Cheaper alternatives to Plan B can now be sold over the counter without age restrictions
Some are finding it difficult to dump a contraceptive that has been known in some cases to lead to death
Ethiopia has over 77 million inhabitants, and is considered one of the poorer countries in Africa. But this year, it’s playing host to the annual International Family Planning Conference in its capital, Addis Ababa.
In the latest volley over the contraceptive Plan B, a federal judge reversed the Department of Health and Human Services decision to restrict over-the-counter availability of the morning after pill to those 17 years or older .
What would happen if women at risk for unintended pregnancies received the birth control of their choice — especially the more effective kinds — at no cost?
Long-acting contraceptives like IUDs and implants, which eliminate the potential for human error, are far more effective than more commonly used methods like the Pill, patch and vaginal ring.
Teens who received sex-ed instruction in school waited longer to have sex than those who hadn’t learned about abstinence and contraception.
Condoms and vasectomies are so yesterday. Researchers are working on a way to zap sperm to control male fertility.
A new, long-term study finds that the pill really does help with painful periods.
Even at an all-time low, the U.S. teen pregnancy rate is still the highest among developed countries.
Good news and bad for women who take the pill: new research finds that those who meet their partners while taking oral contraceptives report less sexual satisfaction in their relationships — but they’re also less likely to split up.