All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘birth control’

Zayn Malik: One Direction Singer Gets Advice from Russell Brand

Zayn Malik–One Direction singer and young hunk extraordinaire–had the opportunity to meet actor and comedian Russell Brand a couple of years back. Zayn shares some of that unusual meeting in the band’s new autobiography, Who We Are. It seems Russell Brand actually offered the 1D singer some birth control advice. According to a report from Billboard, Zayn Malik was a …

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Wireless Birth Control Could Hit the Market by 2018, Thanks to Bill Gates

The concept of implanting birth control that lasts for years is nothing new, but the idea of implanting remote-controlled birth control that can work for a decade and a half sure is. But if things go according to plan, that kind of technology could be on the market in the next few years. The MIT Technology Review reports on MicroCHIPS, …

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Megyn Kelly Holds No Punches; Now No. 1 News Show

For the past 150 consecutive months, Fox News has ruled the ratings roost, being the most watched news program on cable television. For the grand majority of those years, Bill O’Reilly has led the charge for the “fair and balanced” news station. However, O’Reilly has a new challenger, and she shows no signs of holding back. For the second time …

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Hobby Lobby’s Divisive SCOTUS Win

The Supreme Court case that featured Hobby Lobby and their protest against Obamacare wrapped up with a Hobby Lobby win yesterday. Within minutes your Facebook and Twitter feeds probably blew up with statements of indignation or triumph, depending on where your friends came down on the issue. Unfortunately, much of what you see tossed around out there is probably just …

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Hobby Lobby Invests in Abortion Pills

In a discovery that is bound to rankle supporters, Mother Jones magazine revealed yesterday that Hobby Lobby is in bed with the enemy. After months/years of fighting the Affordable Care Act’s provisions requiring birth control to be covered by employer-provided insurance plans, including taking that fight all the way to the United States Supreme Court, it now comes to light …

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Sandra Fluke Wants Henry Waxman’s Seat

First off, who is Sandra Fluke? Fluke is a 33-year-old American attorney at law and women’s rights activist. The Pennsylvania native first caught the public’s eye when Republican congressmen blocked her from testifying to the┬áHouse Oversight and Government Reform Committee back in February of 2012. Fluke was attempting to explain to the committee the importance of requiring insurance plans to …

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Erin Brockovich Warns Against Birth Control Device

Erin Brockovich has started a new campaign to take a particular birth control device off the market, saying she’s seen and heard claims from thousands of women who say they suffered injuries after using it. Essure, which is known as a cheaper alternative to a full tubal ligation, consists of bendable coils which are placed in the fallopian tubes and …

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Contraception: Permanent Birth Control “Essure” Causes Pelvic Pain

You know it is a serious public health issue when famed consumer advocate Erin Brockovich is campaigning against a procedure that claims permanent contraception, but delivers excruciating pelvic pain and a variety of other side effects in women. According to complaints emerging around the country, thousands of women are reporting that Essure, a medical procedure that provides permanent birth control …

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Acne Drug Pulled After Women Die

The National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products (ANSM) in France this week suspended sales of an acne drug linked to the deaths of several women. The drug, Diane-35, is a hormonal acne treatment, but was begin prescribed as contraceptives to hundreds of thousands of women in France. The medication was found to have played a role …

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor Allows Contraceptive Mandate to Begin Next Week

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an in-chambers opinion denying Hobby Lobby Stores Inc an injunction it had requested to prevent a birth control mandate from beginning on January 1. The mandate is part of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), colloquially known as “Obamacare.” Hobby Lobby is arguing that the mandate to provide employees with …

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Birth Control Over the Counter Recommended by OB/GYNs

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently recommended that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter in drugstores, without the need for a doctor’s prescription. The group’s recommendation will be published in the December 2012 issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. No oral contraceptives are currently over the counter in the U.S. ACOG cites cost, access, and …

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Birth Control Cuts Abortion Rates by More Than Half, Says Study

A new study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that providing free birth control to women could reduce abortion rates by 62% to 78%. In addition, access to no-cost birth control “substantially reduced” unplanned pregnancies. The study, conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, looked at 9,256 women, ages 14 to 45 in …

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