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Federal Appeals Court Blocks Rollback of Contraceptive Mandate

Late last year, the Trump administration attempted to significantly expand the scope of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate opt-out program. Under the administration’s new rules, virtually any employer could refuse to provide free birth control coverage to their employees by citing religious or moral objections. Just a few months after the new rules… Read more »

New Research Identifies Benefits of 12-Month Birth Control Supplies

Although it’s common practice for pharmacies to dispense only three months of birth control pills at a time, offering women 12-month supplies of birth control could reduce healthcare costs and unintended pregnancy rates, according to a study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. This study, which was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh School of… Read more »

How Does an Abortion Affect Your Menstrual Cycle?

Both medical and surgical abortions are low-risk procedures that can safely and effectively terminate pregnancies. That said, many women have questions about how their menstrual cycles might be affected in the aftermath of an abortion. During a medical abortion – in which the pregnancy is terminated using a combination of two pills – it’s normal… Read more »

Cory Booker Announces Plan to Protect Abortion Rights

Last month, presidential candidate and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker unveiled details of a sweeping plan to protect abortion rights at the national level, should he be elected president in 2020. To begin with, Booker says that he would create a White House Office of Reproductive Freedom on “day one” as president. This office would… Read more »

Illinois Lawmakers Advance Reproductive Health Act to State Senate

While some states such as Alabama, Georgia and Ohio are passing legislation to restrict abortion access, lawmakers in other states (including New York) are enacting their own bills that protect reproductive rights and reinforce the legal precedent established by Roe v. Wade in 1973. Earlier this week, for example, the Illinois House of Representatives approved… Read more »

Get Ready to Celebrate National Women’s Health Week!

National Women’s Health Week begins this Sunday, and here at South Avenue Women’s Services we’re excited to honor a week dedicated to the advancement of women’s health and well-being. Looking for ways to get involved this year? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers some great suggestions to help anyone celebrate Women’s Health… Read more »

UC Berkeley Researchers Develop Unisex, Hormone-Free Birth Control

Earlier this month, a group of scientists at a UC-Berkeley based startup called YourChoice Therapeutics announced an exciting new development in a decade-long effort to create a new method of birth control that would offer all the benefits of hormonal contraceptives without their undesirable side effects such as migraines and weight gain. The scientists call… Read more »