Male Contraceptive News
Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives
Modern low-dose birth control pills, available since the 1990s, have fewer side effects than the earliest oral contraceptives
Doctors Report More Women Asking About IUDs After Election
Some doctors in the U.S. are reporting more women asking their physicians about long-lasting birth control devices following concerns about free access to contraception if Trump takes office and ends the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "We have seen a clear-cut increase in discussion through electronic
Apps Offer Birth Control to Girls as Young as 14
Women and girls as young as 14 are offered access to birth control without having to go to their doctors.
Australian Olympic Team to Combat Zika by Handing Out Anti-Viral Condoms Ahead of Rio Games
The fight against the Zika virus is going beyond bug spray as the Australian Olympic Committee announced today that special anti-viral condoms will be given to athletes in order to curb the spread of the Zika virus. Condoms containing Vivagel, an antiviral agent, will be distributed in the hopes of
CDC Investigating 14 Reports of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus in the US
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating at least 14 reported cases of sexually transmitted Zika virus , according to a new health alert from the agency. The high number of cases led the CDC to issue the health alert as a "strong reminder" to the public and medical
Ted Cruz on Birth Control: 'We Don’t Have a Rubber Shortage in America'
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz took a question about women's access to birth control and turned it into an attack against Democrats Monday, saying at an Iowa town that they've manufactured a war on women and falsely painted conservatives as the "condom police." "Last I checked, we don’t have a
IUDs, Implants Could Cut Teen Pregnancy Rates 80 Percent
By Dr. Natasha Bhuyan Long-acting birth control methods, such as the IUD and implant, could cut pregnancy rates by almost 80 percent in sexually active teens, according to a new study. Researchers studied 1,404 teenagers who were offered free birth control of their choice. A...
Texas Abortion Ban Limits More Than Abortions
A Bill That Would Limit Abortion Clinics Could Limit Other Healthcare Options
Pregnant Boys: Shocking Ads Target Teen Pregnancy
A provocative new ad campaign in Chicago, a city that has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country, is garnering a lot of attention with its shocking images of teenage boys pregnant. Although teenage pregnancies in Chicago are down by 33 percent,...
Birth Control Breakdown: Plan B Access and Alternatives
In a move that surprised some Democrats and Republicans, the Obama administration announced it will comply with a judge's order to make emergency contraception available to girls of any age without a prescription. Feds Now Back Morning-After Pills for All Girls The decision could soon land