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  • Pregnancy
    Change in drug labeling will keep pregnant women better informed
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a final rule that requires drug companies to outline the risks associated with taking medicine while pregnant and breastfeeding. The new system, said the FDA in a Dec. 3 news release, ...
  • contraception
    Contraception from the early to mid 2oth century
    Unfortunately from 1909 - 1924 the States were sterilizing patients in mental institutions so no more “imbeciles would be brought forth in this world.” The practice of eugenics was quickly abolished because it denied a person the...
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    The fight for female reproductive rights in the beginning of the 20th century
    By the end of the 19th century the birth rates in industrialized countries started to decline. Many families moved to the cities and had fewer children. In the United States women did practice birth control, but the government made it very hard to...
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    Birth control through the Middle Ages and the Victorian Era
    During the Middle Ages the Roman Catholic Church had a stronghold on the societies of the day. The church forbade any kind of birth control. However, sexually active women still practiced coitus interruptus, using lily root and rue as a spermicide...
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    Ancient and medieval birth control methods
    MesopotamiaThere was a time that the only contraceptive that was available to us was unscientific methods for birth control. The ancient people of Mesopotamia and Egypt as far back as 1550 BCE used "honey, acacia leaves, and lint to be placed...
  • SECURE study set to give new contraception patch Twirla a whirl
    SECURE study set to give new contraceptive patch Twirla a whirl
    Agile Therapeutics,Inc., a women's health specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new prescription contraceptive products,has announced that approximately 2,100 female subjects are expected to be...
  • Oral contraceptives used in study of teen pregnancy prevention
    When offered reliable, free birth control, teens less likely to become pregnant
    When offered free contraception and education about birth control methods, teens were far less likely to become pregnant or obtain an abortion compared to sexually active teens not on birth control, according to a new study.Researchers offered...
  • Free birth control program drops teen pregnancy rate by 78 percent.
    Free birth control program drops teen pregnancy rate by 78 percent
    A trail program that provides free birth control for teens has produced a 78 percent decrease in teen pregnancy and a 77 decrease in abortions in five years. The Contraceptive CHOICE Project led by Dr. Gina Secura with the Washington University...
  • Emergency contraception
    A guide to emergency contraception for young women
    If you've had unprotected sex, you may be considering emergency contraception. Hormonal urges sometimes overwhelm our sense of judgment. Engaging in unprotected sex can happen to anyone at any time. Emergency contraception is used to prevent...
  • United States Supreme Court
    Principles, corporations, and Eden Foods
    In the wake of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. et al., 573 U.S. _____ (2014), a number of aspects of the decision have meant that lower courts have had to rethink what they had decided in other cases. One of those aspects is that it is...
  • Hobby Lobby
    Hobby Lobby and contraceptive costs
    We have been looking at the decisions in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. et al., 573 U.S. _____ (2014) and Wheaton College v. Burwell, 573 U.S. _____ (2014), and there is an aspect of the entire situation which defies logic but seems to be...
  • udallloss
    Senate Democrats fail in effort to overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling
    An effort by Senate Democrats to override the recent Supreme Court ruling with regard to contraceptive covered fell short of the needed 60 votes. While the measure most certainly would have failed in the Republican controlled House of...
  • Hobby Lobby, Antioch, California
    Hobby Lobby: The key points
    Much noise has been raised about the recent Hobby Lobby decision (Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. et al., 573 U.S. _____ (2014)) by people who either have not read or have not understood the opinion of the court. This has been complicated...
  • Free contraceptives
    Report: Three-month-old infant gets contraceptive ID under Obamacare
    On Friday, Fox News' Todd Starnes said on Facebook that thanks to an Obamacare mandate, some newborns are receiving an ID card that lets them receive contraceptives free of charge -- without parental consent.Starnes said he got word of the...
  • Patty Murray
    Senate Democrats move to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling
    After last week's disgraceful Supreme Court ruling, that says employers can decide, based on arbitrary and unfounded religious beliefs, what birth control to cover in a woman's health care plan, Senate Democrats are moving to reverse the...