Stories tagged: birth control
Mon., July 25, 2016, 7 p.m.
Birth control options for women over 40 – other than the pill
Almost one quarter of women in the United States between ages 15 and 44 use the birth control pill to prevent pregnancy. Some doctors advise against continuing its use after …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
Supreme Court announces compromise on Obamacare contraceptives dispute
The Supreme Court on Monday announced a compromise ruling on contraceptives that clears the way for women working for religious organizations to receive the free birth control promised by President …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 5:49 a.m.
When Zika hits, a push for birth control and abortion?
There’s little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects – and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 5:26 a.m.
Early embryo development seen with aid of new lab techniques
New lab techniques have provided the first good look at a crucial but mysterious stage in the development of human embryos, scientists reported Wednesday.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Supreme Court’s female justices take aim at Texas abortion restrictions
The three women on the Supreme Court led an attack Wednesday on a Texas law that would shut down about three-fourths of the state’s abortion clinics.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
Sex a bigger problem for Zika virus than first believed
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that they’re investigating 12 cases where the women’s only known exposure to the Zika virus was through sex with a male …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
School districts offering condoms to middle schoolers
Available in a vast array of eye-catching colors and even candylike flavors, condoms are increasingly being distributed to teenagers to drive home a message about safe sex. But the question …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Anti-AIDS vaginal ring partially protects women, study finds
Women who inserted a vaginal ring coated with an anti-AIDS drug once a month were partially protected against HIV infection, researchers said Monday as they released long-awaited results from two …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Planned Parenthood funding cut by Wisconsin governor
Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation that would cut millions of taxpayer dollars for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
Pope suggests contraception can be condoned in Zika crisis
Pope Francis has suggested that women threatened with the Zika virus could use artificial contraception but not abort their fetus, saying there’s a clear moral difference between aborting a fetus …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
House passes birth control access bill
The House has a bill that would make it easier for women to consistently access contraceptives.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss
A Brazilian health official warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as global measures mounted Friday against the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects.
Sat., Nov. 28, 2015, midnight
Harrop: Let pharmacies prescribe contraceptives
Western states lead way towards making access to birth control easier and cheaper.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015, midnight
Scientists identify potential birth control ‘pill’ for men
Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control “pill” for men, new research suggests. The drugs – …
Fri., July 24, 2015, midnight
Appeals court rules pharmacists must make Plan B, other contraceptives available in Washington
Washington pharmacists who have religious objections to abortion or birth control can be sanctioned by the state if they send customers to another store for emergency contraception, a federal appeals …
Mon., Oct. 13, 2014, 9:20 a.m.
Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church
VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops showed unprecedented openness Monday to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays had gifts to offer the church and should be accepted …
Wed., April 2, 2014, 2:16 p.m.
Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers
WASHINGTON — The company leading the legal challenge against birth control coverage under the new health care law offers its workers a retirement plan that includes investments in companies making …
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014, 8:44 a.m.
Obama administration: Birth control mandate should not be blocked
The Justice Department called on Justice Sonia Sotomayor to dissolve her last-minute stay on the contraceptive coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Sotomayor issued the …
Tue., Nov. 26, 2013, 9:06 a.m.
Supreme Court will take up new health law dispute
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2013, 3:41 p.m.
US wants Supreme Court to take up Hobby Lobby case
OKLAHOMA CITY — The federal government is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether Hobby Lobby and a Christian bookstore chain have to provide a wide range of birth …
Tue., July 23, 2013, midnight
Weighing contraception choices
In my last column, I reviewed some of the contraception options. Now I will discuss hormonal contraception and IUDs. Many hormonal contraceptives exist for women. Skin patches, vaginal rings and …
Thu., June 20, 2013, 1:41 p.m.
Dog birth control shots could limit populations
LOS ANGELES — A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Dogs that weren’t caught were covered in mange …
Mon., June 10, 2013, 5:16 p.m.
Feds to comply with morning-after pill ruling
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government on Monday told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2012, 9:13 a.m.
US abortions fall 5 pct, biggest drop in a decade
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the recession and its aftermath in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, perhaps because women are more …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012, 2:09 p.m.
Hobby Lobby asks judge to block health care law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An arts and craft supply company owned by a Christian family asked a judge Thursday to block a portion of the new federal health care law, …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2012, midnight
Steve Massey: Free birth control encourages irresponsibility
Would you be in favor of giving away your cash if it helped lower the number of thefts in your community? Most of us would answer no.
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 12:32 a.m.
Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012, 2:23 p.m.
Pastors protest Hobby Lobby on morning-after pill
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Christian activists attempted Thursday to deliver a petition to Hobby Lobby criticizing its challenge to a portion of the new federal health care law, but guards …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012, 11:41 a.m.
Pastors protest Hobby Lobby birth control fight
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition of liberal Christian groups has come out against Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit challenging federal health care guidelines that require companies to provide insurance that covers …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 1:26 p.m.
NYC schools dispensing morning-after pill to girls
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 …