Even as the Court decided that closely-held corporations could have religious rights protected by the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the conservative majority minimized not only the importance of women's health but also the goal of women's equality.
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. today in a major blow to reproductive rights for women across the nation.
The New York City law immediately became a target after it passed in 2011.
A campaign to put a “personhood” initiative on Mississippi’s November 2015 ballot failed last week after the initiative’s organizers – Personhood Mississippi – did not turn in petitions with the required number of signatures on time. The measure, known as Initiative 41, proposed to amend the Mississippi state constitution to create an “inalienable right to life” beginning...
The NYPD will stop its practice of confiscating condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution.
A current condom shortage in Cuba is stirring fears of higher STD rates and unplanned pregnancies.
A major advance today in the fight for birth control, as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists officially endorsed giving contraceptive information to those who request it.
The Court's ruling, however, was not a complete victory for women's health.
53 percent of the 1,000 adults surveyed by telephone said that they believe employers should be required to include contraception coverage in workers' health plans even if the employers oppose its use.
"If the government is entitled to require that female contraceptives be provided to women free of charge, we have trouble understanding how signing the form that declares Notre Dame's authorized refusal to pay for contraceptives for its students or staff, and mailing the authorization document to those companies, which under federal law are obligated to...
Let’s be clear: the substantial burden of being exempt from ACA regulations is not on the Little Sisters but is squarely on the shoulders of its low- and middle-income nursing home employees, mostly women, and their families.
Pharmacists often give teens misleading information about emergency contraception that may prevent them from obtaining it, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. After pediatrician Dr. Tracy Wilkinson, the lead study author, heard strange information from her teenage patients about emergency contraception, she decided to investigate. She and several researchers called over...
Feminist Majority Foundation Urges US Supreme Court to Let Women, Not Bosses, Make Decisions About Birth Control
"Religion should not be used as a cover for profit-making businesses to discriminate against women - nor should women be held hostage to their boss' personal religious beliefs."
"Together, so much has already been achieved, and the incredibly positive spirit expressed during this conference convinces me that we can do so much more."
Political leaders and health advocates from around the world will meet in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Abba, this week for the third annual International Conference on Family Planning.
The report insists that free or low-cost condoms should be available in locations easily accessible for adolescents - such as schools, pediatricians' offices, and even malls.
Indian Health Services will now provide emergency contraception without a consultation or prescription at its federally-operated facilities.
"Nearly every woman uses contraception at some point in her life. This law ensures that employers do not discriminate against their workers by making it difficult for them to obtain the care they need."
In a landscape where the median age for women to first have sex has decreased since 1988, it is likely that the lower rate of teen births is heavily shaped by birth control access and information.
On Monday, a state court temporarily blocked an Oklahoma law that would require persons 17 years or younger to have a prescription to access emergency contraception and require proof of age before purchasing the medication.