory

According to new research, contraceptives like the pill can change the way your memory works — and not just because you're always trying to remember to take the damn thing. » 9/12/11 12:08am 9/12/11 12:08am

What Happened When I Went Off The Pill

We all know the benefits of birth control pills: they're safe, effective, regulate your period (hello, cramps and flow!), help fight acne, and when taken properly, prevent pregnancy. Your hormones are under control, the sun is shining and birds are chirping your favorite song. » 8/30/11 4:00pm 8/30/11 4:00pm

If You Only See One Birth Control Commercial Today, Let It Be This

You may not know what you want in life, but you do know that you need time to figure it out. And you're certainly not going to have that time if you get all knocked up! » 1/21/11 6:22pm 1/21/11 6:22pm