Stories tagged: birth control
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
Idaho senator yells at students lobbying for birth control
A state senator shouted at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood trying to schedule a meeting with him to discuss birth control and sex education.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Employer’s religious objections shouldn’t block birth control coverage, Senate says
Employers with religious objections to birth control could not keep their workers from having medical insurance that includes that coverage if it also has maternity coverage, a bill narrowly approved …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Bill would expand women’s reproductive health care
Senate considers requiring coverage of abortions for plans that offer maternity care.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Birth-control coverage fight faces key hearing in California
The state of California and the Trump administration will square off Tuesday before a U.S. judge who will decide whether to block new rules allowing more employers to opt out …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives
Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Lawsuit targets Trump’s rollback of birth-control rule
Two national advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit in Indiana on Tuesday challenging a rule change by President Donald Trump’s administration allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Michigan State researchers are on the cusp of developing a birth control for men
In studying the causes of male fertility and infertility and using a new gene editing technology, researchers discovered that they can effectively block the gene that controls sperm production in …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Women’s health docs say Trump ignores birth control science
The Trump administration’s new birth control rule is raising questions among some women’s health experts, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
California sues over changes to birth control coverage rule
California sued the Trump administration Friday, claiming that it unlawfully discriminated against women in its decision to limit a rule that requires employers to provide for contraceptives in their health …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Trump’s one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights
In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
Birth control: Trump expands opt-out for workplace insurance
The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Trump may limit Obama-era free contraception mandate
The Trump administration could issue a rule as early as Friday that would sharply limit the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate, a move that could mean hundreds of thousands …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Leaked birth control rule would broaden religious exemption
Women’s groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Trump administration keeps defending contraception mandate
President Donald Trump promised religious groups he would reverse the Obama administration’s requirement that employers provide birth control to their employees under the Affordable Care Act.
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
Harrop: Let pharmacies prescribe contraceptives
Western states lead way towards making access to birth control easier and cheaper.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
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
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 …