Posts tagged "Contraception"
Mississippi Personhood Initiative Fails

Mississippi Personhood Initiative Fails

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...
Advocates Push NYPD for More Reform Following Recent Condom Seizure Policy Revision

Advocates Push NYPD for More Reform Following Recent Condom Seizure Policy Revision

The NYPD will stop its practice of confiscating condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution.
Cuba Faces Condom Shortage

Cuba Faces Condom Shortage

A current condom shortage in Cuba is stirring fears of higher STD rates and unplanned pregnancies.
April 23, 1963: Major National Endorsement Shifts Dialogue on Birth Control and Contraception

April 23, 1963: Major National Endorsement Shifts Dialogue on Birth Control and Contraception

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.
Philippines Supreme Court Upholds Law Promoting Reproductive Health Access

Philippines Supreme Court Upholds Law Promoting Reproductive Health Access

The Court's ruling, however, was not a complete victory for women's health.
Majority of Americans Approve of Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Majority of Americans Approve of Obamacare Contraception Mandate

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.
Court Rules Against Notre Dame's Contraception Mandate Appeal

Court Rules Against Notre Dame’s Contraception Mandate Appeal

"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...
Millions of Women Have ACA Contraceptive Coverage, But Not The Employees of Little Sisters

Millions of Women Have ACA Contraceptive Coverage, But Not The Employees of Little Sisters

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.
Study Finds Pharmacists Misinform Teens Seeking Plan B

Study Finds Pharmacists Misinform Teens Seeking Plan B

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

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."
Report Shows Strong Global Commitment to Family Planning

Report Shows Strong Global Commitment to Family Planning

"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."
International Conference on Family Planning Starts Today

International Conference on Family Planning Starts Today

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.
Report Encourages Increased Access to Condoms for Adolescents

Report Encourages Increased Access to Condoms for Adolescents

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.
IHS Expands Plan B Access for Native American Women

IHS Expands Plan B Access for Native American Women

Indian Health Services will now provide emergency contraception without a consultation or prescription at its federally-operated facilities.
US Federal Appeals Court Rules For-Profit Must Cover Contraception

US Federal Appeals Court Rules For-Profit Must Cover Contraception

"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."
Birth Control Access Brings US Teen Birth Rate to All-Time Low

Birth Control Access Brings US Teen Birth Rate to All-Time Low

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.
Judges Blocks Law Restricting OTC Emergency Contraception

Judges Blocks Law Restricting OTC Emergency Contraception

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.
More than Abortion: What We Lose When Clinics Shut Down

More than Abortion: What We Lose When Clinics Shut Down

Make no mistake: though headlines focus narrowly on only the abortion care provided at these clinics, the regulation of health centers means we're losing much more than one procedure.
Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for "31 Days of Unity"

Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for “31 Days of Unity”

Center for Reproductive Rights joins with reproductive rights, health, and justice organizations in August to urge Congress to take action against extreme attacks on women’s health.
Hobby Lobby Win Injunction Against Birth Control Mandate

Hobby Lobby Win Injunction Against Birth Control Mandate

After receiving a temporary injunction from US District Judge Joe Heaton last week, Hobby Lobby will now be exempted from the Affordable Care Act stipulation that requires employer-based insurance plans to cover various birth control methods at no extra cost to employees until October 1, 2013.