Amid aggressive attempts to cut Planned Parenthood funding nationwide, there’s a bright spot in Texas, where low-income women will soon have access to free IUDs and STD testing after a recent $2 million donation.
In a nice development for your flagging faith in state governments, Colorado’s very successful program providing low-cost long-acting reversible contraception such as IUDs and hormonal implants for teens is getting funded again.
If you guessed abstinence-only education, not only are you wrong, but your consolation prize is a mild STI!
A couple of Fridays ago, I walked my older son to school and then my younger son to daycare. Then I crossed over the ice-and-salt encrusted overpass to the metro station and headed downtown. As I emerged back up onto the street, I checked my phone and enjoyed a little lift of triumph. Getting places a bit early or…
Some county jails in Tennessee are now providing long-acting, reversible birth control to inmates who request it. Although the program is, as far as we know, entirely voluntary, it’s being framed as a controversial choice by a local news station, which insinuates that it’s a waste of taxpayer money.
Much like all of your friends who’ve gotten IUDs and now proselytize relentlessly, a committee repping the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is encouraging doctors across America to tell patients about their long-acting reversible contraceptive options.
Radio Free Asia is reporting that North Korea has implemented a new policy forbidding doctors from performing abortions or implanting birth control devices like IUDs. It’s part of an effort to stem the country’s falling birth rate, according to the news agency.
Bristol Palin, scion of Sarah Palin, seven months pregnant in an “I got ahead of myself” situation, is mad about birth control. Specifically, she is mad about Washington teenagers having access to low-cost, long-acting, reversible birth control like IUDs. OK, Bristol. Let’s do this. You really want to do this?
IUDs, or intra-uterine devices have seen a recent resurgence in popularity, and are currently the most recommended form of birth control by U.S. doctors. If you’re in need of pregnancy prevention, here’s why you should consider getting one.
Hey, remember that subsidized-IUDs-for-teens program in Colorado? The one that many credit with dramatically reducing the teen pregnancy rate? Well, an attempt to get it state funding just bit the dust in a Republican-controlled state legislature committee. Of course! Because who gives a shit about actually reducing…
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,…
Another day, another way to avoid getting pregnant.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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,…