Swedish Regulator Says Birth Control App Isn't Actually Causing Too Many Unplanned Pregnancies

The Swedish Medical Products Agency has closed its investigation into Natural Cycles, a new fertility-tracking app that supposedly doubles as “digital birth control,” finding the app is safe to use as contraceptive. Though a hospital in Stockholm linked 37 unplanned pregnancies to the app, the Swedish MPA says Natural…

This Birth Control App Just Got FDA Approval (But It's Being Investigated for Unintended Pregnancies)

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration gave marketing approval to Natural Cycles, an app that dubs itself “digital birth control.” It’s the first time a fertility-tracking app has gotten the official OK to advertise itself as birth control, which might seem an exciting leap into the baby-preventing future of our…

Ian Somerhalder 'Threw Out' Nikki Reed's Birth Control Pills So She Would Get Pregnant 

Ian Somerhalder and his wife Nikki Reed were guests on a podcast called Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy Podcast this week. I have no idea who Dr. Berlin is, but both he and his cohost, a midwife named Blyss Young, appear to be quite good at making their guests comfortable, because Somerhalder told an upsetting story…

Oregon Could Require Insurance Companies to Cover All Reproductive Health Services, Including Abortion

In a season three episode of Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer comments on the over-politicizing of reproductive rights, remarking aptly that “if men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at an ATM.” But men CANNOT get pregnant, so instead women’s health advocates must spend their time fighting for affordable…