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Insurers must cover birth control with no copays

Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said today in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as …


Birth control pill gets backing

WASHINGTON – Federal health experts said Thursday a new type of morning-after contraceptive that works longer than existing drugs is safe and effective. The Food and Drug Administration’s panel of …


Couples Who Lapse, Repent Deserve Mercy

Married couples who use contraceptives in violation of Roman Catholic Church teaching can be forgiven if they repent and intend not to sin again, according to new Vatican guidelines for …


Pope Calls Contraceptives A Form Of ‘Hedonism’

Pope John Paul II urged Saturday that doctors pay more attention to “natural” family planning as an alternative to contraceptives, which he called a form of “hedonism.” The Catholic church …


Contraceptive Use Boosts Survival Of Moms, Babies

The increasing use of contraceptives in Uzbekistan has lead to a significant decline in the deaths of infants and their mothers, a U.N. official said Monday. Between 1992 and 1994, …


Sterilization Using ‘Glue’ Being Studied

A doctor believes he has found a way to sterilize women permanently without surgery or scars: two squirts of a substance similar to Super Glue. Researchers injected small amounts of …