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Oral Contraception OK for HIV-Positive Women

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 4
Contrary to guidelines issued by the World Health Organization, new research has found that HIV-positive women receiving one of the most common forms of drug therapy should be able to use at least some forms of oral contraception.

Colombian Woman Uses Potato as Contraceptive, Grows Potato Baby Instead

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 6
A 22-year-old Colombian woman told doctors that she put a potato in her vagina to do the job of a contraceptive, after her mother suggested the bizarre method.

LGBT, HIV Activists Express Concern Over SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Ruling

By EDGE | Jun 30
Today’s SCOTUS decision in the Hobby Lobby case that gave employers the right to claim religious objections to deny women coverage for contraception has many LGBT and HIV rights activists concerned about the possible consequence set by the precedent.

GOP House Speaker, Obama Agree: Limbaugh Calling Student a ’Slut’ Out of Bounds

By David Crary | Mar 2
GOP House Speaker John Boehner said radio talkshow host Rush Limbaugh’s calling a student a ’slut’ was ’inappropriate’ for defending government-mandated birth-control for health insurers; President Obama called the Georgetown student.

Contraception could be free under health care law

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Nov 1
Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health care law.

Teen sex: More use rhythm method for birth control

By Mike Stobbe | Jun 3
A growing number of teen girls say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it’s OK for an unmarried female to have a baby, according to a government survey released Wednesday.

America’s favorite birth control method turns 50

By Carla K. Johnson | May 10
A world without "the pill" is unimaginable to many young women who now use it to treat acne, skip periods, improve mood and, of course, prevent pregnancy. They might be surprised to learn that U.S. officials announcing approval of the world’s first oral contraceptive were uncomfortable.

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