Male Contraceptive News
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
Possible New Birth Control Method for Men
Researchers Promised That the New Contraceptive Will Generate No Side Effects
Judge Orders That 'Morning-After' Pill Be Sold Over-the-Counter for Those Under 17
The "morning-after" pill , also known as Plan B, could land on drugstore shelves right next to the condoms and cough drops as early as May. A federal judge today ordered the Food and Drug Administration to allow emergency contraception, such as Plan B, to be sold over-the-counter. In his ruling,
Pope Francis' View on Contraception Could Impact AIDS Work
Catholic organizations around the world are still digesting how the selection of Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, now Pope Francis , might impact their work, and that includes disease-prevention efforts. One way of combating epidemics, including HIV/AIDS, is the use of condoms. But the Catholic Church
Unplanned Pregnancies Hurt Military Women, Mission Readiness
Women in the military have access to some of the nation's best health care, which includes free birth control. But a new study shows that many women are not using it and the rate of unintended pregnancy is double that of the general population. And today, with the Department of Defense's ending its